The country is currently in a state of political civil war. Parts of the country are actively declaring war on an elected president. And vowing to remove him from office by any means.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has hired a former prosecutor under ex-U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to pursue public corruption cases.
Howard Master previously worked for Bharara as deputy chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He focused on public corruption cases, including the prosecution of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, according to the New York Daily News.
Schneiderman also has hired Eric Haren to work on public corruption cases, the News said. Haren was previously chief counsel to Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.
Both new hires will prioritize taking on the administration of President Donald Trump and holding the federal government accountable, according to the News.
So we have the chief counsel to a top Dem senator being hired to "prosecute" the President of the United States by a radical left-wing Attorney General whose previous efforts blew up in his face. Here's the background piece I did on Schneiderman last year.
Some months ago, the spokesman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had defended the trip he made to Miami Beach using donor money because he was fundraising for Hillary Clinton.
“This year, the Attorney General is doing everything possible to make sure Hillary Clinton is elected our next President.”
The Observer reported on allegations that Schneiderman had used the power of his office to browbeat donors. While most of those targeted by the Attorney General prefer to remain anonymous, one man did go public with claims that Schneiderman hit him up for donations while investigating him.
The Trump complaint states that, "Throughout the entire investigation-- up until a few months before the OAG brought suit against TEI, Mr. Trump and Trump Org. - Mr. Schneiderman, personally, and senior members of his campaign fundraising team, actively and aggressively targeted the Trump Parties for campaign contributions and other special favors."
It might be time for the DOJ to take a closer look at Schneiderman.