Democrats demand investigation over firing of powerful New York federal prosecutor

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The Senate's top Democrat wants answers about the firing of the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan over the weekend Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer the senior senator from New York is asking the justice department's inspector general and office of professional responsibility to look into the firing of U. S. attorney Geoffrey Berman Berman was removed from his post in the Southern District of New York over the weekend Schumer says he wants to know why president trump and Attorney General bill Barr made the decision arguing the late Friday dismissal reeks of potential corruption Berman initially said he would not leave until a replacement was confirmed by the Senate but later said he would leave office after his deputy was named acting U. S. attorney

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