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  • 'Uncharted Waters': Standoff Looms After Purported Ouster of Geoffrey Berman as US Attorney in Manhattan: Berman's legal options could include seeking a writ of mandamus or a declaratory judgment that he is entitled to stay in the job

    06/20/2020 1:21:26 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 47 replies
    Law.com ^ | June 20, 2020 | Michael Riccardi and Jane Wester
    A standoff loomed over the purported ouster of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman Saturday as the hazy details of the move left in doubt the authority of Attorney General William Barr to replace him. Meanwhile, the president of New York state’s largest bar group condemned the effort to remove Berman, and one former assistant U.S. attorney said the issue placed the Southern District in “uncharted waters.” Barr issued a statement late Friday night announcing Berman’s resignation, but in short order Berman denied he had resigned and said he would not abandon his job. A second version of the Justice Department...
  • President fires SDNY Attorney

    06/20/2020 12:52:23 PM PDT · by 2Dreamin · 81 replies
    ABC Twitter ^ | June 20, 2020 | ABC
    JUST IN: AG William Barr responds to SDNY attorney Geoffrey Berman: "Unfortunately, with your statement of last night, you have chosen public spectacle over public service... I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so."
  • U.S. Attorney General William Barr's letter to NY Attorney General Berman removing him from office effective today.

    06/20/2020 12:52:01 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/20/2020 | US Attorney William Barr
     
  • Fired NY prosecutor was given Biden-Ukraine allegations in 2018 but didn’t follow up, emails show

    06/23/2020 5:58:21 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    Just The News ^ | 6-22-2020 | John Solomon
    Ukraine prosecutors didn't want the political spectacle that became impeachment and simply sought to turn over evidence about Joe Biden and election interference to U.S. prosecutors, memos show.Could the impeachment scandal have been prevented if the now-fired U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman had followed up on Ukrainian allegations about Joe Biden and his family in 2018? That’s the tantalizing question raised by emails from fall 2018 between an American lawyer and the chief federal prosecutor in Manhattan that were obtained by Just the News. The memos show that well before Ukrainian prosecutors reached out to Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer, in...
  • Geoffrey Berman: Fired U.S. Attorney Admits He’s Been Fired… Sort Of

    06/21/2020 6:51:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    The definitive answer as to what happened in the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office is still far from definitive. In the short period of time between Friday evening and Sunday morning, the bizarre saga of (former) U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman has taken more twists and turns than an Olympic luge run. Yesterday I puzzled over how Berman’s dismissal by either Donald Trump or Bill Barr (depending who you ask) was handled in such an apparently slapdash fashion. In less than a day, we went from Barr announcing the Berman was resigning to Berman saying he wasn’t. Then Barr said Trump...
  • Jerry Nadler: House Judiciary Committee to Investigate Berman Firing

    06/21/2020 12:10:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced Saturday that his panel will launch an investigation into the firing of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman. Nadler said in a statement: The House Judiciary Committee will immediately open an investigation into this incident, as part of our broader investigation into Barr’s unacceptable politicization of the Department of Justice. On Wednesday, the Committee will hear from two whistleblowers who will explain why Barr’s attempt to fire Mr. Berman is part of a larger, ongoing, and wholly unacceptable pattern of conduct. If the President removes Mr. Berman,...
  • Barr Abruptly Seeks to Fire U.S. Attorney Who Investigated Trump Associates

    06/20/2020 8:50:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 30 replies
    New York Times, via MSN ^ | June 20, 2020 | Benjamin Weiser, William K. Rashbaum, Nicole Hong, Maggie Haberman and Katie Benner 2 hrs ago
    Attorney General William P. Barr on Friday night abruptly tried to fire the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Geoffrey S. Berman, who has investigated several of President Trump’s closest associates, but Mr. Berman said he would not leave.
  • US Attorney in Manhattan refuses to resign after Barr announces that he’s ‘stepping down’ (Berman)

    06/19/2020 11:59:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 19 2020 | Laura Italiano
    n a stunning plot twist, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman issued a statement Friday night asserting that he will not, in fact, resign — in direct contradiction to an announcement that he was stepping down made hours earlier from Attorney General William Barr. “I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United States Attorney,” Berman, said in a statement posted to the Southern District of New York Twitter account. “I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the...
  • U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, Who Oversaw Cases of Trump Allies, Is Resigning

    06/19/2020 7:32:55 PM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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
  • Powerful US attorney in New York stepping down, Barr says (Geoffrey Berman)

    06/19/2020 7:28:18 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 20 replies
    Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, prosecuted Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen, and his office is investigating Rudy Giuliani.
  • Two of Rudy Giuliani's business will NOT comply with the impeachment

    10/10/2019 9:23:14 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/8/19
    Two of Rudy Giuliani's business associates implicated in the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump will refuse to comply with requests for documents and depositions, their lawyer has revealed. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two soviet-born Florida real estate entrepreneurs, have said that they will not accept the Democrat committee's ultimatum to hand in documents by Monday. They added they would also refuse to attend depositions scheduled later this week. 'While we have engaged with counsels for these witnesses, they have so far refused to agree to testify or turn over relevant documents. If they continue to fail to...
  • Trial of ex-Obama White House counsel suddenly postponed (Gregory Craig)

    08/13/2019 9:53:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Brett Samuels
    The trial of a former White House counsel in the Obama administration was postponed suddenly on Tuesday amid concerns about the jury selection process. Politico first reported that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the case, announced she may have violated Gregory Craig's right to a public trial by limiting public access to jury selection. Proceedings in the trial began Monday, with opening statements expected to take place Tuesday morning. Politico reported that Jackson thought the trial might have to be postponed to November to find another group to lead jury selection. Politico noted that the process...
  • CNN's Berman: Fox Business Might Be 'on Payroll' of President Trump

    05/24/2019 8:54:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could it be CNN's evaporating audience that has one of its hosts taking one of its infinite swipes at the Fox News behemoth that has so badly thrashed CNN in the ratings? On Friday's New Day, co-host John Berman quipped that the Fox Business Network might be "on the payroll" of President Trump, and might have prepared an edited mashup of Nancy Pelosi stammering her way through remarks during her weekly press conference on Thursday. Here was Berman: "Fox Business, whether on the payroll of the President or not, I don't know, but they did that mashup which the President...
  • The Media Was Just Shut Out of the Roger Stone Case

    02/15/2019 4:31:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 15, 2019 6:10 PM | Beth Baumann
    Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the federal court for the District of Columbia on Friday placed a gag order in the case of Roger Stone.According to Fox News, Judge Berman signed an order telling Stone he must "refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case." The judge also told witnesses and council to keep from making statements to the media or general public near the courthouse. The reason? The statements could “influence any juror, potential juror, judge, witness or court officer or interfere with the administration of...
  • Trump-appointed US attorney recused from Michael Cohen investigation

    04/10/2018 10:20:19 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 31 replies
    KTRK-ABC ^ | 4/10/17 | JONATHAN KARL
    ABC News has learned that Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is recused from the Michael Cohen investigation. Two sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News Berman was not involved in the decision to raid Cohen's office because of the recusal. The recusal was approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
  • US Attorney, Trump appointee, recused from Michael Cohen investigation

    04/10/2018 9:14:33 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    ABC.com ^ | 4/10/2018 | JONATHAN KARL and JOSH MARGOLIN
    ABC News has learned that Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is recused from the Michael Cohen investigation. Two sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News Berman was not involved in the decision to raid Cohen's office because of the recusal. The recusal was approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The raid of Cohen's handled by others in the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and approved by a federal judge.
  • Turkish banker Hakan Atilla convicted in U.S. sanctions case

    01/04/2018 6:18:22 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 3 2018, 9:15 pm ET | Tracy Connor
    After more than three weeks of testimony and four days of deliberation, a New York jury convicted a Turkish banker charged in a U.S. sanctions-busting case that strained relations between the two countries. Hakan Atilla, 47, the deputy general manager of Halkbank, was found guilty of five counts of conspiracy and bank fraud but acquitted of money laundering. The verdict is likely to bring sharp rebukes from the government of Turkish President Recep Erdogan, who was implicated during the closely watched trial. Atilla faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman...
  • Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes

    05/06/2006 12:10:34 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 211+ views
    Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes Estrada, Lacson named co-plotters vs President NEWARK, New Jersey—A Filipino-American intelligence analyst admitted Thursday that for five years he passed top secret information gleaned from White House and Federal Bureau of Investigation computers to conspirators he said were trying to overthrow President Macapagal-Arroyo. Leandro Aragoncillo, 47, a naturalized US citizen who was born in the Philippines, pleaded guilty to a four-count indictment. The conspirators used code words to refer to various people, including calling Ms Arroyo "The Penguin," Aragoncillo admitted. Aragoncillo, shackled at the feet and wearing green jail garb, himself did not...
  • ‘Have It By Next Week…Do You Hear Me?’: Judge Has Absolutely Had It With the State(T)

    07/22/2015 8:53:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Jason Howerton
    A federal judge scolded State Department attorneys during a tense hearing last week, ordering officials to produce Hillary Clinton-related records that The Associated Press has been requesting for years. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said he wants to “find out what’s been going on” at the State Department,” or rather, “what’s not been going on over there” that the AP’s records requests have been ignored for four years, Politico reported. The news publication is reportedly seeking records about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedules and her former top staffers.
  • Dem Judge Orders Psych Counseling For D’Souza

    07/14/2015 6:11:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 83 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. D’Souza’s defense counsel Benjamin Brafman provided evidence to the court that the psychiatrist D’Souza was ordered to see found no indication of depression or reason for medication. In addition, the psychologist D’Souza subsequently consulted provided a written statement concluding there was no need to continue the consultation, because D’Souza was...