This a bombshell hot potato dropped in Eric Schneiderman and New York Governor Cuomo’s lap….
Unlike Donald Trump?
If this story stays hot for any length of time?
Eric Schneiderman WILL have step down from the office he holds and is running for re-election ….
The office could be involved in cleaning up the scraps from the Mueller /Trump investigations…
Former US Attorney Preet Bhars’s name is already being floated….
New Yorker: “Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, has long been a liberal Democratic champion of women’s rights, and recently he has become an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment… Now Schneiderman is facing a reckoning of his own. As his prominence as a voice against sexual misconduct has risen, so, too, has the distress of four women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters. They accuse Schneiderman of having subjected them to nonconsensual physical violence. All have been reluctant to speak ou fearing reprisal…
The New Yorker...More...
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 for the people of the State of New York,” Schneiderman said in a statement.
“In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. 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. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.”….
NY Daily News…More….
Elliot Spitzer repeat, eh?
Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood says she wants to keep her new job through the end of the year.
Underwood told the Daily News Thursday that she will submit her name for consideration to the Legislature as lawmakers consider who to appoint to fill out the last few months of Eric Schneiderman’s term….
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Wednesday created a screening panel to consider candidates to fill the role through the end of Schneiderman’s term. He suggested Underwood would be welcome to submit her application, which she said she will do.
“I have tremendous respect for the Legislature,” Underwood said. “I will be submitting my application for an appointment to them. They invited me to do that and I will do that.”
But Underwood, 73, said she is not interested in seeking to run for a full four-year term in November….