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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman bids to become Trump's No. 1 enemy

Eric Schneiderman can be a major player in the liberal resistance to Donald Trump



Steve Peoples
February 21, 2017 4:45AM (UTC)

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is fighting to emerge as a major player in the liberal resistance to President Donald Trump.

The 62-year-old Democrat may be positioned to challenge Trump's agenda in ways his Democratic allies in Washington cannot.

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As the state's attorney general, he is backed by one of the nation's largest public law firms.

Schneiderman already has a yearslong clash with the new Republican president under his belt.

He previously sued Trump over the defunct Trump University. That case was settled.

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More than most, Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Trump.

He was a target of Trump's Twitter feed long before the president's campaign-trail assaults on Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz.


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