– Attorney General William Barr made another move to clear the snakes out of his Justice Department yesterday, and the snake doesn’t want to ssssssslither away.
On Friday afternoon, Barr released a statement announcing that Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the weasel who led several of the cases dummied up by Robert Mueller, was “stepping down,” and nominated currently the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to replace him:
Attorney General William P. Barr has released the following statement:
“I am pleased to announce that President Trump intends to nominate Jay Clayton, currently the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to serve as the next United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. For the past three years, Jay has been an extraordinarily successful SEC Chairman, overseeing efforts to modernize regulation of the capital markets, protect Main Street investors, enhance American competitiveness, and address challenges ranging from cybersecurity issues to the COVID-19 pandemic. His management experience and expertise in financial regulation give him an ideal background to lead the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and he will be a worthy successor to the many historic figures who have held that post. On behalf of the President, I thank Jay for accepting this nomination, and I look forward to working with him soon.
On my recommendation, the President has appointed Craig Carpenito, currently the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, to serve as the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, while the Senate is considering Jay Clayton’s nomination. This appointment will be effective July 3, and Craig will work closely with the outgoing United States Attorney to ensure a smooth transition. I thank Craig for his continued service and for taking on this important interim responsibility.
Finally, I thank Geoffrey Berman, who is stepping down after two-and-a-half years of service as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. With tenacity and savvy, Geoff has done an excellent job leading one of our nation’s most significant U.S. Attorney’s Offices, achieving many successes on consequential civil and criminal matters. I appreciate his service to the Department of Justice and our nation, and I wish him well in the future.”
A couple of hours later, Berman – an ally of the radical Lawfare crowd that is working to destroy the country via the court system – said he was refusing to step down, based on the fact that he was appointed by the judges of the SDNY U.S. district court:
So, now we see Lawfare using the courts to take away the power of the executive, a clear violation of the separation of powers that Barr and President Trump simply must not allow to stand.
The leftists in the Twitter perpetual outrage mob are all squealing that Barr’s move here amounts to a “Friday Night Massacre” and a cover-up of an array of Trump “crimes” that exist in the fantasy bubble they all inhabit. Because of course they are.
Much more likely is that Barr is removing yet another corrupt Democrat plant serving as a Deep State roadblock to the investigation being conducted by John Durham. The jettisoning of Berman comes on the heels of the forced resignations of head FBI lawyer Dana Boente and Justice Department solicitor general Noel Francisco, both Obama-era embeds who could not be trusted by Durham and Barr. Berman’s forced departure also comes after Barr has had several specially-appointed U.S. attorneys spending the last several months conducting a detailed review of his efforts on behalf of the Mueller team and its attempted coup d’etat on President Trump.
Berman obviously plans to fight his firing on behalf of this Lawfare allies. Barr should accommodate him by starting the fight with U.S. Marshals showing up at his office door Monday morning and escorting him from the premises.