(National Sentinel) Deeper State: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has developed a reputation during President Donald J. Trump’s first year in office as being on of his administration’s biggest political nemeses.
He’s also proud of that.
Schneiderman, who is reportedly assisting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation into Team Trump, once again showed his bias against the administration, bragged about his successful resistance to the Trump administration in a Tuesday Medium post, The Daily Caller reported.
Schneiderman, who might play a pivotal role in the disposition of Mueller’s investigation, “has effectively branded himself as a public anti-Trump litigator during the president’s first year, in keeping with the history of hostility between the two men,” the news site noted.
In his Medium post, which was accompanied a profile of Schneiderman in The New York Times, noted that he has lodged 100 legal or administrative challenges to administration policies during the president’s first year in office.
Those challenges include lawsuits that contest Trump’s travel bans and his recession of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was formulated into policy via an executive order issued by President Obama, in circumvention of immigration statutes.
Trump rescinded the order after careful consideration by the administration that it would not hold up in court as constitutional after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Obama administration’s attempts to expand DACA in June 2016.
“We try and protect New Yorkers from those who would do them harm,” Schneiderman told The New York Times. “The biggest threat to New Yorkers right now is the federal government, so we’re responding to it.”
Schneiderman is attempting to build his political bona fides on his Trump resistance, investing resources and personnel in anti-Trump litigation. At the same time, he is coordinating with other Democratic state attorneys general to challenge the administration in court at virtually every turn.
The Daily Caller noted further:
Mueller’s office retained Schneiderman’s assistance in August in a bid to establish greater leverage against the president and his loyalists. Though the Constitution invests Trump with the power to pardon violations of federal crime, he cannot grant relief from state and local prosecution. Schneiderman’s cooperation provides a powerful supplement to the special counsel’s office, as it ensures criminal prosecutions may still proceed against any person Trump might pardon, diminishing the president’s assurances to wavering supporters.
It isn’t clear the extent of cooperation between Schneiderman’s and Mueller’s offices, the web site noted. However, unnamed sources close to the investigation say they have shared evidence and discussed potential cases.
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