Tag Archives: Eric Schneiderman

NEW YORK: Openly Gay Rep. Sean Maloney To Run For State AG And US House Reelection Simultaneously

The New York Daily News reports: Upstate Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Wednesday will formally announce he’s running for state attorney general at the same time he’s seeking re-election to Congress. Maloney said he will try to petition his way onto the Sept. 13 Democratic primary ballot for attorney general. He said if he wins the nomination, he will immediately ...

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REPORT: Trump And Cohen Were Informed Years Ago About Abuse Allegations Against Eric Schneiderman

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was informed about allegations of sexual misconduct by then-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman around 2013, according to a letter filed in Manhattan federal court on Friday. An attorney, Peter Gleason, submitted a letter to the court Friday explaining that two women had come to him a half-decade or more ago with ...

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Preet Bharara Waffles On New York AG Bid: We’ll See

The New York Daily News reports: Ex-federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, while not in the race for state attorney general right now, won’t entirely rule out a run. The corruption-busting Bharara, speaking on his podcast, shared his unease with politics while leaving himself some wiggle room in the contest to replace disgraced Eric Schneiderman. “The question about what I’ll do in ...

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Kink Community Denounces Eric Schneiderman

The New York Post reports: Many members of what’s widely known as the kink community are outraged that Eric Schneiderman, in resigning as New York’s attorney general, depicted his alleged violence toward several women as “role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.” Aficionados of kinky sex noted that Schneiderman’s accusers insisted they had given no consent — which is considered obligatory ...

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Cuomo Orders Special Prosecutor For Schneiderman

The New York Daily News reports: The public dismantling of ex-state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took less than 24 hours, a fast and freaky plunge from powerful prosecutor to potential perp walk. Schneiderman’s dramatic fall from grace was capped off by Gov. Cuomo’s appointment late Tuesday of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that the state’s former top lawman physically ...

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NEW YORK: Solicitor General Steps In As Acting AG, Lawmakers To Appoint Schneiderman Replacement

The New York Daily News reports: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned Monday after four women came forward to say he abused and harassed them, has been replaced. The acting attorney general will be Barbara Underwood, the current state solicitor general, officials said. “This morning, I’m grateful to work with the best colleagues in the business — including Barbara Underwood, ...

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Conway Celebrates Schneidermann Scandal: “Gotcha”

Mediaite reports: Kellyanne Conway, the White House counselor, invited her followers to read Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer’s report for the New Yorker, calling the allegations “harrowing.” Conway has repeatedly dismissed the accusers of her boss, President Trump. In a subsequent tweet, Conway resurfaced an old Trump tweet in which Schneiderman said Trump is not “above the law” for his ...

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Manhattan DA Opens Probe Into Schneiderman

The New York Post reports: The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said on Monday night that they were probing Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after explosive assault allegations were launched against him in a New Yorker article. “Our office has opened an investigation into the recently reported allegations concerning Mr. Schneiderman,” said a spokesman for District Attorney Cy Vance. A law enforcement ...

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NEW YORK: State AG Eric Schneiderman Resigns

The New York Daily News reports: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is resigning amid allegations that he physically assaulted four women he dated. Schneiderman, an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, bowed to pressure from politicians, including Gov. Cuomo, who called for him to step down. “It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General ...

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NEW YORK: State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Accused Of Assault By Four Former Girlfriends

The New York Times reports: The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, was accused of physically assaulting four women with whom he had relationships, according to an article published Monday by The New Yorker. Two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, who spoke on the record to the magazine, said they had been choked and hit ...

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NEW YORK: AG Seeks To Close State’s Double Jeopardy Loophole So He Can Charge Those Pardoned By Trump

Reuters reports: New York’s attorney general on Wednesday asked Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators to give him and other local prosecutors power to bring criminal charges against people pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump. In a letter, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged Cuomo and legislative leaders to close a loophole in New York’s double jeopardy law shielding recipients of ...

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24 State Attorneys General Sue Over Net Neutrality

Courthouse News reports: The Federal Communications Commission published its official order repealing net neutrality rules in the Federal Register Thursday, prompting New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to immediately challenge the repeal along with 23 other attorneys general. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a former Verizon attorney appointed by President Donald Trump last year, completed his campaign to repeal the Obama-Era ...

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Milestone In Ongoing Schneiderman Vs Trump Battle

The New York Times reports: Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, reached a milestone of sorts recently. By moving to sue the Federal Communications Commission over net neutrality this month, his office took its 100th legal or administrative action against the Trump administration and congressional Republicans. His lawyers have challenged Mr. Trump’s first, second and third travel bans and sued ...

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Trump Orders Halt To Obamacare Subsidy Payments

The Associated Press reports: In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. Before sunrise Friday morning, Trump went on Twitter to urge Democrats to make a deal: “The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding,” he wrote. “Massive subsidy ...

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BOOM: Robert Mueller Teams Up With NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman On Manafort Investigation

Politico reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on its investigation into Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, according to several people familiar with the matter. The cooperation is the latest indication that the federal probe into President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is intensifying. It also could potentially provide Mueller with ...

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NEW YORK: Attorney General Opens Probe Into That “Trumps Stealing From Kids With Cancer” Thing

Forbes reports: The New York attorney general, which has been investigating the Donald J. Trump Foundation for months, is now looking into the Eric Trump Foundation, after a report in Forbes exposed practices that seem to violate state laws. “The attorney general’s office is looking into the issues raised by this report,” said Eric Soufer, the communications director for the ...

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Three States Sue To Block Latest Muslim Travel Ban

The Hill reports: Democratic attorneys general in three states announced Thursday that they will try to block the Trump administration’s new executive order on travel in court, pushing for the temporary restraining order that halted the first order to remain intact. In early February, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart issued an order blocking the first version of the administration’s ...

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New York AG Joins ACLU’s Lawsuit Against Trump

Via press release from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: “As I’ve made clear: President Trump’s executive action is unconstitutional, unlawful, and fundamentally un-American. That is why my office will be filing to join the federal lawsuit against President Trump and his administration. I’m proud to partner with these organizations to fight to permanently strike down this dangerous and discriminatory ...

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NEW YORK: Trump Organization Promises Not To Use Charity Funds To Pay Trump University Settlement

The New York Times reports: Donald Trump will use no charitable funds to pay off a $25 million settlement of fraud lawsuits against his defunct real estate seminar program, Trump University, an attorney for his business said Monday. Trump agreed Friday to pay the money to former customers of the program, settling two California lawsuits and one filed by New ...

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REPORT: Trump To Settle Both Trump University Fraud Lawsuits For $25M, Won’t Admit To Any Wrongdoing

The New York Daily News reports: In a complete turnaround from his previous position, President-elect Donald Trump is nearing a settlement of the fraud cases brought in New York and California involving his now defunct for-profit Trump University, the Daily News has learned. Under the emerging deal being negotiated by Trump’s lawyers, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and ...

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