NY AG hires prosecutor to potentially target Trump administration


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently hired a prosecutor who, reportedly, will likely focus on public corruption cases involving the Trump administration.

According to The Hill, Schneiderman, a critic of Trump, hired Howard Master for the position. Master served under U.S. Attorney Peet Bharara, who was recently fired by the administration after refusing to resign from his position.

“[He] will be working on a wide range of civil and criminal investigations and enforcement matters, including public corruption [and] complex civil litigation,” Eric Soufer, spokesman for Schneiderman told The Hill.

Schneiderman has been involved with several lawsuits in connection with Trump, including one that involved Trump University in 2013. He is also currently pursuing a lawsuit filed by the state of Washington against Trump’s revised immigration ban.

“The Trump administration’s continued intent to discriminate against Muslims is clear, and it undermines New York’s families, institutions, and economy,” Schneiderman said.

There is speculation that Schneiderman’s new hire will specifically target Trump.

H/T: The Hill 

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