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Barr Ousts Manhattan US Attorney, Taps SEC Chair For Role


Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoff Berman was suddenly replaced on Friday night, Attorney General Bill Barr said in a statement.

Berman’s ouster was unexpected. Barr said that President Trump intends to nominate Securities and Exchange Commission chief Jay Clayton to replace him.
“I appreciate [Berman’s] service to the Department of Justice and our nation, and I wish him well in the future,” Barr said in the statement, released late Friday evening.
Berman had led the office through investigations into close associates of Trump’s, including Rudy Giuliani and the President’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
He also brought charges …read more

Source:: TPM

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