Cory Booker witch-hunt by right wing haters?
The New York Post reports U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker pocketed ‘confidential’ annual payouts from his former law firm, Trenk DiPasquale, during his tenure as Newark mayor.
Booker, who is a frontrunner for the Senate seat previously held by Frank Lautenberg, reportedly received five checks from the law firm from 2007 to 2011.
The NY Post reports that during that time, Trenk DiPasquale earned “more than $2 million in fees from local agencies over which Booker has influence.” Cory Booker told the New York Post, “This was a settlement buyout for my interest in the firm. I had an equity stake, and we had a negotiated settlement.”
Mayor Booker worked at Trenk DiPasquale for five years and left in 2006 when he was elected Newark mayor. Not sure what to make of all this, since the New York Post has gotten it wrong many times. The right will try its best to muddy the waters where Booker is concerned. This is just a taste of what’s to come with the 2014 and 2016 election cycles.
This all comes after Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan’s campaign sent out a tweet that read, “just leaked — Cory Booker’s foreign policy debate prep notes.” Below it was a map of Newark, with the words “West Africa, Guyana, Portugal, Brazil, Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Trinidad, scrawled on top. The names were meant to depict different neighborhoods in Newark. According to Census figures, Newark is 52 percent black and 26 percent white. The tweet was deleted and Lonegan said it had ‘no racist intent at all.’