Trump’s Friday Night Massacre

President Donald Trump
President Donald J. Trump lands in Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

From Axios:

“President Trump has fired U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman at Attorney General Bill Barr’s request, in response to Berman’s refusal to resign, Barr announced in a letter on Saturday.”

As the attorney for the Southern District, Berman was responsible for investigating many of the president’s associates, including Michael Cohen, Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas, & Jeffrey Epstein, along with Trump’s inauguration committee.

If Berman is successfully removed from his post, it would be another victory for Attorney General William Barr’s project to transform the Department of Justice into the president’s personal legal hit squad.

UPDATE: Berman has voluntarily left his position, effective immediately.

By Tristan Fitzpatrick

Progressive blogger.

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