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NY Prosecutor Quits After Standoff With Attorney General

  • Trump says any action on New York attorney is up to Barr
  • Administration tapped SEC chair to take Berman’s place
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Geoffrey S. Berman, the chief federal prosecutor in New York, resigned after a remarkable standoff with Attorney General William Barr and contradictory comments from President Donald Trump.

Berman, who signaled he’d fight to keep his position to protect sensitive investigations being run by his office in Manhattan, said on Saturday evening that he would step down after Barr switched course on who would take over for him on an interim basis.