Closeted Brooklyn state Sen. Carl Kruger, a Democratic powerhouse, traded political favors for more than $1 million in bribes over the last five years — which his live-in boyfriend helped launder, the feds charged yesterday.”
Asked yesterday if Kruger and Turano were lovers, Turano’s lawyer declined to comment. Kruger’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said only, “I don’t think that this is an appropriate area of inquiry, and I choose not to comment.”
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This piece has a triple byline, plus a “shirttail” naming five additional reporters; and here we’ve got them trying to get someone on the inside of the investigation to say they discovered the two were lovers during the course of the investigation. They don’t get it, in fact—not even from an anonymous source.
The Post hasn’t got the goods—and in fact, the Times, which didn’t have them either, did more to make us understand what the relevance of it all might be better than the Post.