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FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Geoffrey S. Berman, then-U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks to reporters as he arrives to his office in New York. The ousted former U.S. attorney for Manhattan will sit down with the House Judiciary Committee next week for a closed-door interview as the panel investigates politicization in the Justice Department (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

House judiciary panel to interview ousted NY prosecutor

Jul. 2, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ousted former U.S. attorney for Manhattan will sit down with the House Judiciary Committee next week for a closed-door interview as the panel investigates politicization in the Justice Department. Geoffrey Berman, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who led...

Survey finds confusion among public about pandemic news

Jun. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For a story that has dominated the news during the past four months, a survey out Monday illustrates the difficulty that many Americans have in finding information they can believe about the coronavirus pandemic. Three in 10 Americans say they trust President Donald Trump and his...

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton testifies before a House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Financial Services Capital Markets and Emergency Lending in the COVID-19 Era on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)

Pick for top NY prosecutor won't withdraw from Trump matters

Jun. 25, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to be the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan won't say whether he would withdraw from overseeing matters related to Trump in his current job, as Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, or if confirmed as U.S. attorney. Jay Clayton repeatedly...

Attorney General William Barr listens during a roundtable with President Donald Trump about America's seniors, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Barr to testify as Democrats examine DOJ politicization

Jun. 24, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time next month, the Justice Department said Wednesday, as two of his employees testified that he has politicized the department and allowed special treatment for Roger Stone, a friend of...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2019, file photo Roger Stone leaves federal court in Washington. A federal prosecutor is prepared to tell Congress on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, that Stone, a close ally of President Donald Trump, was given special treatment ahead of his sentencing because of his relationship with the president.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Prosecutor: Trump ally Roger Stone was 'treated differently'

Jun. 23, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor is prepared to tell Congress on Wednesday that Roger Stone, a close ally of President Donald Trump, was given special treatment ahead of his sentencing because of his relationship with the president. Aaron Zelinsky, a career Justice Department prosecutor who was part...

Geoffrey S. Berman, United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, arrives to his office in New York on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The Justice Department moved abruptly Friday night to oust Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan overseeing key prosecutions of President Donald Trump’s allies and an investigation of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. But Berman said he was refusing to leave his post and his ongoing investigations would continue. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Fired US attorney refused to sign letter critical of NYC

Jun. 22, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before Geoffrey S. Berman was axed from his job as head of the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan, he refused to sign onto a letter crafted by senior officials in Washington lambasting New York's mayor for putting COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. Berman's refusal...

A photo, date not known, provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York shows Audrey Strauss. Strauss, a federal prosecutor who held a key role in the case against President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, worked Monday, June 22, to restore calm to the Manhattan prosecutor’s office, following the abrupt ouster of her predecessor. Strauss, the newly appointed acting U.S. attorney, sent an email to the staff Saturday night within hours of the announcement by U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman that he would leave his position and would be replaced by her. (U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York via AP)

Federal prosecutor who led Cohen probe now atop NY office

Jun. 22, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor who held a key role in the case against President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney worked Monday to restore calm to the Manhattan prosecutor’s office, following the abrupt ouster of her predecessor. Audrey Strauss, the newly appointed acting U.S....

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, left, listens as Carlette Brooks, owner of Carlette's Hideaway, a soul food restaurant, talks during a meeting with small business owners, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Yeadon, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden campaign commits to 3 general election debates

Jun. 22, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s campaign said Monday that the presumptive Democratic nominee would commit to participating in three debates, and slammed a push by President Trump’s advisers for an additional debate as an “effort to change the subject.” “Our position is...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo then Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla., talks during a freedom for Cuba march in Miami. Venezuela's socialist government tried to recruit former Congressman Pete Sessions to broker a meeting with the CEO of Exxon Mobil at the same time it was secretly paying a close former House colleague $50 million to keep U.S. sanctions at bay, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Sources: Venezuela wooed Texas Republican to ease sanctions

Jun. 22, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government tried to recruit then-Congressman Pete Sessions to broker a meeting with the CEO of Exxon Mobil at the same time it was secretly paying a close former House colleague $50 million to keep U.S. sanctions at bay, The Associated Press has learned. An official at...

FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara arrives before former FBI director James Comey testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bharara had a snickering response to news that his successor as top federal prosecutor was “stepping down” from the job. “Doesn't sound like ‘stepping down,’” Bharara tweeted soon after the announcement was made Friday, June 19, 2020, that Geoffrey S. Berman was out.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Under Trump, 'You're fired!' even greets federal prosecutors

Jun. 21, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara had a snickering response to news that his successor as top federal prosecutor was “stepping down” from the job. “Doesn't sound like ‘stepping down,’” Bharara tweeted soon after the announcement was made...