Docs seized from Cohen may have detailed Schneiderman allegations


Details regarding Eric Schneiderman's alleged abuse of two women may have been among the documents seized by the FBI during its raid on Michael Cohen's law office and residences last month, new filings reveal.

Attorney Peter Gleason wrote in a letter filed Friday that he was separately approached by two women in 2012 and 2013 who claimed that Schneiderman was "sexually inappropriate" with them.

"After the first consultation with one of Schneiderman's victims I explained to her how invariably the very entities that were established to protect her would ultimately turn on her to protect the power elite that includes Schneiderman," wrote Gleason, who misspelled the disgraced AG's name as "Scheiderman" and "Scheinderman."

After being contacted by the second victim, Gleason wrote that he considered contacting Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr., but then decided against it.

"Unfortunately I had to advise the woman against reporting the incident to the Manhattan District Attorney Office based on my past experience in reporting prima facie political corruption that was ignored by the office, some of which were ultimately prosecuted elsewhere," Gleason wrote.

Seeking to share the women's stories, Gleason spoke with a retired journalist, Stephen Dunleavy, who said he'd talk to Donald Trump about the two cases, the letter says.

Gleason then received a call back from Cohen, Trump's personal attorney.

"During my communications with Mr. Cohen I shared with him certain details of Schneiderman's vile attacks on these two women," Gleason writes. "The extent of Mr. Cohen memorializing any of our communications is unknown."

It’s unclear what, if anything, happened as a result of the conversation.

In September of 2013, Trump — who was sued that year by Schneiderman over his Trump University — compared the then A.G. to disgraced politicians Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer.

“Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone — next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman. Is he a crook? Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner.”

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Gleason seeks a protective order keeping all information about the two women confidential.

Schneiderman, who presented himself as a champion on the #MeToo movement, resigned on Monday after The New Yorker published a story detailing his alcohol-fueled alleged abuse of four women beginning in 2015.

The FBI seized reams of documents and other material from Cohen on April 9. The feds are reportedly investigating him for bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance law violations.

Cohen argues that much of the material is subject to attorney-client privilege.