Schneiderman had laced into Trump the year before over what he dubbed “straight-up fraud” committed by Trump University. “If you look at the facts of this case, this shows someone who was absolutely shameless in his willingness to lie to people, to say whatever it took to induce them into his phony seminars,” he said.
Those comments came in June 2016. The following month, Scaramucci donated $40,000 to Schneiderman’s reelection campaign—to this day the seventh largest contribution to the campaign from an individual other than the Schneiderman himself. The year before, Scaramucci had donated another $25,000 to the AG’s re-election effort.