Rockland lawmaker announces run for state attorney general


An attorney general can investigate corruption in state government. Barbara Underwood has been appointed acting NY attorney general in his absence.

A high-profile attorney who remained anonymous was quoted in the magazine as detailing a sexually aggressive encounter with Schneiderman that left her frightened following a party in the Hamptons in the summer of 2016.

Vance's shop had, "at minimum, an appearance of conflict", Cuomo said, because the Manhattan DA's office was now being investigated by the attorney general for its handling of allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The article told the alleged stories of women who were - by their accounts - spit upon, choked, hit, demeaned, and threatened while in relationships with the Attorney General; within three hours of its publication, Schneiderman had already resigned amid calls from numerous politicians and colleagues to do so. Another woman, a lawyer, said she was slapped violently across the face. "His pattern of using his position to control and abuse women is shocking and demands an investigation", said Staver.

Late Tuesday, members of the Senate Republican Women's Caucus - which includes Young and fellow senators Betty Little, Patty Ritchie, Kathy Marchione, Sue Serino, Elaine Phillips and Pam Helming - issued a statement decrying the hypocrisy of Schneiderman's actions.

Schneiderman has denied all abuse allegations.

Schneiderman is accorded a presumption of innocence in the eyes of the law. "If I've said anything that applies to you, just fuck off".

"I don't think it will make much difference in how the New York".

Vance freaked after Cuomo named Singas as the special prosecutor in the investigation of the disgraced ex-attorney general, accused by at least four women of choking and assaulting them.

- October, 2015, statement on domestic violence brochure. After joining the Nassau County district attorney's office, she was appointed chief of the newly created Special Victims Bureau.

The allegations first appeared on the New Yorker's website Monday night.

In his letter, Vance said Cuomo's decision in March to have Schneiderman investigate the Manhattan office's actions represented "an unwarranted intrusion by an elected executive into a charging decision by an independent prosecutor".

"We have never seen anything as despicable as what we've seen right here", Mr. Schneiderman said of the accusations against Weinstein.

Timeliness is a concern, because the state Democratic Committee holds its convention May 23-24 and can nominate up to four candidates to run for attorney general in the Democratic primary on September 13.

Rivera and her co-chair, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, both represent Manhattan.

It's also possible that Schneiderman's replacement will be an improvement - more willing to investigate corrupt state lawmakers and crack down on corrupt Wall Street banks than Schneiderman ultimately proved to be.