The dizzying fall of New York's attorney general

12 May, 2018, 20:47 | Author: Bert Pena
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He later announced his resignation.

Schneiderman had investigated a number of Trump business entities - including Trump University - and it's hard to know if the next attorney general will continue watch-dogging the president's businesses so methodically.

A source close to Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney said Wednesday that the third-term Democrat is considering running for NY attorney general in the wake of Eric Schneiderman's resignation, a surprise this week that has set off a burst of competition for an office that was not on the political radar.

The applicants must "demonstrate relevant experience and expertise in government and legal matters that are under the jurisdiction of the New York State Department of Law", according to Heastie's office.

"Now that I know it's part of a pattern, I think, God, I should have reported it", she was quoted as saying. Normally, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance would have led the investigation into crimes alleged to have occured in Manhattan, but Cuomo pulled Vance off the case, fearing a conflict of interest because the attorney general's office has an open investigation into Vance's office for its handling of sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Planned Parenthood is defending an alleged abuser of women over a woman who is a political opponent.

Schneiderman was the chief architect of a civil rights lawsuit filed in February and charging Weinstein with "egregious violations of New York's civil rights, human rights, and business laws".

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Mr. Schneiderman attributed the allegations to consensual "role-playing". "While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office's work at this critical time", a statement on the attorney general website reads. Barish also accused Schneiderman of taking her prescribed Xanax pills for recreational use with alcohol and threatening to kill her if she left. "I have not assaulted anyone", Schneiderman said in a statement to the publication. "I have never engaged in non-consensual sex, which is I line I would not cross".

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's appointment of a special prosecutor to probe allegations of physical abuse of four women by former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman stoked an internal debate Wednesday among the state's district attorneys about whether to challenge or criticize the governor's intervention. "But more important, and beyond politics, it violated the separation of powers that is meant to promote confidence in the independence of our criminal justice system".

"As women lawmakers, we were horrified by the revelations regarding Eric Schneiderman's abuse of women".

Barbara Underwood, the solicitor general of NY, is acting as Schneiderman's temporary replacement.

Because Democrats have more members in the legislature, they are likely to choose the AG replacement.

"What that tells me as a former investigator is that they had a lot more information on him than we do", said Giglio, a former deputy inspector general in the Attorney General's Office.

Even before Trump took office, Schneiderman launched an investigation into ExxonMobil's history of in-house climate work following investigative reports in InsideClimate News and the Los Angeles Times.


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