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new york (14), geoffrey berman (14), for the southern district of new (13), attorney general william barr (13), the justice department (12)

Trump Threatens To Kill John Bolton After Losing In Court

Trump responded to losing his attempt to block the publication of John Bolton's book by threatening the life of his former adviser.

‘Your Legacy Is Death’: Steve Schmidt Instantly Makes Trump Regret Mentioning Him On Twitter

Donald Trump called out former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt in a tweet on Saturday, and Schmidt immediately made him regret it.

Dems Call On U.S. Attorney To Testify After Barr Tries To Fire Him In The Middle Of Trump Probes

The American people deserve to know why Bill Barr sought to replace this specific U.S. attorney five months before a critical presidential election.

Trump Suffers Another Humiliating Loss As Judge Denies Attempt To Block John Bolton’s Book

A federal judge refuses to stop the release of John Bolton's book, another humiliating loss in Donald Trump's war on books.

Trump fires the US attorney investigating his allies

Attorney General William Barr tried to fire Geoffrey Berman on Friday, but he refused to step down. So the president stepped in.

Legal experts on Barr misstating Manhattan US attorney resigning

U.S. Attorney General William Barr misstated that Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman was resigning, resulting in Berman immediately responding that he is not resigning. Why did this occur? Joy Reid and her panel of legal experts discuss.

Who Can Fire a Court-Appointed U.S. Attorney? An Abrupt Legal Fight, Explained

The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan had refused to let the attorney general fire him, but acquiesced after William P. Barr invoked the president.

Judge Rejects Trump Request for Order Blocking Bolton’s Memoir

But the judge also sharply criticized the former national security adviser, suggesting his $2 million book advance may be in jeopardy.

Powerful US attorney who investigated Trump associates refuses to step down after Barr tries to push him out

In a fast-escalating crisis Friday night, Attorney General William Barr tried to oust Geoffrey Berman, the powerful US attorney for the Southern District of New York who has investigated a number of associates of President Donald Trump, but Berman defied him by refusing to step down.

Why it will be a tough climb to confirm anyone new to Berman's post before the November elections

Attorney General Bill Barr's effort to push out one of the most powerful prosecutors in the country ran into headwinds Saturday, with Republicans signaling little appetite to fight to confirm a new US attorney amid Democratic accusations that the move was an effort to shield President Donald Trump's associates from federal investigation.

Geoffrey Berman to CNN: I'm just here to do my job - CNN Video

US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman speaks to CNN after the Department of Justice announced he would be stepping down.

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Barr says Trump fired Manhattan US Attorney Berman

President Trump has officially fired a U.S. attorney in Manhattan who led multiple investigations involving his associates, according to Attorney General William Barr. 

Sunday shows preview: Bolton delivers bombshell while US tackles COVID-19, police brutality

The release of former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s memoir and police reform legislation moving through Congress is expected to dominate the Sunday show circuit this weekend.

Political commentator Katie Hopkins banned from Twitter after week of controversial posts

Political commentator Katie Hopkins has been permanently suspended from Twitter for posts the company deemed "hateful."

Donald Trump Declares Victory as Judge Denies Request to Block Bolton Book

President Trump declared victory over John Bolton, his former national security adviser, despite a judge denying a request to block Bolton's book.

Federal Judge Denies Trump Admin Attempt to Block Release of Bolton's Book, Says Bolton 'Exposed to Criminal Liability, Stands to Lose Profits'

John Bolton US District Judge Royce Lamberth on Saturday morning denied the Trump Administration’s effort to block the release of Bolton’s book titled, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.” The White House sought an injunction to block the release of the book saying the book is filled with classified information. An excerpt…

Trump Fires U.S. Attorney in New York Who Investigated His Inner Circle

The president’s move heightened criticism that he was purging his administration of officials whose independence could be a threat to his re-election.

Attempt to fire powerful NY prosecutor appears to be latest move to protect Trump

The Trump administration's attempt to oust one of America's most powerful prosecutors raises fresh and glaring suspicions about its assault on the independence of the justice system and its respect for the rule of law that underpins constitutional governance.

AG Barr says Trump has fired SDNY federal prosecutor who refused to leave; president says he's 'not involved'

Attorney General William Barr informed the District Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Saturday that President Trump has removed him from his post, a day after the federal prosecutor refused to step down.

President Trump Fires SDNY US Attorney Berman After Refusal to Resign

President Trump fired Geoffrey Berman Saturday after the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York refused a request by Attorney General William Barr to resign Friday night. Barr had offered Berman higher positions within the Justice Department but Berman declined and instead went public claiming he could not be removed from office until…

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