Things moved quickly. Schneiderman stepped down shortly after Governor Cuomo called for his resignation.
Cuomo also called for an investigation into Schneiderman and a few hours later the Manhattan DA announced they opened a probe into the disgraced Attorney General.
The New York Post reported:
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said on Monday night that they were probing Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after explosive assault allegations were launched against him in a New Yorker article.
“Our office has opened an investigation into the recently reported allegations concerning Mr. Schneiderman,” said a spokesman for District Attorney Cy Vance.
Oddly enough, Schneiderman had been looking into Vance’s office, concerning how he handled sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein in 2015.
Schneiderman immediately released a statement on Monday evening accusing the women of lying.
The New York Attorney General is denying the allegations.
“In the privacy of intimate relationships I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity. I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in non-consensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.,” Schneiderman said in a statement.
This was a huge blow to Mueller’s team being the special counsel brought on Schneiderman last summer as a hired gun to take down Trump and Manafort.