Is Donald Trump about to make good on his threat to “get even” with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman? The New York Observer will publish a lengthy profile of Schneiderman tomorrow that sources say will serve as payback for the lawsuit the attorney general filed against Trump University.
Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is the publisher of the Observer.
“It’s been clear for months that Donald Trump ordered up a hit piece in his son-in-law’s newspaper to retaliate against Schneiderman for bringing a lawsuit against him,” said one person who spoke to the Observer.
Schneiderman is suing Trump for $40 million for allegedly defrauding thousands of people across the country by engaging in a “bait and switch,” offering free workshops to students on how to get rich as a hook to sign them up for another three-day seminar at a cost of $1,495. According to Schneiderman’s lawsuit, at the conclusion of the 3-day seminar, participants were encouraged to sign up for a mentorship program at a cost of $10,000 to $35,000 per person.
Vanity Fair published a report on Trump University in January in which Trump claimed that Schneiderman used the lawsuit as a means of extracting campaign contributions from him. When the profile appeared online, Trump cryptically tweeted: “Too bad about New York Magazine [sic], but there’s a much bigger one out there, currently doing a story on me to get even, that I’ll soon discuss!”