Geoffrey Berman is leaving office immediately after standoff with Trump administration

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A standoff is over between the trump administration and Geoffrey Berman the US attorney for the Southern District of New York sources tell ABC news president trump has been privately pushing for Berman's removal for months and Attorney General William Barr told him to resign even offering Berman other positions in the justice department but he refused well only the president has the authority to fire a U. S. attorney president trump tried to separate himself from the move I'm not involved tonight bar writing Berman a letter saying he was surprised and quite disappointed by Berman statement accusing him of choosing public spectacle over public service A. B. C.'s Trevor all

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