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Trump, Family Accused of ‘Persistent Illegal Conduct’ Running Trump Foundation

Donald J. Trump, daughter Ivanka and sons Donald Jr. and Eric Trump have been named in a lawsuit filed by New York State for using the Trump Foundation as a personal and political slush fund in what it called “persistent illegal conduct.” "So, the Democrats make up a phony crime, Collusion with the Russians, pay a fortune to make the crime sound real, illegally leak (Comey) classified information so that a Special Councel (sic) will be appointed, and then Collude to make this pile of garbage take on life in Fake News!" Trump countered. The suit, filed today (June 14) alleges the illegal conduct occurred over more than a decade involving “extensive unlawful political coordination” with the Trump presidential campaign....

Eric Schneiderman Enters Sex Abuser Hall of Shame on Late Night TV (See!)

Eric Schneiderman’s career as New York Attorney General has crashed and burned, and the final embers are flickering out on late night television. Comics are dissecting his Stunning fall from grace as a “defender of women” who secretly abused them in the bedroom. New York’s top cop wasted no time doing the honorable thing and resigning in the face of allegations from four women, even though he strenuously denied assaulting them or engaging in non-consensual sex....

Harvey Weinstein Sex Assault Victims Free to Talk; Gag Agreements Lifted

Harvey Weinstein’s sex assault victims have been freed of so-called “non-disclosure agreements” and can finally go public without fear of legal retribution from the Weinstein Company, according to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. The Weinstein Company, which is going through bankruptcy, announced that victims of and witnesses to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct are no longer bound by non-disclosure agreements....

Net Neutrality War: NYAG Leading Multi-State Fight Against Repeal

Net Neutrality, the long-standing government policy to keep the Internet free and open, has been rolled back by the Trump administration, but the fight is far from over. States are banding together to sue in court. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that he will lead a multi-state lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback....
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is being urged to challenge state 'winner-take-all' Electoral College rules that allowed Donald Trump to win the election, but lose the popular vote by a wide margin. (Photo: Getty)

New York Attorney General Urged To Challenge Election in Supreme Court

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is being urged to challenge the presidential election result before the U.S. Supreme Court on the grounds that state winner-take-all rules violate the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. If successful, Hillary Clinton would be declared winner. A group called Taxpayers for Fairness has filed a petition on the site change.org, urging Schneiderman to take action on behalf of New York voters....

Scott Pruitt, New Trump EPA Head, Dangerous, Unqualified, Says NY AG

Scott Pruitt, who was tapped today by Donald Trump to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is “dangerous” and “unqualified” to protect the nation’s air and water, said New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. In a blistering statement, the state’s top cop said he is “ready to use the full power” of his office to battle Pruitt if he “fails to uphold our nation’s environmental laws.”...

New York Attorney General Mobilizes to Battle Trump-Inspired Hate Crimes

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today (Nov. 17) ramped up statewide efforts to crack down on hate crimes inspired by Donald Trump’s election, vowing to protect religious and ethnic minorities, women, gays and immigrants from attacks. He launched the effort with an “urgent bulletin” to law enforcement offices that provides guidance and support to “identify, investigate, and prosecute hate crimes.”...

Zika Virus Scammers Preying on Fearful, NY Attorney General Warns

Zika virus infections have been rising in the United States, causing scammers to prey on fearful citizens by selling a host of products that are ineffective against mosquitoes that carry the virus, New York Attorney General A.G. Schneiderman warned today. The state’s top cop said he issued “cease and desist” orders against seven companies that have been busted for selling bogus preventive products....