Former NY AG Accuses Current AG of Corruption re Exxon Witch Hunt

It seems like forever we’ve been telling MDN readers that the Attorney General in the State of New York, Eric Schneiderman, is corrupt. We’ve written dozens of stories about Schneiderman (see them here). Schneiderman has targeted shale companies, pipeline companies, and his biggest gambit to date: ExxonMobil. Schniederman, in collusion with Big Green groups and several other far-left Democrat AGs, launched an investigation into Exxon last year, claiming Exxon “knew” that mythical man-made global warming is real and that their products (oil and gas) contribute to said global warming and that they (Exxon) have hidden their “research” from investors for years. Schneiderman has changed his story several times about why he launched the investigation–and what he’s looking for. He has demanded all sorts of internal documents from Exxon. In return, Exxon has demanded emails and documents from Schneiderman–to expose his collusion with Big Green. Schneiderman has refused such court orders. The man is an out-of-control menace. But it’s one thing for MDN to say it. “There goes Jim again, harping on an issue like Schneiderman, you know how Jim tends to exaggerate.” So if you don’t believe us when we say Schneiderman is corrupt, perhaps you’ll believe a former Attorney General of New York, Dennis Vacco, when he says Schneiderman is corrupt…
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NY Court Tells Exxon to Turn Over Records to Corrupt AG

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New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, has just ruled that the New York State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, has the right to demand documents in a court case that accuses Exxon of hiding internal research that shows burning oil and gas leads to catastrophic, man-made global warming. Schiederman has been on a witch hunt for more than year. Schneiderman himself is accused of secretly (illegally) colluding with Big Green groups in targeting Exxon. Schneiderman has been subpoenaed and told to turn over emails and other records, and he has refused to do so (see NY AG, Others Served Congressional Subpoena re Exxon Witch Hunt). Yet Schneiderman demands Exxon turn over records for his fishing expedition. The man is a menace–and a putz. Unfortunately New York’s high court appears to be corrupt too–witness their decision to uphold local frack bans (see Shale Drilling in NY is Over – High Court Upholds Town Bans). Now the high court says Exxon must comply (like a Borg drone) with Schneiderman’s request. Our advice to Exxon: Pull a Hillary and say the emails got deleted from a private server. Hey, it worked for her!…
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Exxon Takes Aim at NY AG’s “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” Witch Hunt

On Friday, Exxon Mobil took the gloves off and went after the out-of-control New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Last year Schneiderman decided he would try to shake down Exxon for billions of dollars, claiming the company wasn’t being honest with shareholders about the threat of man-made global warming, which doesn’t actually exist. He said Exxon should have done more to warn shareholders that they invest in a filthy, rotten, human-killing Big Oil company–a company whose stock will someday implode. We’ve covered Schneiderman’s witch hunt from the beginning (see our stories here). Schneiderman tried to enlist the assistance of other attorneys general, including the fruity Maura Healy from Massachusetts. Some (like Healy) have stayed with him, others abandoned him when it became obvious Scheiderman was behaving like Captain Ahab in Mody Dick, hunting his own great white whale. Schneiderman originally said Exxon underplayed the threat of global warming. Recently, he changed it up and now says Exxon has overplayed the threat. He’s desperate. On Friday, Exxon, in responding to this latest change in tactic, said Scheiderman is making “inflammatory, reckless and false allegations.” You don’t get any more plain-spoken than that! This is now a bare knuckles fist fight. We’re betting on Exxon…
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NY’s AG Schneiderman Sowing the Seeds of His Own Destruction

New York’s corrupt Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, is getting desperate. We want to go on record as one of the first to say he’s sowing the seeds of his own destruction. Schneiderman is a train wreck waiting (and about) to happen. We refer, of course, to Schneiderman’s eerie similarity to Captain Ahab in Moby Dick in attempting to hunt down ExxonMobil, Schneiderman’s great white whale. Recently Schneiderman, in cooperation with a sycophantic mainstream media, released information that former CEO Rex Tillerson (now Secretary of State) had a second email account. But unlike Hillary Clinton, Tillerson’s second account was not on a private server and was not used (as Schneiderman alleges) to secretly discuss how Tillerson “knew” burning oil and other fossil fuels causes mythical man-made global warming. Schneiderman’s action in running to the press to “reveal” a “secret” email account is a faint–a way to misdirect people from the real story, which is that Schneiderman continues to refuse to disclose his own emails that prove this whole Exxon witch hunt began when Schneiderman colluded and closely coordinated with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Family Fund, and billionaire green activist Tom Steyer. A log of emails shows coordination just prior to the launch of the #ExxonKnew campaign for which Schneiderman is the point man. He’s desperate to avoid releasing his own emails–emails that will implicate him…
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MA & NY AGs Summoned to TX Court re Collusion in Exxon Witch Hunt

jail cellIt’s about time! A U.S. District Court Judge in Texas recently granted Exxon the right to examine “internal phone records, other communications and depositions” of far-left Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, related to her involvement in attempting to persecute Exxon Mobil for daring to say man-made global warming may not be all it’s cracked up to be (see Federal Judge Says MA AG Acted in “Bad Faith” re Exxon Witch Hunt). That’s not good for Ms. Healy. Now the Texas judge has gone one step further and has summoned Healey to Texas to be deposed, under oath. The same judge has told New York’s Attorney General, Eric “the schmuck” Schneiderman to “save the date”–he’ll be coming to Texas to testify too. Schnedierman and Healey’s collusion with Big Green groups to target Exxon has been well documented. Before this is all done, the two AGs may be staring at the rest of us through the bars of a jail cell, prosecuted as the climate mobsters they are. The witch hunters are now the hunted…
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Exxon Asks Judge to Dismiss NY AG Schneiderman’s “Flimsy” Subpoena

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Eric Schneiderman

Yesterday MDN brought you the news that a federal judge had voiced the suspicion that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has acted in “bad faith” with respect to her so-called investigation of Exxon Mobil over Exxon’s refusal to endorse her claims of man-made global warming (see Federal Judge Says MA AG Acted in “Bad Faith” re Exxon Witch Hunt). Healey along with her co-conspirator, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, are attempting to violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by denying Exxon and its employees the right of free speech–to disagree with a government or government official. Exxon is now on a roll. After getting the judge to force Healey to turn over email and phone records she’s desperately trying to keep secret, Exxon has asked the judge to quash Schneiderman’s “flimsy” subpoena that he’s been using to try and find something–anything–that he can use to indict Exxon. Schneiderman is trying to run a scam–a way to shake down Exxon for millions (or billions) that will go into state coffers. It’s sick. Let’s hope the judge does the right thing. If he does, Schneiderman will be totally and completely humiliated (and perhaps subject to charges himself)…
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Federal Judge Says MA AG Acted in “Bad Faith” re Exxon Witch Hunt

bad-faithThe table has been turned on Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and her corrupt co-conspirator, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. A U.S. District Court Judge in Texas has granted Exxon the right to examine “internal phone records, other communications and depositions” related to Healey’s involvement in attempting to persecute Exxon Mobil for daring to say man-made global warming may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Perhaps the judge will also extend his order to NY AG Eric Schnedierman too? That would be terrific. At a minimum, when Exxon goes fishing, no doubt communications (i.e. corrupt collusion) between Healey and Schneiderman will be found and exposed to the light of day for all to see. In our wildest dreams both AGs will be forced to resign–an appropriate action considering their rabidly radical views against, and attempts to criminalize, fossil fuels. Here’s the low down on what the judge said and did…
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Former NY AG Emasculates Current AG, ExxonMobil Not Like Tobacco

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Dennis Vacco – former NY AG

Let’s add some insult to injury, because New York’s corrupt Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, so richly deserves it. Today’s lead story on MDN is about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejecting a petition by AG Schneiderman–his request that FERC withdraw its approval of the Constitution Pipeline and investigate Williams over false allegations of premature tree clearing related to the project (see FERC Rejects NY AG’s Anti-Constitution Pipeline Petition). Schneiderman is a power-mad leftist, hellbent on shaking down so-called Big Oil companies like Exxon Mobil. Schneiderman himself has been caught in a collusion scandal with several other AGs and with Big Green groups to try and smear and extort Exxon (see NY AG, Others Served Congressional Subpoena re Exxon Witch Hunt). One of Schneiderman’s favorite (false) claims is that Exxon Mobil “knew” that mankind is causing mythical global warming by burning fossil fuels–and that they kept it secret–like Big Tobacco companies knew their product was causing cancer. Schneiderman hopes to sue Exxon and other Big Oil companies and extort gazillions of dollars from them. The Dems are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect. Except…except none of their fairy tales are true and no one believes it. Into this mix, along has come a former New York Attorney General, Republican Dennis Vacco, who served as NY AG from 1995-1999. Vacco was part a group of AGs who successfully sued Big Tobacco, so he knows a thing or two about that case. Vacco says, writing in the Washington Post, that Schneiderman’s claims of a case against Exxon is NOTHING LIKE the case against Big Tobacco. Vacco emasculates Schneiderman and his claims of a case against Exxon…
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NY AG, Others Served Congressional Subpoena re Exxon Witch Hunt

subpeonaThe Attorney General from Massachusetts, Maura Healey, the AG from New York, Eric Schneiderman and several other far-left radicals drunk on their own power have made fantastical claims that Exxon “knew” that burning their evil, filthy, nasty oil and natural gas is causing Mom Earth to warm up, so they serving subpoenas to Exxon to turn over every piece of communication the company has ever had, so they can build a case against Exxon’s free speech (see NY AG Targets/Accuses ExxonMobil of Lying about ‘Climate Change’). As we wrote, these far-out libs represent the rise of the new Enviro Nazis (see Rise of the New (Environmental) Nazis – Free Speech Under Attack). Exxon isn’t taking it lying down–they’re fighting back (see Exxon Beats Back Free Speech Attack by Liberal AGs in Climate Fight). Interestingly, Schneiderman and other anti-drilling AGs are suspected, now with proof, that they’ve been colluding with each other and with radical Big Green groups in their witch hunt of Exxon (see Smoking Gun: AGs Signed Pact to Keep Exxon Documents Secret). Those who champion free speech and common sense (i.e. they don’t believe in the fairy tale of man-made global warming) have now turned the tables on these vicious, criminal AGs and their Big Green posse. Another group of AGs have not-so-subtly told the anti-drilling AGs they themselves may face prosecution for knowingly overstating the case of man-made global warming (see Is it Time to Prosecute Global Warming Alarmists?). It’s the other side of the argument. If you can prosecute someone for “knowingly” underplaying the case for man-made global warming, as Scneiderman, Healey and other AGs are trying to do to Exxon, why can’t you also prosecute someone for knowingly overplaying the case? Schneiderman, Healey and others now have something else to worry about. Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology Committee sent subpoenas to Schneiderman, Healey and eight radical enviro organizations requiring them to cough up the documents they’ve been hiding that show their collusion to try and bring down Exxon…
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The Carbon Crazies Turn Out at Exxon Mobil’s Annual Meeting

System ChangeThe climate changer crazies were in full regalia outside of the Dallas, TX facility where Exxon Mobil was holding its annual meeting yesterday morning. Sporting signs that said “Keep It in the Ground” and “System Change not Climate Change” (which was from “an ecosocialist coalition”) and many others, these nutjobs shouted at investors filing in to the facility. Christopher Helman, a reporter from Forbes, was on hand–both inside the meeting and outside to talk with the crazies (give that man hazard pay!). Helman files this report…
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Coverup & Collusion: NY AG Tried to Conceal Role of Antis re Exxon

Eric-Schneiderman.jpgIs this the smoking gun that proves collusion and corruption between Democrat New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and radical Big Green groups? In March, AG Schneiderman and a handful of other Democrat Attorneys General, along with climate huckster Al Gore, gathered in New York City to discuss a coordinated legal attack against oil and gas companies (see Climate Change Hucksters, Incl. NY AG & Al Gore, Threaten O&G). MDN has been shouting since last year that Schneiderman, himself a corrupt politician occupying the state’s highest legal office, has begun a witch hunt targeting companies like ExxonMobil, a company Schneiderman has slated for trial and execution (see NY AG Targets/Accuses ExxonMobil of Lying about ‘Climate Change’ and NY AG Schneiderman Launches the Climate Witch Trials). It’s obscene and beyond words. Schneiderman wants to prosecute legitimate corporations for not publicly saying “I believe in man-made global warming.” Back to the NYC meeting a couple of weeks ago. At that meeting was Matt Pawa, a Massachusetts lawyer and radical “green” who launches lawsuit after lawsuit on climate change (what a stupid phrase, of course the climate changes!). AG Schneiderman’s office asked Pawa to keep his participation in the March meeting in NYC a secret. We have it in an email. Can anyone say cover up? Collusion? Fraud? Corruption?…
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NY AG Schneiderman Launches the Climate Witch Trials

Once a witch-hunter catches the scent of a suspected witch–better watch out! It struck us as we read about the drummed up false charges New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is alleging against ExxonMobil–charges that the company has knowingly made false statements about their own complicity and contribution to mythical climate change–just how doomed we really are to repeat history. Schneiderman’s actions reminded us of something, and then we found it: “Rebecca Nurse, a sick and elderly woman of seventy-years old, stood for examination before the court on charges of practicing witchcraft on March 24, 1692. Judge John Hathorne, assisted by Judge Jonathan Corwin, conducted the examination in the meeting house of Salem Village before a crowd of people from Salem Village. The examination of “Goody Nurse” developed into a spectacle worthy of the attendance of so many onlookers, as a number of afflicted women launched into “grevious fitts” and openly denounced Rebecca Nurse as the cause of their torment. In the end, after one of the great confrontations between an accused and the infamous Judge Hathorne, the Judges found cause to bind Rebecca Nurse over for trial after which she was executed on Gallows Hill on July 19, 1692.” (University of Virginia). We’re facing the Salem Witch Trials all over again–some 323 years later. Apparently we didn’t learn anything the first time around. MDN calls Schneiderman’s current campaign the Climate Witch Trials–the prosecution and persecution of innocent companies based on a false belief that mankind causes global warming by burning fossil fuels. Now we learn Schneiderman may be gunning for more than just ExxonMobil…
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Cuomo has utterly failed the people of upstate New York; Montgomery County, Va. supervisors approve permit for MVP gate station; Political shift seen unlikely in Appalachia as midterms near; WVU research on display at Shale Insight; $1B power plant investment energizes community; Rehoboth selectmen approve natural gas pipeline moratorium; How natural gas prices could double in 2019; Gas storage inventories are near historic lows. What if this winter turns frigid?; ExxonKnew crackdown by Massachusetts and New York AGs threatens free speech; ‘Frack Master’ agrees to 12-year prison term, surrendering $23.8M for oil, gas fraud; Fracking in Lancashire halted by earth tremor; Schlumberger and Halliburton warm on global market, cooler on US shale; Saudi Arabia proves that oil is power.
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Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Will shareholders vote ‘yes’ on EQT/Rice merger?; no drilling mud reached Canton, OH water supply; Utica Shale counties show highest income growth in OH; Bowling Green charter amendment to ban fossil fuel infrastructure in trouble; judge tells Vermont AG to hand over email in anti-Exxon case; Indians want Dakota pipeline shut down; EPA casts doubt on climate change threat; NYT admits faking climate change article; cronyism rampant in Obama Energy Dept.; shale oil breakeven price is $50; ‘Keep it in the Ground’ is not the green option; and more!
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Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Jun 14, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: NH newspaper calls NY Attorney General Schneiderman a “rogue prosecutor” over Exxon witch hunt; rig count in Utica climbs to 27, and 8 new drilling permits issued; pipelines needed to get gas to market; demonstrators rally against Mariner East 2 pipeline; new tech getting more oil from early Bakken wells; race is on to export U.S. natgas; Trinidad gas supply shortage leads to job cuts; and more!
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