Uprising? How Chief Federal Prosecutor In New York Has Reacted To Barr’s Move To Replace Him
(Tea Party 247) – Scandal in the Deep State as Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman refused to step down on Friday night.
This came in reaction to Attorney General Bill Barr announcing that President Donald Trump manages to nominate Jay Clayton, the current Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, to succeed him.
Late Friday evening, Barr made his announcement, also stating that New Jersey U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito will temporarily fill the job.
Berman, however, responded by refusing to step aside.
He issued a scathing statement after Barr’s announcement was released.
“I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York,” Berman said.
“I will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate. Until then, our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption.”
It must be noted that Berman’s office handles some of the most sensitive political and security cases nationally, which includes a recent investigation into New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani, of course, is also a personal attorney to President Trump and has been targeted by the left for his work to expose crookedness in Ukraine with the Biden family.
Just the News notes that Barr offered no explanation as to why Berman was leaving the top prosecutorial job in Manhattan after 2 ½ years.
”Geoff has done an excellent job leading one of our nation’s most significant U.S. Attorney’s Offices, achieving many successes on consequential civil and criminal matters,” Barr said. “I appreciate his service to the Department of Justice and our nation, and I wish him well in the future.”
According to NBC News’ Tom Winter, Berman was not aware he was stepping down until Barr’s announcement.
BREAKING / NBC News: In a statement U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman says "I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning."
He says he found out he was "stepping down" by reading it in a press release.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) June 20, 2020
However, it is Trump’s call:
No, Geoffrey Berman doesn't get to be US Attorney if the President wants to fire him pic.twitter.com/evzSsyGu7y
— Will Chamberlain(@willchamberlain) June 20, 2020