by JV Staff
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned following the stunning New Yorker report on four women accusing him of physical violence.
According to a bombshell report in the New Yorker, investigative journalist Ronan Farrow, has revealed that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been accused by several women of nonconsensual physical violence…
The developments come at a time when the New York AG’s office is also fighting off an open records lawsuit from another free-market outlet, E&E Legal, which is seeking emails also related to other parts of Schneiderman’s climate investigations.
Schneiderman’s announcement drew scrutiny from House Republicans on the Science, Space and Technology that year, as they fired of a letter to the New York AG and others.
“On March 29, 2016, you and other state attorneys general—the self-proclaimed ‘Green 20’—announced that you were cooperating on an unprecedented effort against those who have questioned the causes, magnitude, or best ways to address climate change,” the letter said. “The Committee is concerned that these efforts to silence speech are based on political theater rather than legal or scientific arguments, and that they run counter to an attorney general’s duty to serve ‘as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens’ and to ‘assert, protect, and defend the rights of the people.’”