Trump fired US lawyer for investigating his peers



President Donald Trump fired US attorney Jeffrey Burman for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, leading the investigation into the president's inner circle. Burman refused to step down on Friday as U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr tried to sack him.


Barr, who has long been accused of protecting Trump's allies, announced Burman's resignation in a press release late Friday to draw less attention to the case. He named the incumbent chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clotten as a prosecutor because of Trump's choice for Burman's successor.

But within hours, Burman objected that he had not resigned, saying he had heard from the Bar's press release.

"I have not resigned. I have no intention of resigning," Burman said in a statement. "I will step down when the nominee is confirmed by the Senate for the presidential nomination. Until then, our investigation will continue without delay or disruption."

On Saturday, however, Brar said in a letter that the president had dismissed him: "I have asked the president to remove you today, because you have no intention of resigning, and they have done that," Barr. According to the Washington Post, Burman's deputy, Audrey Strauss, will remain in Manhattan until the Senate confirms his replacement. Act as a lawyer.

Donor of Trump's campaign and former aide of Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Burman examines Giuliani's efforts to obtain information about Trump's political opponents in Ukraine to find out whether he violated laws to lobby foreign firms. He was convicted of Giuliani's two business associates, and successfully prosecuted Michael Cohen, a former Trump lawyer, who blamed Congress for Trump's plans to build a skyscraper in Moscow.

Burman is not the first official to oust the Trump administration in recent months. State Department Inspector General Steve Trump is also accused of investigating Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who played a central role in exposing the whistleblower complaint at the Center for Investigation of Democrats.

Burman was named US Attorney for Manhattan by then-US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in 2018 after Trump sacked his predecessor, Preet Bharara, who refused to resign. By law, a caretaker officer must serve a maximum of 120 days, 

when the Senate confirms the permanent appointment of the President.

But Trump, who said he prefers acting officers because he has more flexibility to change, has not nominated anyone else to replace Burman. Therefore, a federal court in Manhattan asked for the rarely exercised authority to permanently appoint Burman in April 2018, until the Senate can confirm another appointment. Permission to proceed.

How Bill Barr Politicized the Justice Department
The Justice Department has historically operated independently of the executive branch, but under Trump, it seemed to have changed the paradigm.

Sessions, who has been actively campaigning for Trump in 2016, distanced himself from investigating Russian interference in the presidential election to maintain his impartiality - a decision Trump has publicly dismissed. By contrast, Barr repeatedly intervened in legal matters involving Trump, denouncing political persuasion.

In February, Barr's DOJ recommended a more delicate, unspecified imprisonment for Trump's political adviser and friend Roger Stone, who refused to be punished following a prosecution petition on Twitter after the president sentenced him to seven to nine years. The move prompted the resignation of many prosecutors working on the Stone case, which led to his high profile conviction for blocking the House Intelligence Committee investigation into Russian interference and other related crimes in the 2016 election.

In May, just weeks after Trump resigned over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's 2017 appointment, Vice President Mike Pence misrepresented his conversation with the Ambassador when it was reported that he was in Russia. . Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. Trump publicly praised Barr's decision, saying he was sorry for Flynn.

Earlier this month, Trump asked former national security adviser John Bolton to block the publication of a memo, stating that Trump placed a condition on the release of security assistance to Ukraine: that the country would continue its public investigation for former vice-president Joe Biden. Democratic candidate for president and ump. If true, the Bolton account confirms the Democrats' reason for failing to remove Trump. A federal judge on Saturday denied the DOJ's request to block publication. Allows our employees to continue to provide free articles, videos, and podcasts in the quality and quantity they need at the moment.

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