Corruption Scandals Embarrass New York

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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano leaves the federal courthouse, after being indicted on federal corruption charges, Oct. 20, 2016, Central Islip, NY.

The Republican establishment of Nassau County was shaken Thursday when the highest elected official and a town supervisor were indicted on charges of bribery in connection with a businessman said to be seeking favors from the public officials. Republicans narrowly hold majority in the State Senate, but experts say these corruption charges may be enough to swing majority to the democrats

William K. Rashbaum, Senior Writer for the New York Times, talks about the arrest of Nassau County executive Edward Mangano and the continuing investigation into mayor Bill de Blasio's fundraising tactics.