And he has scored hits…..
The latest cost Donald Trump $25 Million in a settled case for one his numerous failures…This one a college that did NOT deliver what it student’s paid for….
The NY AG has been fighting with Trump for years….
And could be the standby if Robert Mueller’s efforts to hold Trump, his son and son-law accountable for financial slight of hand…Presidential pardon’s do NOT apply to state criminal or civil cases….
Trump , up to this January was just a New York Real Estate guy with a record or problems and broken companies…..
He’s now the President, with same record..and he and his family still have loose financial ends that Mueller and the Fed’s are putting under the microscope….One of Mueller’s grand juries is sitting in Brooklyn, NY looking over Trump’s NY actions, which is part of the New York State AG ‘s jursishdiction….
Right now Schneiderman’s atorney’s are challaging the Trump admin on several fronts and are being joined by several other state atty general’s in a repeat of the actions that President Obama faced from the Republican’s…
“We try and protect New Yorkers from those who would do them harm,” Mr. Schneiderman said during a recent interview in his Manhattan office. “The biggest threat to New Yorkers right now is the federal government, so we’re responding to it.”
In Mr. Schneiderman’s seventh year as attorney general, the office has been transformed into a bulwark of resistance amid an unusually expansive level of confrontation with the federal government. Other Democratic state attorneys general are undertaking similar efforts, often in concert, like Xavier Becerra in California, where extra moneywas set aside in the budget for the attorney general to battle the Trump administration.
How far Mr. Schneiderman is willing to go in taking on Mr. Trump could define his political career, particularly in a blue state where disapproval of the president is high. The attorney general’s office potential for troublemaking and generating national headlines was redefined in the early 2000s by Eliot Spitzer. Mr. Schneiderman is a less combative man who was often the target of Mr. Trump’s Twitter wrath amid a three-year civil investigation into Trump University. In the end, Mr. Schneiderman’s office extracted a $25 million settlement in the case.
Nonetheless, Mr. Schneiderman is seen by some as a possible backstop should the president exercise his pardon power to help those who might become ensnared in the investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election being led by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel. Federal pardons do not apply to violations of state law.
In the interview, Mr. Schneiderman would say little about his potential role as a criminal prosecutor in relation to the Trump administration, except that he hoped it would not come to that. Earlier this year, Mr. Schneiderman began a criminal inquiry focused on allegations of money laundering by Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman. But his office stood down, at least temporarily, out of deference to the special counsel’s inquiry; the offices did not work together, his staff said.
“I have a lot of respect for the work the special counsel’s doing,” he said. “They’ve put together a terrific team.”
He added: “Just watching it from the outside, like everybody else, it seems like they’re doing a very thorough and serious job. I hope there’s not going to be any effort to derail them or shut them down.
“If that happens, we’ll do — as I think would be a genuine sentiment around the country — we’ll do whatever we can do to see that justice is done. But I hope we don’t have to face a problem like that.”….