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  • GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney

    06/22/2020 11:54:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT — GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney Senate Republicans on Monday largely defended President Trump following his controversial decision this week to fire Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said Trump was within his right to fire Berman, who was involved in a number of politically sensitive investigations that touched on Trump and his advisers. “It’s kind of like previous firings, I would say,” Thune said....
  • 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...
  • Barr to Berman: You Won’t Resign? Fine. You’re Fired.

    06/20/2020 1:48:48 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 95 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Boom, again. – This afternoon, AG William Barr sent a scalding letter to SDNY U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, notifying him that, since he refused to gracefully resign when given a chance, he is fired. Here’s the letter: Image In case you can’t see the photo properly, here is the text: " " I was surprised and quite disappointed by the press statement you released last night. As we discussed, I wanted the opportunity to choose a distinguished New York lawyer, Jay Clayton, to nominate as United States Attorney and was hoping for your cooperation to facilitate a smooth transition. When...
  • Attorney General William P. Barr on the Nomination of Jay Clayton to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

    06/20/2020 1:33:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 19, 2020 | US Attorney William Barr
    Attorney General William P. Barr has released the following statement: “I am pleased to announce that President Trump intends to nominate Jay Clayton, currently the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to serve as the next United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. For the past three years, Jay has been an extraordinarily successful SEC Chairman, overseeing efforts to modernize regulation of the capital markets, protect Main Street investors, enhance American competitiveness, and address challenges ranging from cybersecurity issues to the COVID-19 pandemic. His management experience and expertise in financial regulation give him an ideal background...
  • 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."
  • Lindsey Graham Will Continue Blue Slips for US Attorney Positions

    06/20/2020 8:53:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    judiciary.senate.gov ^ | 6/20/20 | Lindsey Graham, Chairman
    WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the Trump Administration’s intent to nominate Jay Clayton to be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. “According to Attorney General Barr, the Trump Administration intends to nominate Mr. Jay Clayton to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. “I have not been contacted by the administration in this regard. However, I know Mr. Clayton and believe him to be a fine man and accomplished lawyer. “As to processing U.S. Attorney nominations, it has always been the policy of...
  • 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.
  • Obamagate: Barr’s Firing of Berman Removes a Roadblock from Durham’s Path

    06/20/2020 5:01:40 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 35 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Boom. – Attorney General William Barr made another move to clear the snakes out of his Justice Department yesterday, and the snake doesn’t want to ssssssslither away. On Friday afternoon, Barr released a statement announcing that Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the weasel who led several of the cases dummied up by Robert Mueller, was “stepping down,” and nominated currently the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to replace him: Attorney General William P. Barr has released the following statement: “I am pleased to announce that President Trump intends to nominate Jay Clayton, currently the...
  • 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...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/19/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/19/2020 8:49:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/19/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The federal government (Trump Administration) will not appeal a judge's ruling that revoked a grazing permit for Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond..... The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, resigning. Berman to be replaced by Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The US Attorney for New Jersey, Craig Carpentio, to take over as Acting US Attorney for Southern New York July 3rd..... Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said today that one of hte police officers involved in the March 13th killing of Breonna Taylor will be fired.... The Air Force Inspector General...
  • US attorney for Southern District of New York resigning, Barr says

    06/19/2020 8:25:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/20 41 mins ago | Michael Balsamo, Colleen Long | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — 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...
  • 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.
  • Eliot Spitzer sneaked his $5G-a-night Russian escort into his home in suitcase, she claims

    12/23/2018 1:41:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Russian former escort has claimed disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer used to smuggle her into his apartment in a suitcase. “He used to sneak me into his Fifth Avenue apartment in a black suitcase … when his wife was away,” Svetlana Travis Zakharova told The New York Post in an interview published on Thursday. “My knees would be up by my face. When the doorman would ask if he could help, Eliot would say, ‘No, thanks,’” she added, noting that she was sneaked in this way at least 15 times. The woman first became known in 2016...
  • 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...
  • James Comey’s daughter named to Jeffrey Epstein prosecution team

    07/08/2019 11:26:27 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 82 replies
    Wash Exam ^ | 7/8/19 | Jerry Dunleavey
    The Justice Department team that is leading the prosecution of alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein includes the daughter of former FBI Director James Comey. Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said at a press conference Monday that Maurene Comey is part of the public corruption unit handling the case against the well-connected and wealthy businessman. Maurene Comey, an assistant U.S. attorney, was named alongside Alex Rossmiller and Alison Moe as the prosecutors assisting Berman with the case. James Comey, who was fired as FBI director in 2017 by President Trump, had been a...
  • House Investigators Probe Trump Contact With Matthew Whitaker

    02/25/2019 8:07:12 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 02/25/19 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    The House Judiciary Committee believes it has evidence that President Trump asked Matthew Whitaker, at the time the acting attorney general, whether Manhattan U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman could regain control of his office’s investigation into Mr. Trump’s former lawyer and his real-estate business, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Berman, a former law partner of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani who in 2016 donated to the Trump campaign and whom the president personally interviewed for the U.S. attorney job, last year had recused himself from involvement in the matter. He didn’t give a reason, but legal experts said his...
  • Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Didn’t Violate Campaign Finance Laws, and Neither Did the President

    12/15/2018 10:29:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/11/18 | Hans von Spakovsky
    President Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, may have been convinced by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to plead guilty to a supposed violation of campaign finance law, but that doesn’t mean that what happened is actually a federal crime. In fact, neither the Federal Election Commission—which is the independent agency tasked with enforcing the Federal Election Campaign Act—nor its former commissioners would likely agree with the overaggressive view that the Southern District is taking. Indeed, the Southern District’s aggressive stance on this issue might have violated the Justice Department’s own policy....