AG Eric Schneiderman resigns amid accusations of physical abuse by four women

AG Eric Schneiderman resigns amid accusations of physical abuse by four women

AG Eric Schneiderman resigns amid accusations of physical abuse by four women

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday ended almost 10 years as New York's top law enforcement officer under investigation after four women said he had physically assaulted them.

"I am honored to serve the people of NY as acting Attorney General". While Schneiderman has resigned as Attorney General of NY, I am hopeful that he will also be held accountable for the violent attacks against his victims.

He added, "based on reports that Schneiderman's abuse was carried out continuously over a period of years, it seems likely that it would not have escaped the attention of the attorney general's staff, security detail, law enforcement or other office holders and must be thoroughly investigated".

Instead, New York was one in a long line of new DFS laws that were enacted in recent years.

"There is a complication with the district attorney of Manhattan, Cy Vance", Cuomo told reporters. Cuomo had tasked Schneiderman with investigating the matter. "Or substantially less than that".

Gov. Cuomo calls the allegations shocking and disturbing. She was Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law, and Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School. Todd Kaminsky (D-Nassau), who is a former federal prosecutor.

The pitfalls of a governor meddling with the province of lawmakers were demonstrated in 2007.

Eliot Spitzer, the former governor, stepped down in 2008 after disclosures that he'd consorted with high-priced prostitutes.

"New York's great for many things, but democracy and clean politics are not among them", says Daniel DiSalvo, a political scientist at City College of NY.

Hochul suggested there would be no such scrape over the attorney general vacancy.

"It wasn't consensual", she said in the story. And while there were negative AG opinions on DFS in big states like Texas and IL, the rhetoric and impacts were less in those jurisdictions. She is now claiming Schneiderman "slapped me, open handed and with great force across the face landing the blow directly onto my ear".

That sparked a flurry of speculation and toe dipping by prospective attorney general candidates on the Democratic and Republican sides, just as both parties prepare to nominate their statewide slates later this month. But a year later, Koppell lost to Karen Burstein in the Democratic primary. A knowledgeable GOP source said DeFrancisco of Onondaga County is interested, as is Cahill, the 2014 Republican candidate for attorney general. Under state law, the NY legislature has the authority to appoint Schneiderman's successor.

Hochul is not admitted to practice in NY but could theoretically still enter the race because she is an attorney.

Schneiderman's actions didn't exclusively target Trump businesses.

Schneiderman's offenses are of a different kind than, say, Percoco's conviction for receiving bribes from a state contractor, Benjamin says.

Fox News requested comment from several New York Democrats as to whether they were aware of any of the allegations facing Schneiderman ahead of The New Yorker article.

Weiner, 53, was a seven-term Democratic congressman from New York City who resigned in disgrace in 2011 after a lewd photo he sent to a woman from his Twitter account became public. Then-President-elect Trump said that the settlement was "for a small fraction of the potential award because as President I have to focus on our country". "A special prosecutor is needed".

Schneiderman - still a NY state senator - served as the lead sponsor for legislation that made "intentional strangulation and suffocation into unconsciousness a violent felony".

- Underwood was the United States acting solicitor general and principal deputy solicitor general between 1998 and 2001.

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