Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D-NY) is currently being investigated by an ethics watchdog group for “barraging” Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, with fundraising solicitations, while simultaneously hinting that he would retreat on his fraud investigation against her father’s Trump University.
Via the New York Post:
The state ethics watchdog has launched a probe into whether state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman illegally solicited campaign contributions from Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband while investigating The Donald’s for-profit school, The Post has learned.
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics issued subpoenas to Ivanka and other execs at the Trump Organization who also may have been hit up for cash.
JCOPE is trying to determine if Schneiderman violated the Public Officers Law by “barraging” them with fund-raising solicitations — while also suggesting he would back off his own fraud investigation into Florida-based Trump University.
The ethics complaint, filed by Trump, alleges that Schneiderman pressured Ivanka to host fundraisers, dine, and have drinks with him. During those “targeted solicitations” Schneiderman is alleged to have told her not to worry about the Trump University investigation since it was ‘going nowhere.’
Trump ripped the Attorney General as being “publicity-mad” for going after a school with “a 98% approval rating from its students.”
He also called Schneiderman a “corrupt politician.”
If Schneiderman is proven to have bribed Ivanka for campaign contributions while hinting an investigation into her father’s organization would be pulled back, he could face ethics violations or get hit with a fine.