NY attorney general hires prosecutor likely to target Trump administration: report
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a vocal critic of President Trump, has hired a prosecutor who served under fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to focus on public corruption cases, including those involving the Trump administration, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Schneidermanís decision to hire Howard Master reportedly signals that he plans to target Trump and his administration. Master previously served under Bharara, who was fired after refusing to resign at Attorney General Jeff Sessionsís request
Master worked on high-profile cases at the Department of Justice, including the prosecution of New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Eric Soufer, a spokesman for Schneiderman, confirmed the hire to the Journal.