Mayoral hopeful Nicole Malliotakis refuses to drop clock on website tracking de Blasio transparency on donors – Daily News
The de Blasio clock still stands.
Republican mayoral challenger Nicole Malliotakis won’t be removing the counter on her website that ticks off the days since de Blasio promised to reveal “a stunning number” of donors who asked for City Hall favors and were refused.
On Friday the mayor released a lengthy op-ed on the website Medium that he said fulfilled his pledge — but it was notably short on new information and specific names.
It certainly wasn’t detailed enough to get Malliotakis to back down.
“Frankly, his op-ed is a whole lot of nothing; he never names a contributor and never identifies a single project,” the mayoral candidate and state assemblywoman said.
“I will remain relentless in calling on Mayor de Blasio for real answers, I hope the media will do the same,” she added.
Independent mayoral candidate Bo Dietl felt the same way. He called de Blasio a “disgrace” and said a fresh investigation into the allegations of pay-to-play with his donors should be opened.
“Once again when pressed for information, the mayor flakes,” said Dietl.