NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is investigating allegations of physical violence against women by New York Attorney General Eric Schniederman, who held himself out as a champion of women and a liberal foil to President Donald Trump.

Schneiderman resigned from office late Monday, just hours after accounts of abuse by four women were published in The New Yorker. It was a swift and stunning fall for a Democrat who had pledged to use the power of his office to hold others accountable for abusing their power.

The women described being violently slapped and choked, verbally abused and threatened

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