NY State AG Eric Schneiderman resigns

May 8, 2018 |

Late last night, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman suddenly resigned in the wake of stunning allegations of physical and sexual abuse. Schneiderman, an outspoken liberal Democrat, had been making a name for himself as a crusading champion of the “Me Too” movement, posturing as a defender of women with his public criticism and legal targeting of President Trump and his move to press charges against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

But four women who’d had past relationships with him got fed up with seeing him be praised as a feminist hero and take bows for fighting violence against women, and they came forward with some truly disturbing allegations against him. As one of the women put it, “His hypocrisy is epic. He’s fooled so many people.” Two of the women went on the record; the others were afraid to give their names for fear of reprisals, but they told similar stories.

The link below is to a detailed report by the New Yorker, which investigated their stories and found that numerous acquaintances corroborated that the women had talked about their abuse at the time, and one doctor confirmed a serious injury that could be explained by the sudden, hard slap to the ear that she claimed Schneiderman inflicted on her.


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I warn you before clicking to the link: this story contains rough language and shocking details. The women make it clear, this was not sexual role-playing: it was sudden, uninvited, unexpected physical assault and extreme bullying and emotional abuse. They claim Schneiderman was especially dangerous when drinking, which he did a lot; and that he abused his official powers to threaten them with death or arrest if they dared leave him or tell anyone about his private behavior. One of the women recalled an alleged incident that she said perfectly summed him up: he once yanked her across the street, and when she protested that jaywalking was against the law, he snapped, “I AM the law!” Why is that such a common failing of politicians? Maybe the belief that government should be all-powerful makes them believe that running something all-powerful makes them gods. And yet so many of them now seem to think that people who know the true all-powerful God should be banned from public service because "those people" have the wrong attitude.

I don’t want to be accused of being a hypocrite, so I will accord Schneiderman the same caveat that I would anyone else: he has a due process right to the assumption of innocence until proven guilty. But these charges are so horrifying, so detailed, so consistent from accuser to accuser, and stand as such a staggering betrayal of both public trust and basic human decency that I hope and pray that he will very soon have the opportunity to exercise those due process rights in court. It sounds as if he’s the latest in a long line of public virtue-signalers, from Bill Cosby to Harvey Weinstein, who liked to point one finger at others while ignoring the three pointing back at them.


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For all of Schneiderman’s pious anti-Trump moralizing, it’s worth noting that way back on September 11, 2013, after New York Democratic politicians Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer were both brought down by sex scandals, Trump tweeted, “Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone – next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman. Is he a crook? Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner.” I wonder what Trump had heard even back then but couldn’t publicly reveal or verify? But I no longer wonder why powerful Democrats hate Trump’s Twitter feed so much.

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  • Denise A Wright

    05/14/2018 05:15 PM

    Mr. Schneiderman: The Bible tells us that a hypocrite is someone who puts on a mask and pretends to be something he is not. Hypocrisy is to claim to know and follow certain beliefs but to behave in a way that counteracts those beliefs. Galatians 6:3 "If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves."
    Sounds like NY AG Eric Schneiderman's resignation is most likely the first thing he's done that is right. Or as my adorable Grandpa use to say, "Sounds like the fox is guarding the henhouse."

  • David Colonna

    05/09/2018 10:34 AM

    Mike, I honestly see while driving on our highways and believe all liberal Democrats by pass the law. This quote I believe covers even evert day liberal Democrats - I AM the law!” Why is that such a common failing of politicians? Add an all liberal democratic citizens.

  • Kristin Frye-Gallaher

    05/08/2018 10:22 PM

    Narcissism is running rampant in our society! If only the world would embrace the mental health profession and it's knowledge so many people would be able to see a narcissist like Eric Schniederman. His very response, that it was consensual, they knew what he liked.. his admittance to actually doing these things but claiming that he was normal and these women liked it too... is out and out narcissism at its core and probably sociopathy along with it. As an adult survivor of a narcissistic parent... sadly I can spot one from miles off and RUN in the opposite direction. Many of the politicians and entertainers that are finally getting called out have long been narcissistic abusers that cleverly disguise their mental health issues behind magnificent facades that they believe completely to be flawless and faultless. I am only too glad to see the mirrors being shattered and the truth being exposed. If only the world would take these latest atrocities and wake up to the fact that mental health needs to be something everyone should become aware of and take care of. We all have minds and emotions which means we all have mental health that needs constant care. BEWARE of the narcissists they are clever, crafty and dangerous. Look at what these women have been subjected to and my guess is there are many, many more that will surface. Thanks for allowing me to voice my opinion.

  • Rose Howell

    05/08/2018 10:18 PM

    Hi Mike,
    I think Mueller and Dem/Lib staff should be shut down by Rosenstein. Then I think they all should be prosecuted, the whole kit and caboodle and I want to see them do time along with Barry, Hil and a myriad of others. Yes, I'm quite serious. "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time". No one is above the law.
    Regards,
    Rose

  • Diane Narr

    05/08/2018 08:59 PM

    Until the liberal media stops protecting the liberal politicians the judges doing the same, this is sadly going to continue. Thank you for your good efforts and bringing the truth to the surface. Politicians have got to be held to the same, if not higher standards as the general public, hence the penalties should be the same if not more severe not just swept under the rug after resignation. Please keep up the great work you are doing, it is very much appreciated.
    I do have one question that does not pertain to this particular article. Why is it that President Trump must abide to Federal Law, but Federal Judges do not have to abide by Executive Orders (regarding Immigration limitations of certain terrorist countries)? Thank you.

  • Marcia Standifer

    05/08/2018 06:01 PM

    “....so many of them now seem to think that people who know the true all-powerful God should be banned from public service because "those people" have the wrong attitude.”
    That maybe simply because these power-hungry people serve a different master, the Prince of Darkness. His servants despise and fear Christians because their master knows that someday the Prince of Peace will destroy him and disable his powers forever.
    Thank God for you, Mike, that you are one of the few standing up for right and truth by shining His light into this darkness around us.

  • Oma Tekoa

    05/08/2018 04:40 PM

    Poor guy, this Schneiderman fellow. He has evidentently fallen on his own sword and crushed himself or should I say, he has become ensnared in his own traps. There is this little English saying, “those who live in glass houses should not be throwing stones”, shame he did not learn the truth of this humble saying. Next stop Mueller.

  • Michael Egbert

    05/08/2018 02:36 PM

    not surprising really...its common the one yelling loudest about some indignity usually is guilty of that very thing they spew they abhor...

  • Jim Wilmoth

    05/08/2018 02:01 PM

    Sounds typical. This AG was a crusader for sexually abused women, yet he was doing the abusing. Hillary Clinton claimed Russian collusion yet she was involved in the uranium deal and a falsely rigged accusation of voter tampering. How many dead voters have voted for liberals wantabe politicians? Sounds typical.

  • Alexandre Peshansky

    05/08/2018 01:57 PM

    The left created a "Me Too" monster, and it is devouring their own.

  • Bobby M Horton

    05/08/2018 01:52 PM

    Keep up the good fight my brother! I appreciate you and your dedication to the truth

  • Terry Nixon

    05/08/2018 01:30 PM

    Mike,
    As it has often been said "People who live in glass houses should not cast stones." That pretty well sums it up.

  • Kevin Cook

    05/08/2018 01:18 PM

    So counting Hollyweird, Enemedia and politicians it looks like 99% of the sexual deviants and predators are liberal democrats. No surprise except that their attacks on Trump are exploding in their satanic face