Conflict with Trump: a Federal Prosecutor from Manhattan fights back against eviction

Minister of justice, Bill Barr announced on Friday evening, the departure of the Federal Prosecutor for Manhattan, Geoffrey Berman,, of several investigations a

Conflict with Trump: a Federal Prosecutor from Manhattan fights back against eviction

Minister of justice, Bill Barr announced on Friday evening, the departure of the Federal Prosecutor for Manhattan, Geoffrey Berman,, of several investigations against Trumps environment initiated. Berman said, however, that he had not resigned and have no intention of doing so.

The U.S. attorney for Manhattan is generally considered to be one of the most powerful prosecutors in the United States. Berman had been in charge of the investigations against trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen. He also took trump's current attorney Rudy Giuliani because of his efforts to be targeted to find in Ukraine information about Trumps rivals Joe Biden, which would damage this.

On Friday evening, justice Minister Barr said surprisingly, Trump wants to make the current head of the us securities and exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, the new Federal Prosecutor for the Southern district of New York – well Manhattan. He thanks Berman, of the assignor after two and a half years at the Post, for his work.

The answer of the public Prosecutor came by return of post: "I learned today evening in a press release by the Minister of justice, that I as a Prosecutor 'back'," said Berman. "I am not resigned and I have no intention to withdraw." This is true, until the us Senate confirms a successor for him. As long as the ongoing investigation would continue.

The exact context of the confrontation were unclear at first. The opposition Democrats have responded with bewilderment. "This dismissal on a Friday night smells like a possible corruption of the legal process," said the minority leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Chuck Schumer. "What President Trump upset? An earlier action of the public Prosecutor or one that lasts?“

critics accuse the Minister of justice Barr, to politicize his Ministry increasingly and as a protective shield for the President, miss. In the past few months, Trump has released several General inspectors, the independent supervision of the work of the government and its authorities responsible.

Updated Date: 20 June 2020, 06:20

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