Top Manhattan prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr

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The top prosecutor in Manhattan it was looking into allies of president trump and fired but refused to go finally agrees to leave the weekend standoff began with the justice department saying Geoffrey Berman was resigning but the U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York contradicted that saying I have no intention of resigning and that ongoing investigations including into trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani continues then Saturday he shows up at his office a job later Attorney General William Barr said Berman a letter that trump had fired him at his request something from nine I'm not involved by Saturday evening it was over Berman said he'd leave but he got what he wanted his number two would take over on an interim basis and his trump investigations would continue Julie Walker New York

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