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#326752 - 06/20/20 09:58 AM SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down
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Bill Barr announced that Geoffrey Berman, a head prosecutor of the SDNY, had resigned. Berman responded that he hadn't, and now the fight is on. Berman was instrumental in getting indictments of key Trump allies, and Trump has wanted him gone for a while. Now, on a late Friday night attempted massacre, Trump and Barr attempted to force him out and replace him with someone who has never been a prosecutor but is a Trump crony.

I have my own theory about this. Berman has had several sealed criminal indictments delivered to the court over the past year. I think Trump wants to quash them because he believes that he is the defendant. I think he is the defendant too. I also believe that this is why Trump is fighting so hard to win the election this year by hook or by crook.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/bill-ba...ral-prosecutor/



Edited by danarhea (06/20/20 10:00 AM)

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#326758 - 06/20/20 04:50 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: danarhea]
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I think you're probably right and I think this is just the first ham fisted attempt to politely ask him to step down before the shooting starts.
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#326760 - 06/20/20 05:02 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: danarhea
Berman has had several sealed criminal indictments delivered to the court over the past year. I think Trump wants to quash them because he believes that he is the defendant. I think he is the defendant too. I also believe that this is why Trump is fighting so hard to win the election this year by hook or by crook.


Originally Posted By: Greger
I think you're probably right and I think this is just the first ham fisted attempt to politely ask him to step down before the shooting starts.

Third in agreement here.

Trump's corruption is beyond the pale. What I don't get is why is Bill Barr in cahoots? As I wrote on another thread: Bill Barr is riding shotgun on Trump's scorched-earth joyride against justice - but why?
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#326771 - 06/20/20 05:43 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: danarhea]
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They were also saying that Berman always carried a bag with him that contained stuff he needs for his job to be safe. I suspect, by now, he has also hidden much away. I would also expect that the Dems will ask him to testify as soon as he leaves the job and, then, leaves all the documentation with the congress.

This is not, I expect, going to end well for the Trump forces?

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#326773 - 06/20/20 05:48 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: danarhea]
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Jerry Nadler has already invited Berman to testify at a hearing in four days on WE 06/24/20. smile
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#326777 - 06/20/20 06:34 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: pdx rick]
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Things just never slow down anymore.

Rick, I dunno what's up with Barr. But I dunno anything about him either. For me he came out of nowhere, a tabula rasa so to speak. I had no opinion of him other than that if Trump appointed him I likely wasn't gonna like him. Boy was I ever right about that.

He'll go down in the history books. A behind the scenes player who finally got to step up to the plate. A bit actor who finally got to play the lead. I bet he never missed an episode of whatever reality show Trump was in.
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#326779 - 06/20/20 06:42 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
Things just never slow down anymore.

Rick, I dunno what's up with Barr. But I dunno anything about him either. For me he came out of nowhere, a tabula rasa so to speak. I had no opinion of him other than that if Trump appointed him I likely wasn't gonna like him. Boy was I ever right about that.

He'll go down in the history books. A behind the scenes player who finally got to step up to the plate. A bit actor who finally got to play the lead. I bet he never missed an episode of whatever reality show Trump was in.

This is Barr's second time at AG. He was the one that got the Iran-Contra peeps off scot-free during the GHWBush-era. Hmm
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#326790 - 06/20/20 08:25 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: danarhea]
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Here's hoping Berman has a bug-out stash. I wonder if he was just waiting for an optimal time, like Comey. This should be fun.

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#326797 - 06/20/20 10:02 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: danarhea]
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Barr sent Berman a letter on Saturday stating that Trump fired Berman. Trump said to the press on the way to catch his flight to Tulsa that he had nothing to do with Berman being fired, saying, “I’m not involved.”

What a sh!t show. coffee
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#326798 - 06/20/20 10:10 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: danarhea]
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Berman is court appointed and under 28 USC §546 his appointment lasts until there is a presidentially appointed and confirmed US Attorney.

So stick that up your fat ass Barr. smile
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#326799 - 06/20/20 10:19 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: danarhea]
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This story is developing faster than a loaf of bread, now Berman has resigned. Hmm
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#326801 - 06/20/20 10:37 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick


This story is developing faster than a loaf of bread, now Berman has resigned. Hmm


He got what he wanted. Audrey Strauss is no yes man (or woman). She will continue the investigations. Barr and Trump accepted her in order to save face, but they have clearly lost.


Edited by danarhea (06/20/20 10:40 PM)

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#326812 - 06/21/20 01:52 AM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: pdx rick]
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Quote:
He was the one that got the Iran-Contra peeps off scot-free during the GHWBush-era
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If I ever heard his name I forgot all about him. He's gonna make sure nobody forgets him this time around.
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#326829 - 06/21/20 04:36 PM Re: SDNY prosecutor refuses to step down [Re: danarhea]
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Its all very odd. Berman was a Trump guy and appointed as such. Now he is a crusader for the wicked Dems and a hero. Just can't count on anything anymore!

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