New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a vocal critic of President Trump, has appointed a prosecutor who served under fired U.S. Lawyer Preet Bharara to concentrate on public corruption cases, including those including the Trump organization, as per a Wall Street Journal report.
Schneiderman’s choice to contract Howard Master purportedly signals that he wants to target Trump and his team. Ace beforehand served under Bharara, who was let go in the wake of declining to leave at Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ request.
Ace took a shot at prominent cases at the Department of Justice, including the indictment of New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Eric Soufer, a representative for Schneiderman, confirmed the hire to the Journal.
“[He] will be working on a wide range of civil and criminal investigations and enforcement matters, including public corruption, complex civil litigation,” Soufer said.
The White House did not promptly react to the Journal’s request for comment.
Schneiderman has a history with Trump, incorporating an extortion claim in 2013 over the Trump’s now-defunct real estate school, Trump University.
The New York lawyer general likewise as of late joined partners in different states in difficulties to Trump’s movement boycott and environmental change arranges.
Schneiderman’s office recently a week ago entered the claim by Washington state against the 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 a week ago.