Headline RoundupNovember 11th, 2023

FBI Seizes NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ Phones and iPad as Part of Ongoing Probe

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The FBI seized New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ electronic devices this week as part of an ongoing corruption probe, examining his 2021 campaign.

The Details: At least two cell phones and an iPad were seized by the FBI, which approached Adams after an event on Monday night. The devices were reportedly returned a few days later.

Key Quotes: Adams’ attorney, Boyd Johnson, said, “The mayor has not been accused of any wrongdoing and continues to cooperate with the investigation.” He also added, “After learning of the federal investigation, it was discovered that an individual had recently acted improperly. In the spirit of transparency and cooperation, this behavior was immediately and proactively reported to investigators.” Adams said, “I expect all members of my staff to follow the law and fully cooperate with any sort of investigation — and I will continue to do exactly that,”

For Context: Between 2018 and 2021, Adams received donations totaling $18,600 from the Turkish American Steering Committee and the NYC-based Turken Foundation. On November 2, the FBI raided the home of Adams’ top campaign fundraiser looking for evidence of illegal foreign donations. Adams, who has become increasingly critical of unauthorized migration, was planned to meet with White House officials to discuss the matter but canceled the meeting shortly after the raid.

How The Media Covered It: The New York Times (Lean Left bias) has been the primary source for much of the reporting surrounding the story. Sources across the spectrum covered news similarly.

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