Barr: Trump Has Removed Top Federal Prosecutor in Manhattan

Attorney General William Barr told the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan that President Donald Trump has removed him from the high-profile job.

  • Published 20 June 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Saturday told the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan that President Donald Trump had removed him from the job, deepening tensions between the country’s chief law enforcement officer and a high-profile U.S. attorney who had been overseeing investigations of Trump’s allies. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman intends to continue to fight his removal. The whirlwind chain of events began Friday night, when Barr announced that Berman, the U.S.… Read at AP News