The FBI have seized the electronic devices of New York City Mayor Eric Adams as part of a federal investigation that previously brought the FBI to the home of his top fundraiser, a source familiar with the matter informed ABC News.
It has been confirmed by the mayor’s office that seizure took place on Monday. Mayor has denied any wrongdoing.
“As a former member of law enforcement, 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. I have nothing to hide,” said Adams in a statement.
The investigation seeks to determine whether his campaign has been the recipient of any illegal foreign donations from Turkey with a Brooklyn construction company as a conduit sources. Earlier, in the investigation, the federal official has conducted a house search of Brianna Suggs, who was the main fundraiser in Adams’ campaign.
As per the reports by ABC News, the investigators came to Adams post an event on Monday evening, asking for all the devices he had on him, including an iPad and a phone.
Later, the mayor’s office turned over more devices.