Geoffrey Berman is leaving office immediately after standoff with Trump administration

Geoffrey Berman is leaving office immediately after standoff with Trump administration
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(CNN)Geoffrey Berman, the powerful prosecutor atop the Manhattan US Attorney’s office who has pursued President Donald

Trump and his allies, said he would exit his post Saturday, ending a standoff after Trump and Attorney General William Barr fired him.

Berman’s departure came a day after he refused Barr’s request that he resign. In a curt letter to Berman on Saturday, Barr told him Trump had agreed to remove him and conceded that Berman’s deputy would succeed him.
“Unfortunately, with your statement of last night, you have chosen public spectacle over public service,” Barr wrote in his letter to Berman. “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.”
He provided no justification for pushing out Berman.
Source: CNN

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