NY Attorney General Announces Resignation Following Physical Abuse Accusations

N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused of physically abusing four women

She was an assistant district attorney in New York County (Manhattan), chief of appeals and counsel to the district attorney in Brooklyn and senior executive assistant district attorney for legal affairs in Queens County. And served Cuomo in various capacities when he was elected Governor.

Schneiderman's departure marked the fourth time in NY that a statewide elected official has either resigned in disgrace or been forced out of campaigning for election. "In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me", he said in a statement.

Aside from former Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct a year ago, Schneiderman is one of the most high-profile progressive politician to be felled by the #MeToo movement.

Prominent Republicans nationwide reveled in the news.

One day after a stunning story in The New Yorker detailed four women's allegations that Schneiderman violently assaulted them, law enforcement officials in Manhattan and suburban Long Island said they're looking into the claims.

Schneiderman's public person, however, reportedly masked violent private behaviors.

According to The New Yorker, Manning Barish and Selvaratnam said he had hit and choked them, and that they later sought medical attention because of it. Selvaratnam also alleged that Schneiderman threatened to tap her phone, among other threats. A third woman described similar conduct. In one instance, Manning Barish said Schneiderman told her that "if you ever left me, I'd kill you".

Another big supporter of the abortion industry resigned this week amid allegations that he physically abused four women. "I did not consent to physical assault", Manning Barish said. Tales of Schneiderman choking and beating them, including non-consensually during sex, humiliating them at other times, plying them with alcohol against their will. One of his more notable actions as a state senator involved legislation to protect women from domestic abuse, including his sponsorship of the Anti-Strangulation Act in 2010. Not because an abusive man was exposed, but because he was a champion of progressive causes. "How can you put a perpetrator in charge of the country's most important sexual-assault case?" "In other words, I mean, turning it into something - a different conversation", Camerota said. "He's fooled so many people".

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The developments brought a tart tweet from President Donald Trump's eldest son.

"After the most hard month of my life-I spoke up".

Mr. Schneiderman has always been regarded as one of the state's most progressive politicians, even before his 2013 lawsuit against Trump University and his subsequent suits against the Trump administration made him the darling of the political left.

Jennifer Cunningham, Schneiderman's ex-wife, said in a statement provided by Schneiderman's representative Monday night that the "allegations are inconsistent with the man I know".

The New Yorker article was co-authored by Ronan Farrow, who first wrote about the allegations about Weinstein.

In announcing his resignation, Schneiderman he would step down at the end of business Tuesday.

"I am honored to serve the people of New York", Underwood said in a statement, adding that the office's "work continues without interruption".

Schneiderman's office sent the questionnaire to major crypto exchanges including Coinbase (GDAX), Gemini, Bitfinex, Bittrex, Binance, Kraken, and Huobi.

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