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Senate to Open New Investigation into Trump

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is opening another investigation into former President Donald Trump’s behavior while in office. The latest investigation stems from allegations posed by a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York that Trump’s Justice Department attempted to influence the Manhattan attorney’s office to prosecute his critics and protect his allies.

Geoffrey Berman’s allegations against Trump are recounted in his upcoming book, which Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin cited in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for the investigation. Berman served for two years under Trump and had previously volunteered on his 2016 campaign and White House transition team.

The Hill reports:

“These reported claims indicate astonishing and unacceptable deviations from the Department’s mission to pursue impartial justice, which requires that its prosecutorial decisions be free from political influence,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Berman alleges Trump appointees pressured the Manhattan office to go after Trump’s critics and to shield Trump and his allies but that he resisted those efforts.

Durbin noted that Berman “contends that Department officials pressured his office to remove references to President Trump from the charging document for Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer, as well as later attempts by Attorney General Barr himself to reverse Mr. Cohen’s conviction and stop related investigations entirely.” 

The allegations “compound the already serious concerns” about Barr’s 2020 efforts “to replace Mr. Berman with a Trump loyalist,” Durbin wrote. 

Durbin, in the letter to Garland, requested a number of documents and communications between the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

8 COMMENTS

  1. The greatest accomplishments of the Democrats is the number of witch hunt investigations which have proved nothing. Their turn is coming after midterms.

  2. The democrap party is exactly what they accuse everyone else of. They complain that someone is doing X, and you can bet that they are/were doing X.

    I can’t even believe the depth of hypocrisy involved with those donkeys (jackasses).

  3. How hypocritical, but not unusual, of them when all Biden has done is weaponize almost every government agency against his former, and more importantly, probable future political opponent. Aren’t there laws against this?

  4. How hypocritical, but not unusual, of them when all Biden has done is weaponize almost every government agency against his former, and more importantly, probable future political opponent. Aren’t there laws against this? I have NOT already posted this!!

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