New York’s Democratic attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has renewed his feud with President Trump by moving to enact a new state law that would give him and other local prosecutors the power to bring charges to any aides pardoned by President Trump.
Schneiderman sent a letter Wednesday outlining his recommendation to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature, the New York Times reported.
Some analysts speculated last Friday that Trump’s pardon of former Bush administration aide Scooter Libby was a message to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
Schneiderman’s plan would exempt New York’s double jeopardy law from cases involving presidential pardons, the Times said.
Currently, a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice.
Schneiderman wants to add an exception to the law in the case of a federal pardon.
The Times pointed out that Schneiderman led a