New York State Attorney General Resigns Amid Assault Accusations

Eric Schneiderman is one of several prominent men in the legal world to step down in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations

Eric Schneiderman is one of several prominent men in the legal world to step down in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations

Healey and Schneiderman have teamed up in legal actions against the Trump administration and an investigation into Exxon Mobil's role in climate change.

Daily Caller editor-in-chief, Geoffery Ingersoll, pointed out that Schneiderman has been a supporter of Planned Parenthood his entire political career.

President Donald Trump ominously and strangely predicted the downfall of now-former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a tweet written nearly five years ago.

Heastie declined to "talk about candidates" following a two-hour meeting with Assembly Democrats, but told reporters: "Even back to my days as a county chair, I've always believed in diversity..." Its occupant, Alan Hevesi, another New York City Democrat, had been convicted of felony corruption charges.

"In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity". He didn't address the drunken driving claim. The two named in the report said that he repeatedly hit them and that they had to seek medical attention afterward.

The women described abuse that occurred in several counties in NY, which could give a number of district attorneys the authority to investigate, said Cuomo.

Since Democrats hold the overall majority of the 213 total seats, the temporary replacement likely will be a Democrat.

Any appointment would be temporary, however.

He is denying all of the accusations.

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He first retweed a comment made by Schneiderman last month in which he congratulated The New York Times and New Yorker for receiving Pulitzer Prizes after their work exposing the sexual misconduct carried out by a number of powerful men. "The work of this office is critically important", Underwood said in an emailed statement Tuesday.

"Obama meets with this dopey Eric Schneiderman, who hates our governor and wants to run for governor, but I don't think it's going to happen", Trump said in May 2016.

"She is trying to make it look like she has a groundswell of support, but really she's engineered the whole thing", said one official who received a call.

Disgraced Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was once considered an advocate for women's rights, encouraging women to speak up about abuse in the wake of the #MeToo movement. "At that time, Solicitor General Barbara D. Underwood will become acting Attorney General pursuant to a designation letter filled with the Secretary of State". From 1998 to 2001 she was the acting solicitor general and principal deputy solicitor general of the United States. The reportedly prominent lawyer said that when she rejected Schneiderman, he slapped her so forcefully a mark was still visible the following day, according to The New Yorker. She got an undergraduate degree from Harvard and law degree from Georgetown.

The letter simply said, "I hereby resign the Office of the Attorney General effective at 5 p.m. today".

MORE | Manhattan DA to probe abuse allegations against Schneiderman. All four women said their physical abuse was not consensual.

Alicandro announced his candidacy on Monday, just hours before the news about Schneiderman broke.

After the article was posted online, Governor Andrew Cuomo called for Schneiderman to step down.

Schneiderman's image as an outspoken progressive champion was abruptly punctured on Monday, when The New Yorker published a damning and disturbing investigation into the New York attorney general's behavior, including allegations of physical abuse by four women.

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