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Samantha Bee Rips Into Former 'Full Frontal' Guest Eric Schneiderman After Allegations

Samantha Bee Rips Into Former 'Full Frontal' Guest Eric Schneiderman After Allegations

Schneiderman also issued a separate statement on Twitter, directly addressing the claims of violence directed at women he was intimately involved with.

She was the acting solicitor general of the USA from 1998 to 2001 and the principal US deputy solicitor general.

But New York, being the big blue state it is, will likely find an replacement just as liberal as Schneiderman.

Meanwhile, Republicans are calling for Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood to remain in place through the November general election.

Schneiderman resigned as Attorney General Monday night after The New Yorker published a story including claims that he had physically abused four women, as well as abused drugs and alcohol.

"The good legal work you did for women does not absolve you", Bee said on her show.

Raising the specter of untoward political motivation, Vance noted that, the day Cuomo directed the AG's office to investigate was the same day Cynthia Nixon announced her campaign, which, Vance said, was seen by some as "politically motivated".

Cuomo said the special prosecutor will work with the other district attorneys, including the district attorney in Suffolk County on Long Island, where one of the women detailed alleged abuse by Schneiderman after a party in the Hamptons.

The White House's attempt to score quick points on the Schneiderman allegations stands in contrast to its response to sexual abuse allegations made against the Trump-supporting Republican governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens.

But not in the eyes of the public.

In the wake of his swift resignation, several incidents from the past have prompted critics to identify Schneiderman as the textbook definition of a hypocrite.

"I don't think it will make much difference in how the New York".

"The Senate can not turn a blind eye to an act of domestic violence", declared Schneiderman, who went on to co-author a law that made choking someone a crime of its own.

The two appeared Thursday afternoon in Midtown alongside Nassau County DA Madeline Singas, who has been appointed special prosecutor for the case instead of Vance.

On Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced plans to begin interviews on Tuesday for a new attorney general to serve out the rest of Schneiderman's term.

Vance has come under widespread criticism for his office's decision to drop the case about Weinstein's alleged 2015 assault on model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez. First elected in 2013, she was previously the city council president and is an attorney.

The state Constitution requires the Legislature to fill vacancies. He came up through the world of public interest law, one of those do-good types who keep protesters away from abortion clinics and government running with a minimum of corruption.

Names floated May 8 included former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, celebrated for his efforts to fight corruption in state government, and law professor Zephyr Teachout, who posted a surprisingly strong showing with her challenge to Mr. Cuomo in the 2014 primary. "And the expectation to bring charges, some of which may not be prosecutable, are very high".