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Attorney General Barr tells Manhattan U.S. Attorney Berman he is fired amid power struggle

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Attorney General William Barr told the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Geoffrey Berman, that he is fired in a letter Saturday amid a power struggle over who will fill one of the most powerful federal law enforcement positions in the nation, one which has launched multiple investigations into associates of President Donald Trump.  

The Trump administration has moved to nominate Securities and Exchange Commissioner Jay Clayton to the position of U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Attorney General Barr said in a press release Friday night that Berman was stepping down from the position.  

Berman, however, said he had no intention to resign his post until until the…



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