The part of The New Yorker article on former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman most damning him as a loon involves neither his alleged drug use nor his penchant for calling a Sri Lankan girlfriend his “brown slave.” It pertains to how his total-politics mindset affected his personal life.
“His emotional state seemed to worsen after the 2016 Presidential election,” the New Yorker piece explains. “He had counted on forging an ambitious partnership with a White House led by Hillary Clinton. Instead, the Presidency had gone to Donald Trump.”
The emotional bruise from the loss resulted in physical injuries. Schneiderman actually ended up in the emergency room the day before Trump’s inauguration because he woke up hungover in a pool of his own blood.
The women battered by him failed to return his blows in kind. Donald Trump, from hundreds of miles away, gave Schneiderman a black eye and stitches. Such is the power of the presidency.