Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump was told of Schneiderman assaults years ago, lawyer says

Trump was told of Schneiderman assaults years ago, lawyer says

He's asking U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood to grant "a protective order... regarding any and all records that may be contained in the seized files or Mr. Cohen regarding my discussions with Mr. Cohen" concerning his conversations with the women who told him about their Schneiderman accusations.

That information has come to light as part of the federal investigation into Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime lawyer.

The lawyer, Peter Gleason, asked federal Judge Kimba Wood in ny for a protective order for any files Cohen had relating to the two women.

In his interview Friday, Gleason also said he had told several elected officials of his concerns about Schneiderman's abusive behavior almost five years ago, but was rebuffed. Gleason is trying to keep communications between him and Cohen private, because he's anxious it may out potential sexual assault victims of Schneiderman. The first woman approached him in 2012, and he claims he told her that the justice system would sooner protect Schneiderman than help her.

Gleason said he mentioned the women's allegation in the summer of 2013 to former New York Post columnist Steve Dunleavy.

Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone - next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman.

I discussed the matter with a retired journalist by the name of Stephen Dunleavy who suggested and offered to discuss the matter with Donald Trump. Mr.

Schneiderman resigned on May 8, three hours after The New Yorker printed an article detailing how four women, two of whom it identified, accused him of physical violence. In September 2013 - one month after Schneiderman filed a $40 million civil fraud lawsuit against Trump University - Trump posted a cryptic tweet unfavorably comparing Schneiderman to two other NY political figures felled by scandal.

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Scarborough went on to cite sources saying that the controversy posed an "existential threat to the presidency". President Donald Trump has shaken up his legal team in the last three weeks - and he's still not happy.

Eliot Spitzer resigned as governor of NY after his dalliance with a prostitute was revealed. "Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner", Trump tweeted.

Dunleavy denied this account - he told CNBC on Friday that he didn't talk to Trump about the matter.

In his letter to Wood, Gleason said he was motivated by alleged reckless behavior by Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels.

He writes that during his communications with Cohen, 'I shared with him certain details of Scheinderman's vile attacks on these two women.

A day before Cohen wrote the court, Avenatti released a report that tallied $4.4 million in suspicious payments to Cohen since 2016, including $500,000 from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.

Instead, he kept the information to himself as Schneiderman investigated Trump University, and as Trump ran for president.

Avenatti is seeking to be heard on a regular basis by Wood on the issue of the confidentiality of some of Cohen's files.

James was considered a frontrunner for the position left vacant by Eric Schneiderman.

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