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N.Y. Gov. Promises ‘No Stone Unturned’ In Probe Of Former AG Schneiderman

After days of confusion over who would handle the criminal investigation into New York’s highest prosecutor, the governor has finally clarified who will be in charge.
On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed a special prosecutor to handle the case against former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Cuomo has asked Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas to investigate the allegation into the initial media report from the New Yorker as well as to conduct an independent investigation.
“There will be no stone left unturned, there will be a thorough and fair investigation,” assured Singas. “We will treat this case the same, whether the alleged perpetrator is a worker or a CEO or the former attorney general of the state of New York.”
Schneiderman resigned Monday, just hours after the liberal magazine published an article detailing allegations of physical assault from four women who had been romantically involved with him.
No criminal charges have been brought against Schneiderman yet.
Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman leaves his apartment building, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in New York. Schneiderman resigned Monday, just hours after accounts of abuse by four women. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The supposed champion of women’s rights is accused of choking and slapping a woman in the ear so hard she felt the effects months later.
He also allegedly used his position to intimidate them to not come forward about the physical abuse, even after his alleged attacks made at least two of the women seek medical attention.
Singas says the report is extremely disturbing and very troubling.
While the press conference was meant to show a united front, reports say Manhattan’s top prosecutor is furious he was passed over.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. is already facing a review from Schneiderman’s office over how he handled allegations against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein in 2015.
Vance launched a probe immediately after the New Yorker article, but 12-hours later Cuomo asked Singas to take it over.
Cuomo said he has full confidence in the manhattan office, but he wants the public to have total confidence in the justice system.
“Whether you’re the attorney general, whether you’re the head of a large corporation, whether you’re a media big shot, it does not matter,” stated Cuomo. The law is the law and everyone is subject to the law.”
New York’s 213 state legislators are just beginning the process of replacing the influential attorney general position.

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