Watch MSNBC's Joy Reid Explain the Bizarre Connection Between Trump and Eric Schneiderman's Abuse Accusations

MSNBC's Joy Reid, filling in for Rachel Maddow Friday evening, explained the extremely convoluted twist to the Eric Schneiderman abuse allegations story that somehow — almost unbelievably — has ties to both President Donald Trump and his frequently newsworthy fixer and lawyer, Michael Cohen. 

A new letter sent by lawyer Peter Gleason to the judge in Cohen case revealed the bizarre connection Friday.

"Gleason says that between 2012 and 2013, he was contacted separately by two women who claim to have been 'victimized' by the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman," she said. "Gleason tells the New York Times today that these two women are not  among the four women whose accounts were reported in the New Yorker on Monday."

She continues: "Gleason says he did not refer these women to the Manhattan district attorney because he did not believe or trust that the DA would do anything about it. Instead, and here's where it gets weird, here is what he says he did: 'I discussed the matter with a retired journalist by the name of Steven Dunleavy who suggested and offered to discuss the matter with Donald Trump. Mr. Dunleavy did indeed discuss this matter with Mr. Trump as evidenced by a phone call received from attorney Michael Cohen."

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