Schneiderman's 'Stunning' Fall Took 2 Hours, 59 Minutes

New York attorney general is leaving office Tuesday after allegations of physical abuse
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2018 6:31 AM CDT
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is leaving office on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) – The New Yorker published its story alleging that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman physically abused four women at 6:47pm Eastern on Monday, and Schneiderman announced his resignation at 9:46pm, not quite three hours later, notes CNN media writer Brian Stelter. It was a "stunning" turn of events, he writes, given that Schneiderman has been a leading voice in the #MeToo movement and his office is suing Harvey Weinstein. Schneiderman "strongly contests" the allegations that he hit and choked the women without their consent during relationships, but his last day on the job is Tuesday.

  • Critics pounce: Schneiderman's enemies are reveling in the news, particularly allies of President Trump, notes the Washington Post. Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway both called attention to Schneiderman's statement last year that "no one is above the law, and I’ll continue to remind President Trump and his administration of that fact everyday." Conway tweeted "Gotcha" and Trump Jr. tweeted "You were saying?"

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