New Yorker writers say no Trump ties to Schneiderman article

Important context for all this was that Schneiderman was investigating Trump in 2013 over the fraudulent Trump University.

That perfectly matches the timeline in Gleason's letter.

Eliot Spitzer resigned as governor of NY in 2008 after his dalliance with a prostitute was revealed.

Correction: The headline on an earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Eric Schneiderman. The office of the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY, which is overseeing the Cohen probe, declined to comment.

Gleason said he discussed the matter with Steve Dunleavy, a retired New York Post columnist, who then did so with Trump - something Gleason says he found out while talking with Cohen.

Shortly after Cohen was told of it, the attorney claimed, Trump suggested in a tweet that Schneiderman might be facing a scandal. Is he a crook? "Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner", Trump tweeted in 2013.

Gleason also asserted that he later received a call from Cohen that he believed confirmed Trump had heard about the allegations made against Schneiderman.

The Post quoted Dunleavy meanwhile as confirming that Gleason told him about the women. Schneiderman denied abuse and said he was only engaging in role-playing.

What Gleason did do was contact Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.

"During my communications with Mr. Cohen I shared with him certain details of Scheinderman's [sic] vile attacks on these two women", Gleason wrote.

Mr. Gleason's accusations came to light in the letter, filed to Kimba M. Wood, the Manhattan federal judge overseeing the Cohen investigation.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did the New York Attorney General's office or a lawyer for Cohen. "'Unfortunately, I had to advise this woman against reporting the incident to the Manhattan District Attorney Office" due to what he said was it past experience ignoring 'political corruption'.

Joined by her attorney Michael Avenatti, porn actress Stormy Daniels sat down with the co-hosts of "The View" on April 17, 2018, for her first live television interview, joined in studio by her attorney Michael Avenatti.

Avenatti's report about Cohen, who is the focus of a months-long criminal probe here, appeared on Schneiderman's last day in office.

The filing of Gleason's letter marked an extraordinary convergence of two of the moment's most explosive news stories: the abrupt demise of Schneiderman, who quit his job Monday amid allegations that he had physically assaulted four former girlfriends, and the case of Cohen, who is under investigation for potentially having broken the law by trying to suppress negative coverage of Trump in the run-up to the 2016 election. The New York Observer dubbed him the "foremost practitioner of the dark art known as opposition research".

  • Rogelio Becker