If only the case of former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who was accused of choking women, had been investigated as thoroughly as the bizarre lies and claims about Brett Kavanaugh’s high school years.
But Schneiderman predictably gets a pass. His career is probably over unless, like Weiner and former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, he tries to make a comeback.
The investigation was conducted by Nassau County DA Madeline Singas, who was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York’s current Dem.
Like Keith Ellison, Schneiderman is getting a pass from his own political faction which claims to fight for women, when it isn’t choking them.
Here are some of the allegations…
They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” They did not report their allegations to the police at the time, but both say that they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked. Selvaratnam says that Schneiderman warned her he could have her followed and her phones tapped, and both say that he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him.
A third former romantic partner of Schneiderman’s told Manning Barish and Selvaratnam that he also repeatedly subjected her to nonconsensual physical violence, but she told them that she is too frightened of him to come forward. (The New Yorker has independently vetted the accounts that they gave of her allegations.) A fourth woman, an attorney who has held prominent positions in the New York legal community, says that Schneiderman made an advance toward her; when she rebuffed him, he slapped her across the face with such force that it left a mark that lingered the next day. She recalls screaming in surprise and pain, and beginning to cry, and says that she felt frightened. She has asked to remain unidentified, but shared a photograph of the injury with The New Yorker.
And this did not happen in high school.
Manning Barish was romantically involved with Schneiderman from the summer of 2013 until New Year’s Day in 2015. Selvaratnam was with him from the summer of 2016 until the fall of 2017.
Singas claims that the statute of limitations makes prosecuting Schneiderman difficult.
To recap, a lefty Democrat who beat and choked women a few years ago is immune. But Republicans have to answer for allegations from high school.