#AskTheMayor: 'The Spirit and the Letter of the Law'

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 In this Jan. 30, 2017 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on local government in Albany, N.Y.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his staff will not be facing charges after state and federal probes into his fundraising practices during the mayor's 2013 run. Campaign officials came under scrutiny after soliciting donations from the city's real estate and business sectors.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim announced no charges against the mayor although the actions appear to be "contrary to the intent and spirit of the law," according to Vance.

"Although it is rare that we issue a public statement about the status of an investigation," said Kim, "we believe it appropriate in this case at this time, in order not to unduly influence the upcoming campaign and Mayoral election."

“We acted appropriately, we acted lawfully, we cooperated from the very beginning,” de Blasio said. "Of course we stayed both with the spirit and the letter of the law."