Robert Mueller enlisted a long time Trump foe to assist his witch hunt against the President.
That was a bad idea.
This major Democrat was just forced to resign because he was caught up in one horrible sex scandal.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has tormented Donald Trump for years.
He filed suit on matters ranging from Trump University to the administration’s efforts to roll back Barack Obama’s job-killing global warming regulations.
But Schneiderman’s biggest challenge to Trump was joining forces with Mueller.
Vanity Fair reports:
“On Thursday, Politico reported that Mueller has teamed up with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office. Mueller and Schneiderman have reportedly begun sharing evidence from their parallel probes into Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman. Manafort, who has long-standing financial ties to Russian interests, has been a focus in the F.B.I. investigation since last summer, but he has come under heightened scrutiny in recent months. Federal investigators have issued a number of subpoenas to associates of the longtime political operative and at the end of last month conducted a raid on his home, reportedly seeking documents. (Manafort has not been accused of any crime and has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.)”
That all came to a screeching halt when The New Yorker reported allegations from four women that Schneiderman engaged in violent physical abuse:
“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 out, fearing reprisal. But two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, have talked to The New Yorker on the record, because they feel that doing so could protect other women. They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” They did not report their allegations to the police at the time, but both say that they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked. Selvaratnam says that Schneiderman warned her he could have her followed and her phones tapped, and both say that he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him. (Schneiderman’s spokesperson said that he “never made any of these threats.”)
A third former romantic partner of Schneiderman’s told Manning Barish and Selvaratnam that he also repeatedly subjected her to nonconsensual physical violence, but she told them that she is too frightened of him to come forward. (The New Yorker has independently vetted the accounts that they gave of her allegations.) A fourth woman, an attorney who has held prominent positions in the New York legal community, says that Schneiderman made an advance toward her; when she rebuffed him, he slapped her across the face with such force that it left a mark that lingered the next day. She recalls screaming in surprise and pain, and beginning to cry, and says that she felt frightened. She has asked to remain unidentified, but shared a photograph of the injury with The New Yorker.”
Within three hours of the story breaking, Schneiderman announced his resignation.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 8, 2018
Interestingly, in 2013, Donald Trump predicted Schneiderman’s downfall and may have even known it would involve the abuse of women.
Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone – next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman. Is he a crook? Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2013
Trump referenced former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Both were prominent Democrats who resigned after sex scandals.
Now Schneiderman is the latest liberal to be felled by allegations of abusing women.
His career – and his hopes of teaming with Mueller to ruin Donald Trump – are over.