Trump impeachment lawyer Daniel Goldman running for NY AG

Trump impeachment lawyer Daniel Goldman running for NY AG

The lead prosecutor in President Donald Trump’s first impeachment probe announced his bid for New York attorney general Tuesday.

Daniel Goldman, a former assistant US attorney, took center stage back in 2019 as the Democrats’ lead counsel during Trump’s impeachment investigation.

Goldman, 45, announced his “people-powered campaign” on Twitter, vowing he would be an “independent, experienced leader as the People’s Lawyer.”

“Our nation faces an existential threat to our democratic ideals and the rule of law,” he tweeted.

“I’ve been on the front lines as a prosecutor and as impeachment counsel of Donald Trump. Now it’s time to lead again in today’s big fights. That’s why I’m running for NY Attorney General,” Goldman added.

Goldman, who vowed on his newly minted campaign website that he wasn’t “taking a dime” from corporate political committees, previously worked as a federal prosecutor in New York where he took down mafia bosses and corrupt Wall Street executives.

Attorney General Letitia James
The AG position is currently up for grabs as current Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor.
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He joined Congress as general counsel for the House Intelligence Committee in early 2019 before working on Trump’s impeachment investigation.

The AG position was left wide open when current Attorney General Letitia James — whose investigative report forced Andrew Cuomo from office — revealed last month she planned to run for governor.

Cuomo himself is said to be considering a run at the open AG position — the post he held before he was governor, sources told The Post.

“People in Cuomo’s orbit are tossing it out there,” a person with direct knowledge of his thinking said. “They’re floating it … and gauging people’s reactions.”

Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi, however, denied that his boss was considering a run for attorney general.

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