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 complaints that they were “sexually victimized” by Schneiderman.
Counseling against reporting the allegations to Manhattan’s district attorney based on his past experiences with political corruption cases, Gleason says, he discussed the women’s allegations with a retired New York Post journalist, Stephen Dunleavy.
The New York Daily News reports:
Details regarding Eric Schneiderman’s alleged abuse of two women may have been among the documents seized by the FBI during its raid on Michael Cohen’s law office and residences last month, new filings reveal. Attorney Peter Gleason wrote in a letter filed Friday that he was separately approached by two women in 2012 and 2013 who claimed that Schneiderman was “sexually inappropriate” with them.
“After the first consultation with one of Schneiderman’s victims I explained to her how invariably the very entities that were established to protect her would ultimately turn on her to protect the power elite that includes Schneiderman,” wrote Gleason, who misspelled the disgraced AG’s name as “Scheiderman” and “Scheinderman.” Gleason seeks a protective order keeping all information about the two women confidential.