Update: 3.30 am London time:
— CNN (@CNN) May 8, 2018
After suing Harvey Weinstein, Eric Schneiderman, New York’s Attorney General, faces a #MeToo reckoning of his own. Four women accuse him of having subjected them to physical violence: https://t.co/JQtWo4h3no pic.twitter.com/MJRahxc4i1
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) May 7, 2018
STOP THE PRESSES … We have a new front.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 8, 2018
.@SenGillibrand: “The violent actions described by multiple women in this story are abhorrent. Based on this extensive and serious reporting, I do not believe that Eric Schneiderman should continue to serve as Attorney General…”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 8, 2018
It took less than four hours from the New Yorker story for Schneiderman to resign. Wow.
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) May 8, 2018
Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman pic.twitter.com/yiN2T7dIUx
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 8, 2018
— ABC News (@ABC) May 8, 2018
Apparently, NY Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman thinks he’s Christian Grey.
You can’t make this crap up. https://t.co/ODE47UGDIh
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) May 8, 2018
There are all kinds of malefactors out there on all sides, but I’m confident Schneiderman is going to be run out of office while Republicans continue to uniformly stand behind Trump *who has been caught on tape confessing* to routinely sexually assaulting women.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 8, 2018
The Eric Schneiderman story is yet more confirmation of Czeslaw Milosz's idea of "Ketman": the man who rails the loudest against a sinner is often an even bigger sinner himself.
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) May 8, 2018
Earlier: Trump poised to ditch Iran deal
I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00pm.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018
Breaking: “It’s pretty obvious” Trump will exit #Iran nuclear deal, says senior European diplomat, citing a “difference of opinion” with Trump admin “that cannot be denied”, cites “various consequences..we have yet to fully understand and spell out”.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) May 7, 2018
Even if Trump’s announcement on the Iran deal is a foregone conclusion, he has yet to a) say how he proposes to contain Iran’s weapons program or b) say why he’s leaving a deal his own administration acknowledges Iran is respecting.
— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) May 7, 2018
Tomorrow we expect to hear from the Trump administration why they plan to scrap the Iran deal.
Over recent months, we've also heard from the Trump administration about the benefits of the deal–namely how it prevents Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon. pic.twitter.com/iYQiGBNctT
— Ned Price (@nedprice) May 7, 2018
it's a bit unfathomable to me how the vast majority of US media coverage of Trump's upcoming Iran nuclear deal decision is completely devoid of mentioning potential impact in the Middle East itself
— Elizabeth Dickinson (@dickinsonbeth) May 7, 2018
If Trump scraps Iran nuclear deal, then how can he expect to persuade North Korea to have faith in American guarantees and scrap its nuclear weapons?
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) May 7, 2018
The Trump administration doesn't usually think this strategically, but if they did … it looks as if they are preparing a cave-in to North Korea to gain running room for a major confrontation with Iran
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 7, 2018
When you are Britain's Foreign Secretary and have to go onto #FoxandFriends to try to lobby Donald Trump to not start World War 3, I think it's safe to say the "special relationship" is dead. https://t.co/LHDU8Pg2uO
— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) May 7, 2018
Boris very clever to tell Trump — fix Iran and you get your Nobel. Message – back out and you'll never get one like Obama did https://t.co/FCTIKMKsqf
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) May 7, 2018
ELSEWHERE IN TRUMPWORLD
“We’ve made a deal this weekend: [Trump] stays focused on North Korea, Iran and China, and we stay focused on the [Mueller] case and we’ll bother him when we have to,” Giuliani told @washingtonpost Robert Costa [5/16/18] after his meeting with Trump.
"A finely oiled machine!"🤣 pic.twitter.com/0mvQ1tBeLM
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) May 7, 2018
Operatives from the Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube used false identities to track & dig up dirt—even sexual blackmail material—on Obama officials behind the Iran deal. Pages of docs & sources close to the effort show how, in my latest for @newyorker: https://t.co/ICE5jKwCmm
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 7, 2018
Trump calls on Congress to pull back $15 billion in spending, including on children’s health insurance program https://t.co/GOE8wJtHBW
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 7, 2018
— CNN (@CNN) May 7, 2018
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 7, 2018
NEW: Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are preparing to release 3,000 Russia-linked Facebook ads this week. All of them.
<clears schedule for the rest of the week>https://t.co/jgK62dhwmN
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) May 7, 2018
By “A total warrior for freedom,” the @NRA must mean Americans like Oliver North who arm our enemies. That makes sense given that the NRA has dubious and undisclosed monetary ties to Putin and his allies in Russia. https://t.co/pN5Ro7FOaY
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 7, 2018
Incredible footage shows the lava flow during fissure eruption on the east side of Hawaii's Big Island.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 7, 2018
Some of these videos coming out of Hawaii are insane. Here's a blanket of rolling lava eating a car pic.twitter.com/Z2gmgIyZtg
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 7, 2018
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 7, 2018
Putin's reached that bit in the computer game when you're about to be sent on a side-quest pic.twitter.com/BFTBohcoZi
— Alistair Coleman (@alistaircoleman) May 7, 2018
A fraudulent election. Mass arrests. An empty inauguration ceremony for an authoritarian leader. And, at the center of it – Gerhard Schroeder, former Chancellor of Germany. https://t.co/W8TGDTXVE2
— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) May 7, 2018
I write abt creeping authoritarianism in Hungary & Poland: what EU – incl @GOettingerEU @VeraJourova @TimmermansEU – is doing & what @EPP, @EPPGroup *should* do abt it: https://t.co/2bUWEFhA0z
Pls tweet/retweet + comments (w robust civility) to @ManfredWeber @JosephDaul
— Timothy Garton Ash (@fromTGA) May 7, 2018
BATSHIT BREXIT BRITAIN (AND NORN IRON)
— Richard Corbett (@RCorbettMEP) May 7, 2018
— Sue Wilson #FBPE (@Suewilson91) May 7, 2018
Global Britain? Department for International Trade is cutting hundreds of trade promotion jobs because it doesn’t have enough money to keep them *and* hire post-Brexit trade negotiators.
Interesting FT splash. pic.twitter.com/kwZR798GnB
— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) May 7, 2018
This is an incredible story. Never seen anything capture the truly performance art level stupidity of Brexit as this. The UK's contribution to the EU's GPS system, Galileo, has been fundamental. Now we will flounce off and spend another £3bn on our own https://t.co/CANzyY7JiI
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) May 7, 2018
"If Brexit Britain does not have an accurate view of its own new and more limited place in the world, it will be very difficult to for it to be taken seriously as a partner." https://t.co/aCuQGz22lY
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) May 7, 2018
Brexit loss of EHIC 'to stop thousands of Britons with long-term illnesses taking holidays abroad' https://t.co/QRP6KQfUw0
— The Independent (@Independent) May 7, 2018
— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) May 7, 2018