Streets coast to coast filled with marchers in recent weeks to protest systemic racism and frequent reports of excessive police violence against unarmed citizens.
President Donald Trump is driving the country toward civil war with his ignorance and selfishness.
Now, Geoffrey S. Berman whose office has been investigating President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, refused to step down as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District on the orders of Attorney General William Barr.
Berman’s refusal to surrender may be the first real test of American government resiliency against the push toward Fascism that seems to be part of Trump’s agenda.
The dramatic standoff is the latest in series of unusual actions by the Attorney General that critics believe are intended to help Trump escape the restraints of the Justice Department as he flagrantly breaks the law
Trump seems to be purging officials feared as not fully supporting him.
In recent weeks he has fired a series of agency watchdogs, including the Inspector General who played a key role in Trump’s impeachment earlier this year.
Barr, in a surprise announcement, said Berman was stepping down and would be replaced by Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton, who may generously be described as a blind corporate lapdog.
As U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, Geoffrey S. Berman was involved in the indictment of Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, David Correia, and Andrey Kukushnin for various charges related to violations of U.S. federal election laws in New York City, U.S., October 10, 2019.
Berman’s office has also worked closely with the Special Prosecutor who investigated the alleged Russian interference with the 2016 elections and prosecuted a number of related case.
The office is in close coordination with the New York Attorney General and Mahattan District Attorney, wjo are weighing ysx fraud cases against the president, his companies and possibly even his children as well as other associates.
On December 7, 2006, President George W. Bush administration’s Department of Justice ordered the unprecedented midterm dismissal of seven United States Attorneys.
Congressional investigations suggested that the Department of Justice and the White House were using the U.S. Attorney positions for political advantage.
The process used to fire the prosecutors was “arbitrary”, “fundamentally flawed”, and “raised doubts about the integrity of Department prosecution decisions”.
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