'I have not resigned': Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman fires back at Barr, who says he's leaving

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      RCW2020
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      “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,” Berman said.

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      Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, plans to step down and President Donald Trump will nominate the current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to succeed him, Attorney General William Barr announced Friday evening.

      But Berman said he learned of the plan in a Justice Department press release and shot back that he has no intention of stepping down.

      “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.

      “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. I cherish every day that I work with the men and women of this Office to pursue justice without fear or favor — and intend to ensure that this Office’s important cases continue unimpeded,” he said in a statement late Friday night.

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      https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/manhattan-u-s-attorney-geoffrey-berman-who-investigated-trump-associates-n1231628

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      I have to say this (mis)administration has not been boring.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

    • #328534
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      Your post shows that Big Brother is not operating efficiently which may be good news or a distraction from Ivanka’s latest peccadillo.

    • #328549
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      Busy Busy Busy corrupt little dictators!!

      Jay Clayton [Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission who never served as a prosecutor] is Trump’s choice to replace Berman.

      This one will be one to watch.

      Formally RealityCheck

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      What good is it to go to all the time and trouble (unless your father just hands you to job when he dies) to become an autocrat (dictators, kings, emperors, etc.) when some public investigator, court or legislative body can still investigate your actions. Autocrats are, and rightfully should be, immune from oversight and investigations. 🙂

      The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.

      "Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG

      National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.

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