October 1, 2020

Barr announces that Trump has fired U.S. Attorney that refused to resign

After Friday evening’s scuffle over the announcement of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s supposed resignation, Attorney General Bill Barr announced late Saturday that Donald Trump has officially fired Berman at Barr’s request. 

Barr originally announced on Friday that Berman had opted to voluntarily step down from his high-profile position in the Southern District of New York. Berman immediately responded that the announcement was news to him and that he had no intention of stepping down.

On Saturday, Barr fired back in a letter to Berman that because of his refusal to cooperate, Barr asked President Trump to step in and remove Berman from the post.

“Unfortunately, with your statement of last night, you have chosen public spectacle over public service,” Barr wrote. “Because you have declared that you have no intention of resigning, I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so.”

Berman indicated in his statement refusing to resign that he believed that there was political movtivation behind the announcement. Berman is said to be leading several investigations into the Trump administration and Trump allies.

Barr told Berman in the letter, however, that his position would be filled by Berman’s deputy, Audrey Strauss until the Senate confirms an official replacement. Additionally, Barr explained under no uncertain circumstances will there be a lapse in accountability following Berman’s ouster.

“Going forward, if any actions or decisions are taken that office supervisors conclude are improper interference with a case, that information should be provided immediately to Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, whom I am authorizing to review any such claim,” Barr said.

Having apparently satisfied Berman’s concerns about the ongoing investigations, Berman said on Saturday that he will “will “be leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, effective immediately.”

Democrats have still cried foul about the abrupt firing and removal of Berman, with several Democrat legislators calling for Barr’s resignation and impeachment in the aftermath of the incident.

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40 Responses

  1. If anyone is being political in this matter, it is Berman and the Democrats. I have no doubt that he is investigating matters pertaining to the President… just like Nadler and Schiff. Berman’s public concerns have been met, and I for one am glad he is out. Barr tried to give him an easy way out, but Berman wanted spectacle. So instead he got Mr. Trump’s most famous phrase… “YOU’RE FIRED!” JMO

    1. Yes and especially a federal judge, he acted like a lawless person of the law, when he went after Dinesh d’souza for campaign donation violation like a total moron and biased judge. He has no business to sit on any bench.

  2. Is it just me? Or do the Democrats bitch and whine about everything they can’t control. They are in for a rude awakening very soon. My parents told me from a very young age not to complain and cry about things I couldn’t control. These Do nothing Democrats are a joke.

  3. About time, trump and Mr.Barr are cleaning the swamp. This is why you here the Democrats always wanting to accuse Barr of being trumps right hand man. Its so obvious the hooligans of past Democrats crooked past are being illuminated.

  4. You mean it is different than when Clinton fired 93 out of 94 U.S. Attorneys, or Obama fired all 94. Oh, ya, that’s different.

    1. Yes, it is different because they were coming into office and setting up “their people”. Trumpity and Barr have hissy fits when they don’t like the investigation if one of “their people” – and abruptly fire people with no reasonable cause other than they are carrying out their jobs – investigating either people or departments. When they get close to an uncomfortable truth, the hatchet falls – thereby making things look even more suspicious!
      And since when is the job of AG of ZuD to go around telling Trumpity whom he needs to fire! They act sooo much like a “ mean girl’s club”.

      We are coming for them both!

      1. O, gosh Barb!
        Now I won’t be able to relax for 10 to 20 more seconds!
        Dems coming to get us, imagine that!

      2. OH,BARBIE, DONT MAKE LIKE YOU DONT SEE ALL THE LEFTIST BS GOING ON IN A PERPETUAL ATTEMPT AT TAKING DOWN OUR PRESIDENT,ALL THESE SWAMP DWELLERS OF THE COMMIE LEFT NEED TO BE OUSTED FOR AMERICAS SAKE, THEY ARE LIARS,HATERS,COHORTS DISRUPTORS,PLAIN EVIL,WORKING IN UNISON TO BRING DEATH TO AMERIUCA AND ITS VALUES.TRUMP HAS GONE THROUGH SEVERAL FALSE FAKE INVESTIGATIONS….ENOUGH IS ENBOUGH ,NO MOPRE BS….ITS TIME WE INVESTIGATE ALL THE LEFTIST CORRUPTION,SOME OF THESE IDIOTS NEED SOME JAIL TIME.. DURHAM WHERE ARE YOU….LETS GET IT DONE. MAGA 2020 KAG……. FREE ROGER STONE,,,STOP THE PLANTATION PARTY

      3. good luck with that, that is all the demon-crats have done since he took office was tried to put his good people in prison, well they are the ones that will be going to prison real soon!

      4. Haha! Sounds like the hissy fits and crying are all demonrats. Fyi, they fired him for not doing his job! Good riddance.

  5. Democrats are a shame to politics and truly
    Need their heads examined. They have been acting like clowns for the last 3 years and last 20 years overall.

    1. I THINK THE REPUBLICANS SHOULD START INVESTAGATING PELOSI, SHUMER . NADLER, SHIFF ,MAXINE WATERS AND AOC AND HER MOB. THESE DEMO RATS THINK THERE ABOVE THE LAW GUESS WHAT THERE NOT. TRUMP GETS NO RESPECT FROM THESE ASSES DEMORATS. WHATS GOOD FOR CLINTON AND OBAMA IS GOOD FOR OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP. LET ME REMIND THE DEMO RATS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. IF YOUR NOT HAPPY WITH TRUMP THEM ALL THESE DEMO RATS SHOULD RESIGN NOW. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THERE COMMUNIST, SOCIALIST DEMO RAT PARTY.MOVE ON DEMO RACTS OR RESIGN NOW.

  6. So happy Barr took a stand. He’s during a wonderful job. Now demorats want him out. They can’t stand honesty.

  7. Berman is correct that his firing is politically motivated.

    What he’s not owning up to is that he created the political motivation.

    Bye Berman .

  8. Trumps administration isn’t going to take crap from anybody that dont have his back..draining the swamp with weak. TRUMP2020

  9. Another swamp creature drained & flushed out!!
    In 4 more years–the dirty DC swamp will finally be totally drained out.
    MAGA!!

  10. Guess the dimwits are “impeachment afflicted”…well do not really blame them when one considers that it gives them an opportunity to play to the Main sewer Stream fake Media…who, you may have noticed in the last “impeachment” fiasco, dutifully reported on every word of the “so called” hearsay testimonials(?) and the theatrics of the gavel pounding politburo “emcee” BUT studiously IGNORED the rigorous cross examinations that totally shredded their credibility…hence the MSM, as they have been wont to do for the last forty odd years, presented half of the story…half a truth IS a whole lie !!!

  11. Like!! I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.

  12. Haha! Sounds like the hissy fits and crying are all demonrats. Fyi, they fired him for not doing his job! Good riddance.

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