Trump dismisses New York's chief federal prosecutor

Trump dismisses New York's chief federal prosecutor

US Attorney William Barr has announced that President Donald Trump dismissed New York's chief federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman, overseeing the trial of several Trump aides after he refused to voluntarily step down. 

Barr said in a letter to Berman, who served as head of the Public Prosecution Department in the Southern District of New York, that he was "surprised and disappointed" because of Berman's public statement issued late Friday in which he refused to submit his resignation, considering that Berman is taking his step "on public service." To a play. " 

He added: "I asked the president to remove you from today, and he did." 

Bar indicated that Berman's deputy Audrey Strauss would temporarily replace him until "a permanent alternative to him is installed." 

Barr had unexpectedly announced Friday night that Berman would step down to take over as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton. 

However, Berman issued a statement denying that he intends to step down and said that he will not resign until the Senate appoints a person to succeed him, confirming that his office will continue his investigations. 

For his part, John Bolton, former National Security Adviser to Trump, said in his new book that worries the White House, that Trump once promised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he would expel prosecutors in the Berman office who were investigating the "Turkish Bank" and "Bank Khalq" on charges Circumvent the US sanctions imposed on Iran.
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