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US Attorney Investigating Trump’s Lawyer Replaced in Surprise Move


In a surprise move, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday that it was replacing Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan whose office has been investigating Rudolph W. Giuliani, the personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump.Attorney General William Barr said in a news release late on Friday evening that Trump intends to nominate Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton to replace Berman as head of the Southern District of New York.The reason for Berman’s departure could not be immediately determined.”I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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