U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY 6) is telegraphing her reported interest in succeeding U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY 14) as chair of the Queens Democratic Party county committe. U.S. House Of Representatives/Official Photograph

Grace Meng reportedly interested in taking helm of Queens Democratic County Committee that is of interest to Federal investigators

Queens Democrats avoided serious consequences from a previous, reported Federal corruption investigation by installing a Congressional lawmaker as a new chair. Will it work, again ?

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LETTER FROM NEW YORK : Is it premature hope to think that the vigor with which Federal prosecutors reached a plea deal with Michael Cohen will translate into greater accountability of politicians in New York City Hall ? New York City Hall : 9 May 2007 (CC BY SA 3.0 by Momos)

As Federal prosecutors bring politically-sensitive cases in an election year, do New York City Hall and City Council find themselves in uncharted waters ?

As the U.S. Attorney’s Office brings political prosecutions in an election year, can voters expect justice when significant Government officials lie to the public ?

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