Koo Defends Liu From ‘Political Entrapment'; Calls Media ‘Unfair’

peter koo fb1 Koo Defends Liu From Political Entrapment; Calls Media Unfair

Peter Koo (Photo: Facebook)

Councilman Peter Koo, who recently switched parties to the Democratic Party, said the media’s treatment of New York City Comptroller John Liu has been biased and wrong in a recent interview with Roberto Perez.

“As an Asian-American politician, I think it’s really unfair,” he said. “I think the media, they ganged up against him.”

Last year, an FBI sting against one of Mr. Liu’s campaign bundlers caused Mr. Liu’s mayoral ambitions to take a significant hit.

Mr. Koo went on to defend Mr. Liu’s integrity. “It’s [not] proven that he directly knows about this, or his staff knows about this, so why do you link the two together?” he asked. “The FBI used some sting operation, they offered cash to people, it’s like a political entrapment to me. I think it’s really unfair. Even though the guy is guilty, … only he’s guilty, he has nothing to do with John Liu.”

Mr. Koo, who contributed to Mr. Liu’s campaign even when he was still registered as a Republican, also argued that this type of fundraising controversy is hardly unique to Mr. Liu. “This kind of scandal happened before with Hillary Clinton, happened with Al Gore. Whoever get’s caught in the scandal, those guys should be punished, not the candidates, because they have nothing to do with this.”

Comments

  1. guest says:

    If the media were truly “unfair,” Mr. Liu would never have been elected Comptroller in the first place. And what does a party switcher know about integrity?

  2. guest 2 says:

    Totally agree with Peter Koo. Post writes about old business cards in Comptroller’s office. Daily News writes about walls. Times is upset about excessive number of commendations given out by John Liu. Nobody cares about City Time, expensive contracts with outside consultants and $200 mln. given to Trump for golf course in the Bronx.
    Very sad to see such a bias.