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US Attorney Who Oversaw Cases Of Trump Allies Steps Down

  • June 20, 2020

Bolton’s tell-all, excerpts of which were posted by the news media this week, included details on how Trump sought to cut a deal to halt SDNY’s investigation into whether Halkbank violated U.S. sanctions against Iran in order to free an American pastor imprisoned in Turkey. Six weeks after the pastor’s release, Bolton writes that on a call with Erdoğan, “Trump then told Erdoğan he would take care of things, explaining that the Southern District prosecutors were not his people, but were Obama people, a problem that would be fixed when they were replaced by his people.” The episode occurred months after Berman assumed the role of U.S. attorney.

Article source: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/geoffrey-berman-oversaw-trump-allies-steps-down_n_5eed7723c5b61735147d79d6

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