April 27, 2016

America Rising Files FOIL Request For De Blasio Fundraising Memo

Following news that a top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received a July 2014 document outlining New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial fundraising scheme that is now at the center of an ethics scandal, America Rising PAC has filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request for a copy of the memo.

The memo, according to a breaking report by Politico New York, was crafted by de Blasio’s campaign lawyer and sent to senior de Blasio aides and Joe Percoco, a top aide to Cuomo at the time. The report describes Percoco as “a liaison between the Cuomo campaign and the coordinated effort, and was involved with, and aware of, the efforts to set up the arrangement.”

Percoco’s involvement will make it difficult for Cuomo to distance himself from the scandal. A member of Cuomo’s inner circle, Percoco is described by the New York Daily News as “one of Cuomo’s most trusted aides” and by Politico as “a longtime Cuomo loyalist who served as a top aide to the governor.”

View America Rising’s FOIL request here.