New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to a meeting with federal prosecutors over alleged corruption during his time at City Hall.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara will interview Mayor de Blasio in the next two weeks over a “pay for play” investigation, a probe which seeks to determine if de Blasio accepted political donations in exchange for government favors, NBC News reported Friday.
Bharara requested the meeting and de Blasio accepted without the protection of immunity, according to the report.
It is a “bold and risky” move, legal experts say, but de Blasio believes he can be cleared of wrongdoing and convince them to drop the investigation, sources told NBC News.
In addition to challenging President Trump often in the past year, de Blasio might have another battle on his hands: Hillary Clinton.
Clinton has been urged to run against de Blasio in the next mayoral election, Newsmax chief political columnist and White House correspondent John Gizzi reported.