The lead prosecutor in President Donald Trump’s initial impeachment probe declared his bid for New York attorney normal Tuesday, joining Zephyr Teachout in the Democratic primary race to provide as the state’s leading law enforcement formal.
Daniel Goldman, a former assistant US attorney, took center stage again in 2019 as the Democrats’ direct counsel throughout Trump’s impeachment investigation.
Goldman, 45, declared his “people-run campaign” on Twitter, vowing he would be an “independent, expert chief as the People’s Attorney.”
“Our nation faces an existential danger to our democratic ideals and the rule of legislation,” he tweeted.
“I’ve been on the entrance lines as a prosecutor and as impeachment counsel of Donald Trump. Now it’s time to direct once more in today’s huge fights. That is why I’m working for NY Legal professional Basic,” Goldman included.
Goldman, who vowed on his recently minted campaign web page that he was not “taking a dime” from company political committees, formerly worked as a federal prosecutor in New York, the place he took down Mafia bosses and corrupt Wall Street executives.
He joined Congress as common counsel for the House Intelligence Committee in early 2019 in advance of doing the job on Trump’s impeachment investigation.
On Monday, Teachout — a left-wing Fordham legislation professor who has beforehand operate for a congressional seat, for condition attorney standard and for governor — announced her second campaign for AG.
“The attorney general’s business is the most significant community fascination law agency in the state, and we have a genuine opportunity and obligation to hold electricity accountable and get points completed for folks,” she explained whilst joined by supporters, like progressive state Assemblyman Ron Kim. “We need to have massive, innovative slicing-edge lawsuits to end the wade theft, the tax fraud, the employee abuse.”
She extra, “I am heading to acquire on the greed, the disgusting greed of the pharmaceutical market and the recklessness of massive tech monopolists.”
In 2018, Teachout ran for AG against current Attorney Standard Letitia James, receiving a slew of progressive endorsements but coming up quick. That race came soon after she in 2014 ran in a Democratic principal from then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and in 2016 dropped to Republican John Faso in the normal election in a Mid-Hudson Valley-based mostly congressional contest.
The AG situation was still left open up when James — whose monumental sexual harassment probe forced Gov. Andrew Cuomo from business office — announced last month that she is running for governor.
Brooklyn District Lawyer Eric Gonzalez is considering launching an legal professional basic campaign, he discovered before this month. Some Latino politicians are “conditioning” their gubernatorial endorsements on contenders endorsing Gonzales for AG, one lawmaker informed The Submit very last week.
In the meantime, Cuomo is mulling a run at the open up AG position — which he held from 2007 to 2010, ahead of he was elected governor — sources previously told The Post.
“People in Cuomo’s orbit are tossing it out there,” a person with direct understanding of his thinking said. “They’re floating it … and gauging people’s reactions.”
Cuomo spokesman Prosperous Azzopardi denied that his manager was looking at a operate for his former submit.