Former impeachment counsel launches bid for New York attorney general

Daniel Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who served as counsel to House Democrats in the first impeachment investigation of former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE, announced on Tuesday that he will run for New York attorney general. 

“I’ve devoted my life to public service,” Goldman, who has appeared frequently on MSNBC, says in a video announcing his candidacy. “A decade as a federal prosecutor in New York and then in Congress. And my passion for the law has always been driven by a deep commitment to civil rights and social justice.”

“I’m a prosecutor, not a politician,” he adds later in the video. “And as attorney general, I’m ready to lead on the big fights.”

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Goldman previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York under former U.S. Attorney Preet BhararaPreet BhararaFive faces from the media who became political candidates Former impeachment counsel launches bid for New York attorney general Whatever else he did, Cuomo did not obstruct justice by ranting to Obama White House MORE. He went on to serve as counsel for the House Intelligence Committee before taking on the role of lead counsel in the first impeachment inquiry against Trump in 2019.

His announcement came a day after law school professor Zephyr Teachout launched a bid for New York attorney general following incumbent Letitia James’s announcement that she would run for New York governor in 2022. 

Teachout previously ran for governor in 2014 but lost the Democratic nomination to now-former Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoHochul raises .6 million since launching gubernatorial campaign Former aide says she felt 'abandoned' by Democrats who advanced Garcetti nomination as ambassador to India De Blasio says he won't run for New York governor MORE. She launched a 2018 bid for state attorney general but was ultimately defeated by James.