If you've been wondering when the Eric Schneiderman case was going to collide with the Trump investigation, then today is your day: documents relating to Schneiderman's alleged abuse of two women may have been among the materials seized by the FBI's raid of Michael Cohen's office and residences last month.

According to the files above, attorney Peter Gleason says he was approached by two separate women about incidents with Schneiderman back in 2012 and 2013. Gleason dismissed the first woman with a warning: "I explained to her how invariably the very entities that were established to protect her would ultimately turn on her to protect the power elite that includes Schneiderman." He considered going to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. after the second victim brought a similar story to him, but decided against it "based on my past experience in reporting prima facie political corruption that was ignored by the office, some of which were ultimately prosecuted elsewhere."

Instead of consulting with a District Attorney or fellow lawyer or victims advocate, Gleason discussed the cases with former NY Post journalist Steve Dunleavy (whom investigative reporter Tom Robbins calls "the ultimate Murdoch reporter"), who in turn offered to talk to Donald Trump about the two cases.

Gleason told the Daily News that he thought it was a great idea for Dunleavy to talk to Trump—a man accused of sexual misconduct by over a dozen women—about highly sensitive material involving sexual abuse because Trump was thinking about running for governor at the time: "Had Trump become governor, there would have been a real ally in Albany for these women," he said.

Important context for all this was that Schneiderman was investigating Trump in 2013 over the fraudulent Trump University. (Trump settled the Trump University case in late 2016 for $25 million.) This might explain a shockingly prescient Trump tweet from this period:

Soon after his conversation with Trump, Gleason says he recieved a call from Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen: "During my communications with Mr. Cohen I shared with him certain details of Schneiderman's vile attacks on these two women. The extent of Mr. Cohen memorializing any of our communications is unknown," he writes. "However, these two women’s confidentiality, as victims of a sexual assault, should be superior to that of any unrelated subpoena."

Gleason, 54, has a colorful history around NYC: he was endorsed by Frank Serpico as a write-in candidate vying to unseat Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. last year. Back in 2012, he proposed using his own $2.5 million Tribeca loft as bond collateral for alleged prostitution ring "Millionaire Madame" Anna Gristina.

In the wake of the bombshell Schneiderman piece in The New Yorker, writers Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer have defended their reporting and clarified that there was no Trump-influenced conspiracy to take down the former NY Attorney General.