Trump and Schneiderman have a contentious relationship, arising from the AG’s former investigation of the president’s eponymous Trump University, an organization mired in allegations of fraud before it ceased operations in 2010. As the investigation intensified, Trump loosed a steady barrage of disparagement on the AG from his Twitter account in 2014.
He first accused Schneiderman of wearing Revlon eyeliner when he appeared in public, echoing rumors allegedly spread by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
It’s Tuesday. @AGSchneiderman is wearing Revlon eyeliner today. Governor Cuomo alerted all to this.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2014
.@AGSchneiderman must take a drug test immediately—make results public. NY Attorney General cannot be a cokehead.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2014
They just arrested pol Shelly Silver in New York. Why aren’t they arresting a far bigger crook —@AGSchneiderman?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2015
Trump’s tweet refers to allegations which appeared in an Oct. 2014 edition of the New York Post. The story relays the account of a Democratic activist who claims Schneiderman snorted lines of cocaine at a Manhattan bar called Siberia, a revolting dive popular with “slumming socialites and authentic down-and-outers.” – READ MORE[divider][/divider]
RELATED: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned following the stunning New Yorker report on four women accusing him of physical violence.
And then, just hours after the report was released, Schneiderman put out a statement announcing his resignation.
“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 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.” – READ MORE[divider][/divider]
UPDATE: NY Gov. Cuomo Will Call for Schneiderman’s Resignation, per NY Daily News.
— ken lovett (@klnynews) May 8, 2018
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. As New York State’s highest-ranking law-enforcement officer, Schneiderman, who is sixty-three, has used his authority to take legal action against the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and to demand greater compensation for the victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual crimes. Last month, when the Times and this magazine were awarded a joint Pulitzer Prize for coverage of sexual harassment, Schneiderman issued a congratulatory tweet, praising “the brave women and men who spoke up about the sexual harassment they had endured at the hands of powerful men.” Without these women, he noted, “there would not be the critical national reckoning under way.”
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.
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.
In a statement, Schneiderman said, “In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity. I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in nonconsensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.” – READ MORE[give_form id=”79809″] [contentcards url=”http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/31/trump-once-accused-the-ag-investigating-him-of-being-a-cross-dressing-coke-fiend/” target=”_blank”]