Nov 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Former impeachment counsel announces bid for New York AG

Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman in 2019. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Daniel Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who served as counsel to House Democrats during former President Trump's first impeachment inquiry, announced Tuesday that he is running for New York attorney general.

Driving the news: In video announcing his candidacy, Goldman pitched himself as a "prosecutor, not a politician," and added that he is running "to fight for one standard of justice for all."

  • Goldman vowed to lead the state in its "big fights," including taking on the NRA, protecting abortion rights and addressing climate change.

Worth noting: Goldman's announcement comes a day after attorney Zephyr Teachout announced she is running for the same position, and weeks after current AG Letitia James announced that she will be running for governor in 2022.

Details: Goldman in early 2020 stepped down from the House Intelligence Committee, where he helped lead the probe into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.

  • He was previously an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he served as the district's deputy chief of the organized crime unit. In the role, Goldman oversaw prosecutions into traditional organized crime, international organized crime and white-collar crime.
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