(Source: New York Daily News) – Given the extraordinary prosecutorial power he wields, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has a special duty to avoid any hint that his actions are guided by political considerations.He was wrong, then, to let his campaign fund-raising committee send an email to supporters while he was in negotiations over a nationwide settlement related to the mortgage meltdown.

Headlined “Standing Up for You,” the message trumpeted Schneiderman’s “tough fight” and declared: “Our ongoing investigation into the housing crisis cannot be shut down to accommodate efforts to settle quickly and give banks and others broad immunity from further legal action.”

Source: New York Daily News

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 4:00 AM

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