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Geoffrey S. Berman
An Online Publication of The Anonymous Anything Society - April 24, 2019


MEET GEOFFREY BERMAN, Feared Federal Prosecutor.

   

  Please be prepared to take notes. It gets complicated.

  This essay is a heads-up about a name with which you may wish to become acquainted, if you are not already.

   Geoffrey S. Berman. United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDONY) encompasses the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx in New York City along with Dutchess, Orange, Putnam. Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester Counties in the State of New York.

  In January of 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed Berman to be interim USDA for SDONY for a statutory period of 120 days. Since then, a panel of Federal Judges in SDONY courts affirmed Berman's position.

   Mr. Berman supervises an office of 220 Assistant U.S. District Attorneys who investigate and often prosecute a variety of federal crimes. These people are not hindered by the narrow confines of the Mueller mandate. They've an enviable batting average when it comes to convictions. They are deadly, when disposed to be so.

   It is known that the Mueller probe referred a number of possible federal crimes to Berman's office.

   He has an interesting resume. He was Assistant District Attorney for SDONY from 1990 to 1994. He then was a partner in the private Law Firm of Greenberg Traung, and therefore a law partner of Rudolph Guliani's, former US District Attorney for SDONY, former Mayor of New York City and now personal lawyer for Donald Trump. Therefore, the relationship of Trump and Berman is fraught with possibilities.

   Which brings us to Preet Bhahara, another former USDA for SDONY, who promises to give the prez more nightmares. Trump asked Bhahara to resign and Bhahara refused. The President locked Bhahara out of his office. This promises more bad kharma for Number Forty Five. Bhahara is now seen on TV more often than "The Maid and Jamie" are for an Insurance company. He also has a book out: "A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law." I must read it.

   Now comes White House Counsel Don McGahn. It is said that Trump attempted to get him to fire Robert Mueller. Trump says this is not true.

  This week, prosecutors under Berman issued a subpoena for a mountain of documents from the White House.

   Interesting.

 

 - Phil Richardson, Storyteller and observer of the human condition.

    "He goes doddering on into his old age, making a public nuisance of himself."óJoseph Menchen

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