Skip to comments.Barr to Berman: You Won’t Resign? Fine. You’re Fired.
Posted on 06/20/2020 1:48:48 PM PDT by EyesOfTX
Boom, again. This afternoon, AG William Barr sent a scalding letter to SDNY U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, notifying him that, since he refused to gracefully resign when given a chance, he is fired. Heres the letter:
In case you cant see the photo properly, here is the text:
" " I was surprised and quite disappointed by the press statement you released last night. As we discussed, I wanted the opportunity to choose a distinguished New York lawyer, Jay Clayton, to nominate as United States Attorney and was hoping for your cooperation to facilitate a smooth transition. When the Department of Justice advised the public of the Presidents intent to nominate your successor, I had understood that we were in ongoing discussions concerning the possibility of your remaining in the Department or Administration in one of the other senior positions we discussed, including Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division and Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. While we advised the public that you would leave the U.S. Attorneys office in two weeks, I still hoped that your departure could be amicable.
Unfortunately, with your statement of last night, you have chosen public spectacle over public service. 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. By operation of law, the Deputy United States Attorney, Audrey Strauss, will become the Acting United States Attorney, and I anticipate that she will serve in that capacity until a permanent successor is in place. See 28 U.S.C. 541(c).
To the extent that your statement reflects a misunderstanding concerning how you may be displaced, it is well-established that a court-appointed U.S. Attorney is subject to removal by the President. See United States v. Solomon, 216 F. Supp. 835, 843 (S.D.N.Y. 1963) (recognizing that the President may, at any time, remove the judicially appointed United States Attorney); see also United States v. Hilario, 218 F.3d 19, 27 (1st Cir. 2000) (same). Indeed, the courts appointment power has been upheld only because the Executive retains the authority to supervise and remove the officer.
Your statement also wrongly implies that your continued tenure in the office is necessary to ensure that cases now pending in the Southern District of New York are handled appropriately. This is obviously false. I fully expect that the office will continue to handle all cases in the normal course and pursuant to the Departments applicable standards, policies, and guidance. 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 Justices Inspector General, whom I am authorizing to review any such claim. The Inspector Generals monitoring of the situation will provide additional confidence that all cases will continue to be decided on the law and the facts.
Barr says that he asked the President to remove Berman for cause. The corrupt news media is of course spinning the story in reverse, claiming the President forced Barr to take the action. Because thats what our corrupt news media does.
What we see here is William Barr continuing his ongoing efforts to clean the deep state skunks and snakes out of the DOJ. Its a big and difficult job that requires a big and difficult man. As Berman is finding out the hard way, Barr fits both descriptions.
Cant wait for the next shoe to drop in this one.
That is all.
Emptying the swamp.
DRAIN THE SWAMP.
One tiny move to do so.
WE NEED MANY MORE LIKE THIS! MANY!!!
Barry found a pair!
Game Set and Match.
Anyone care for a game of tennis?
There has to be much more to this story than what is being said publicly. The Left has made an enormous effort to control county prosecutors ans state Attorney Generals. They have had quite a bit of success in Democrat controlled areas. Suspect they are making enormous efforts to compromise and control US attorneys who are in a position to prosecute their thug operatives and conspiracies. Wonder if Berman has been compromised and has been cooperating with Soros leftists.
Berman’s pi$$ing Barr off, and Barr’s mention of IG Horowitz, makes me wonder if some of Berman’s cases might be reviewed, perhaps by another U.S. Attorney, to ascertain if there has been any malfeasance in Berman’s investigations. I think Barr already knows that Berman has overstepped the line.
Can Barr get around Lindsay Graham by transferring an AG from another district over to this spot?
Unfortunately in this case the swamp critter was stocked by Trump and Sessions.
Sure, unless this gets before the Supreme court where that f***ing jerk John Roberts will see to it that Trump has no presidential powers at all.
Geoffrey Berman, what a POS.
compromised along with Roberts etc
I believe Preet Bharara held that post prior to Berman. Berman is supposed to be a Republican, but then again, so is Mitt Romney, which doesn't mean anything these days. Bharara refused to resign, and got fired too. Something is definitely dirty in the SDNY. It needs a good flushing.
Soon the trolls wont be guarding the SDNY bridge to justice any more.
Gotta wonder what will start crossing that bridge into the light of day.
Im gonna need more popcorn ...
Someone got taken to the woodshed.
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