President Trump Fires Prosecutor-Jerry Nadler to Investigate

| June 22, 2020

Geoffrey Berman speaking to reporters about a couple of Florida men associated with Rudy Giuliani. (Seth Wenig/AP)

President Trump fired Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Berman was involved with the investigations of individuals associated with Rudy Giuliani. Attorney General William Barr tried to work with Berman, behind the scenes, to get him to step down. As a bonus, Berman would be assigned to another position.

However, Berman tried to take this to social media to make it sound like his pending resignation was new to him. Barr requested that President Trump fire Berman. Berman got fired.

From NPR:

The standoff began late Friday night, when the attorney general released a statement saying that Berman was “stepping down.” In the announcement, he said that the president would be nominating Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to succeed Berman.

Just a short time later, Berman fired off his own announcement, denying Barr’s statement.

“I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United States Attorney,” said Berman, who spearheaded the prosecution of Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen and brought the grand jury indictment against associates of the president’s current personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

“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,” he 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.”

NPR has more information here. Jerry Nadler and his committee may investigate this issue, but that doesn’t change the fact that the President could remove a U.S. Attorney. The letter that Attorney General Bar sent to Geoffrey Berman could be read at this link.

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  1. FuzeVT says:

    President Trump Flies on Air Force One-Jerry Nadler to Investigate

    President Trump Calls Cabinet Meeting-Jerry Nadler to Investigate

    President Trump Moves Bowels-Jerry Nadler to Investigate

    Ah, screw it. . . President Trump Is President-Jerry Nadler to Investigate

    • 26Limabeans says:

      I have a rare deck of cards from the NRA dated 2003.
      Bought a bunch of them to give away to friends.
      Titled “Second Amendment Hall of Shame” playing cards,
      Jerry “I can’t see my nads” Nadler is the ten of spades.

    • AW1 Rod says:

      President Trump doubles size of All You Can Eat Buffett at The Lafayette – Jerry Nadler to Investigate!

    • Hack Stone says:

      The only thing that Jerry Nadler can get to the bottom of is a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    More deep state that shoulda been fired back in January of 2017?

    I still want to know why there has not been an investigation into the Klintoon Krime Konglomerate. And Biden’s Boy’s Bullsh^t.

    Kongress Klown Kritters have wasted 3 years and millions upon millions of Taxpayer dollars. I blame republicrats as much as I blame demicans. They are all one and the same.

    All this recent talk of lynchings really makes me want to start passing out torches, pitchforks, ropes, tar and feathers.

  3. Roh-Dog says:

    These statist clowns will never willfully give up control. Hopefully Clayton will start rooting out the DC/Wall St/NGO/globalists/central bank corruptions.
    Or we can keep going down this path where it’s all show and no go, because that’ll pay dividends.

  4. I just read the above post from the NPR’s Reichstag HQ, one of the arms of obama’s shadow govt. slow moving coup.

  5. USMC Steve says:

    The guy is right about something. He isn’t stepping down, because he just got his ass FIRED. And now he is just plain OUT. There was probably more than the witch hunt against Juliani that brought this on, but hey, one less pompous Obamanite prick gone. Good day all around.

  6. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    On day one Trump should have asked for the resignations of each and every one of these prosecutors. The problem was I don’t believe they thought they’d win so they had no plan in place for senators to provide lists of names from each state to replace these positions.

    No one ever complains about Janet Reno requesting all 93 submit resignations…

    Everyone of them is a political appointee to a four year term. At the pleasure of the president which is why their terms are tied to the president’s length of term.