Literally Byzantine Plot In The Tri-State Region: WHY Would Turkey Bribe Eric Adams?
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From the New York Times news section:

U.S. Investigating Whether Adams Received Illegal Donations From Turkey

A raid at the home of Eric Adams’s chief fund-raiser was part of an inquiry into whether foreign money was funneled into his mayoral campaign, a search warrant shows.

Mayor Eric Adams has said that he has made numerous visits to Turkey.

By William K. Rashbaum, Dana Rubinstein and Jeffery C. Mays
Nov. 2, 2023

Federal prosecutors and the F.B.I. are conducting a broad public corruption investigation into whether Mayor Eric Adams’s 2021 election campaign conspired with the Turkish government to receive illegal foreign donations, according to a search warrant obtained by The New York Times.

The investigation burst into public view on Thursday when federal agents conducted an early-morning raid at the Brooklyn home of the mayor’s chief fund-raiser, Brianna Suggs. Ms. Suggs is a campaign consultant who is deeply entwined with efforts to advance the mayor’s agenda.

Investigators also sought to learn more about the potential involvement of a Brooklyn construction company with ties to Turkey, as well as a small university in Washington, D.C., that also has ties to the country and to Mr. Adams.

Meanwhile, next door in New Jersey, Democratic senator Robert Menendez is being investigated over his ties to Egypt.

I can see why Egypt or Turkey would like to own a U.S. Senator—the U.S. is the world’s most powerful country, so it makes sense to bribe a senator—but I don’t get what paying off the mayor of New York, and a rather buffoonish mayor at that, would get you.

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