New York Attorney General Hires Senate Dem Counsel to Target Trump

Cesar Mills
March 21, 2017

"Mr Master "will be working on a wide range of civil and criminal investigations and enforcement matters, including public corruption, complex civil litigation", including potential lawsuits against the President", said Eric Soufer, a spokesman for Mr Schneiderman.

On the same day that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director confirmed the agency is investigating possible Russian interference in the presidential election, the NY attorney general said he has hired two special prosecutors to scrutinize the Trump administration. Master was the former as deputy chief of the criminal division of the U.S. attorney's office in the Southern District of NY under U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. He left the US attorney's office on March 8. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the New York Daily News reported. A person familiar with the matter said that includes issues involving the Trump administration.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has hired two experienced federal attorneys, one of whom is steeped in investigating public corruption and the other in federal law as Schneiderman plans to try to combat President Donald Trump's administration on several fronts.

Bharara, who was abruptly ousted by the Trump administration about two weeks earlier, in spite of expectations that he'd stay on, quickly congratulated his colleague Monday morning, calling him an "absolute superstar".

Haren has experience in civil rights, constitutional law, data privacy, and security and criminal law, Schneiderman's memo said.

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"As a general matter, it is not sustainable for him to refuse to divest from all of these vast holdings and refuse to disclose what those holdings are", the attorney general said.

Last week Mr Schneiderman' s department joined a case, launched by Washington state, against Mr Trump's revised executive order banning immigration from six mainly-Muslim countries for 90 days.

In addition, he has been probing Trump's charitable foundation, which came under increased scrutiny following reports by The Washington Post of possible improprieties.

Schneiderman has a history with Trump, including a fraud lawsuit in 2013 over the billionaire's real estate school, Trump University. Trump settled that suit and others for a combined $25million shortly after his election in November.

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