Schneiderman Hires Attorney as Underwood Takes Over as AG

Barbara Underwood

Former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is hiring a prominent Manhattan defense attorney, as he faces several criminal investigations in the aftermath of accusations of physical abuse.  

According to the Daily News, criminal defense attorney Isabelle Kirshner confirms she's representing Scheiderman. 

A report in "The New Yorker" detailed four stories of alleged abuse from Schneiderman's former girlfriends.  

Meanwhile, Assembly Democrats now say they will begin public interviews of potential candidates beginning next week, and hope to begin joint interviews with the Senate by the 15th. 

No timetable on a vote for someone who would presumably run for the job this fall.

Assembly speaker Carl Heastie announced resumes must be turned in by close of business Friday.

A bipartisan legislative committee will conduct the interviews. According to Heastie, the Republican senate majority has been invited, but so far declined to participate in the process.

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