New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said it's "perfectly fair" to act on behalf of associates with city agencies in his first interview since a sitdown with the U.S. attorney's office.
De Blasio, under investigation by the feds for promising favors to donors, told NY1.com that his help only goes so far.
"I don't intervene and tell agencies how to do their business. Agencies come to their own conclusion," de Blasio said. "It's perfectly fair to put forward concerns from community members. …
"I believe it is perfectly appropriate to put an issue on the agency's plate, and the agency has to make the decision they see as right," de Blasio said.
De Blasio on Friday had a 4-hour interview with the corruption unit of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, telling NY1.com that the meeting went "fine."
"I was happy to go in, recount the facts," de Blasio said. "It was fine … I know we've done everything appropriately, we've done everything legally, we've held ourselves to high ethical standards and I was very comfortable going over everything I knew."
De Blasio is up for reelection this year.
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