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New Yorker writers say no Trump ties to Schneiderman article

New Yorker writers say no Trump ties to Schneiderman article

Schneiderman resigned as New York's Attorney General this week following allegations of abuse.

He's asking U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood to grant "a protective order... regarding any and all records that may be contained in the seized files or Mr. Cohen regarding my discussions with Mr. Cohen" concerning his conversations with the women who told him about their Schneiderman accusations.

Gleason says that he talked to Cohen about the details of the women's cases, and while he doesn't know what kind of records Cohen kept of their communications, he's anxious that the recent raid and current investigation of Cohen could reveal their identities.

The lawyer, Peter Gleason, asked federal Judge Kimba Wood in ny for a protective order for any files Cohen had relating to the two women.

But he said the information may have made its way to Trump "because he was involved with that dispute over his school with Schneiderman that they realized was trumped up and that they were offended he was playing holier than thou when he turns out to be a pretty serious pervert".

Schneiderman stepped down as NY state attorney general this week just hours after reports women who accused him of hitting and slapping them.

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Remember those old tweets from President Trump going after Eric Schneiderman and calling him "worse than Spitzer or Weiner"? He told the New York Times that Cohen suggested to him that if Trump ran for New York governor, as he was contemplating at the time, he'd seek to bring light to the allegations against Schneiderman. Perhaps two things happened unrelated: Trump being aware and the New Yorker finding out independently. "Is he a crook?"

Trump was alleged of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women during the presidential campaign, allegations he has strongly denied.

Those files purportedly contain information about Daniels, who was paid $130,000 by Cohen right before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her keeping quiet about an alleged affair she had with Trump in 2006.

The Trump University investigation ended with a $25 million settlement on April 9.

Neither Cohen's attorney nor Gleason immediately responded to a request for comment. In September 2013 - one month after Schneiderman filed a $40 million civil fraud lawsuit against Trump University - Trump posted a cryptic tweet unfavorably comparing Schneiderman to two other NY political figures felled by scandal. Wood has already appointed a special master to sort through records seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation potentially protected by attorney-client privilege.

Schneiderman's number two, Solicitor General Barbara Underwood, was sworn in as acting Attorney General on Tuesday, but Albany's pols could appoint his successor with a majority vote in both the Assembly and Senate.