US Attorney Berman says he will step down.,,
This IS getting worst by the hour….
President Trump on Saturday personally fired the United States Attorney in Manhattan, Geoffrey S. Berman, whose office has pursued one case after another that has rankled the president and his allies, putting his former personal lawyer in prison and investigating his current one.
It was the culmination of an extraordinary clash after years of tension between the White House and New York federal prosecutors….
In a letter released by the Justice Department, Attorney General William P. Barr accused of Mr. Berman of choosing “public spectacle over public service” because he would not voluntarily step down from the position.
Attorney General William Barr announced that Geoffrey Berman is “stepping down” as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
President Trump intends to nominate Jay Clayton, Chairman of the SEC, to replace him.
There IS sure to be MORE on this….
The U.S. attorney who oversaw key prosecutions of allies of President Donald Trump and an investigation into Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is resigning from his post, officials said Friday.
Geoffrey Berman is stepping down as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Attorney General William Barr said in a statement.
Barr said Trump intends to nominate Jay Clayton, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to the post. The U.S. attorney in New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, will serve as the acting U.S. attorney in Manhattan, beginning on July 3, Barr said.
It was unclear why Berman was leaving the position after serving for more than two years. The announcement, made late Friday, came after Barr visited New York City and met with local police officials there.
Berman’s sudden resignation is likely to raise additional questions from congressional Democrats who have accused Barr of politicizing the Justice Department and acting more like Trump’s personal attorney rather than the nation’s chief law enforcement officer…..
A Biden admin would have new Attorney General and probably a new US Attorney for the Southern District….ANYTHING in the files today would be picked right up after January 20 , 2021….
Trump HAS to be scared and Barr seems to be running cover for him….
Barr is gonna be asked a LOT of questions after January 20th that he’s gonna be real uncomfortable to answer…And folks ?
The walls, even over at the DOJ, have to have ears….
image…Geoffrey Berman. | AP Photo/Seth Wenig