Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly is working with a top Trump foe — New York’s Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — in a development that could signal an attempt to get around the president’s pardon powers.
As reported by Politico, Mueller and Schneiderman have been in communication in recent weeks and have shared evidence with one another. The joint effort is significant for two reasons: Trump and Schneiderman are political enemies, and the prospect of a state-level probe creates a scenario where Trump’s pardon power would be blunted.
New York’s attorney general has long been fiercely critical of Trump. He has repeatedly sued or threatened to sue the current administration, and led the charge in the fraud case against Trump University.
Just last year, Schneiderman won a $25 million settlement in the Trump University case.
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