The Governor just changed things up on this one…..
He has appointed the Nassau County DA , Democrat, Madeline Singas as a Special Prosecutor in the Schneiderman case….
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo asked Tuesday night that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate allegations that Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman assaulted four women he was romantically involved with over several years, taking the inquiry away from the Manhattan district attorney.
Hours after The New Yorker reported on Monday that they had accused Mr. Schneiderman of assault, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., announced that his office would investigate the allegations, raising the possibility that criminal charges would accompany Mr. Schneiderman’s political fall from grace.
But by early Tuesday, Mr. Cuomo had raised questions about Mr. Vance’s ability to be impartial, saying he wanted “an investigation by an independent district attorney” who did not have “a whiff of conflict.” And by nightfall, he had written a letter ordering the Nassau County district attorney, Madeline Singas, be appointed to investigate “any and all matters” related to Mr. Schneiderman’s mistreatment of his former romantic partners.
In his letter, Mr. Cuomo said Ms. Singas would have the power to take over the case from the Manhattan district attorney. He said Mr. Schneiderman’s previous investigation of Mr. Vance’s handling of a 2015 investigation into Harvey Weinstein created “at a minimum the appearance of a conflict of interest,” and that “the victims deserved nothing less” than “an unbiased investigation.”….