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"Protecting New Yorkers from domestic violence - and the housing and job discrimination that victims often face in the wake of such abuse, is a key part to stopping the cycle of violence in our state and our nation". That could come into play because some of the abuse the women allege happened in 2016 and possibly earlier.

Timeliness is a concern, because the state Democratic Committee holds its convention May 23-24 and can nominate up to four candidates to run for attorney general in the Democratic primary on September 13. After first feigning that she didn't know how to handle the news considering she had hosted him on her show previous year, she then said, "Just kidding".

Two women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, told The New Yorker that Schneiderman had choked and slapped them, leading them to seek medical treatment.

He ignored questions, said, "Have a nice day", and was driven away.

"Schneiderman, she says, backed her up to the edge of his bed".

The investigation caps a swift fall for Schneiderman, a high-profile Democrat who had been a public advocate for women but who was accused of repeatedly slapping and choking multiple women.

But not in the eyes of the public.

"I think the article was graphic and definitive in the reporting of the statements, actions, behavior and corroboration", he said.

"I don't have an official response at this time, but it's certainly something that is very concerning and something that we're taking very seriously".


Singas is the former head of the Special Victims Bureau at the Nassau district attorney's office.

As an assistant district attorney in Queens, Singas worked in the Domestic Violence Bureau.

Cuomo's decision came about seven weeks after he asked the attorney general's office to look into how Vance handled a 2015 harassment investigation against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein that resulted in no criminal charges.

The acting attorney general will be Barbara Underwood, the current state solicitor general.

Rivera and her co-chair, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, both represent Manhattan.

It's also possible that Schneiderman's replacement will be an improvement - more willing to investigate corrupt state lawmakers and crack down on corrupt Wall Street banks than Schneiderman ultimately proved to be. We recommend that they avoid the appearance of politics by keeping Underwood until the end of the year or appoint some other nonpolitical choice. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach), former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and perennial candidate Zephyr Teachout.

The selection process as described by Heastie would be an unusually open procedure for such a major exercise of power in Albany, where most negotiations are behind closed doors and most legislation is preordained well before it gets to floor debate.

"The American people deserve answers from executives at Exxon about what they knew about the impact of burning fossil fuels on our climate, when they knew it, and what they told their investors and the world".


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