New York City Mayor Eric Adams had his electronic devices, including two phones and an iPad, seized by the FBI this week as part of an investigation into possible illegal donations from the Turkish government during his 2021 campaign. FBI agents, armed with a court-authorized warrant, approached Adams on the street and collected the devices.
Adams’ campaign attorney, Boyd Johnson, released a statement acknowledging the federal investigation and highlighting the campaign’s commitment to transparency and cooperation. Johnson emphasized that the mayor has not been accused of any wrongdoing and continues to cooperate with the investigation. The incident occurred after an event on Monday night when the FBI approached Adams.
Fox News sought comment from the FBI’s New York office, but they declined to provide any statements on the matter.
Mayor Adams, a former law enforcement member, expressed his expectation for his staff to follow the law and fully cooperate with investigations. He asserted his commitment to transparency, stating, “I have nothing to hide.”
This development follows the FBI’s search of the Brooklyn home of Brianna Suggs, a 25-year-old campaign consultant for Adams. During the search, agents seized three iPhones, two laptop computers, papers, and other evidence. Notably, investigators also took a “manila folder labeled Eric Adams.”
As the investigation unfolds, the seizure of electronic devices from Mayor Adams raises questions about potential connections between his 2021 campaign and illegal donations from the Turkish government. The mayor’s proactive compliance with the FBI’s request and his commitment to cooperation underscore the gravity of the situation, even as he maintains innocence in the absence of any formal accusations.