Rep. Jerrold Nadler suggested this week that Bill Barr’s recommended termination of New York U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, it was “bribery.”
“We don’t know yet is if the attorney general’s conduct is criminal, but that kind of quid pro quo is awfully close to bribery,” Nadler said.”
But that kind of inflammatory rhetoric didn’t go over well with Rep. Jim Jordan.
“First of all, Mr. Nadler’s statement is ridiculous,” Jordan said during an appearance on Fox News.
When we deposed Mr. Berman he said very clearly, we asked him about his meeting with Bill Barr on June 19 in New York, we said did you talk about any cases? No. Did you talk about any suspects? No. Did you talk about any witnesses to any cases? No. Did you talk about the president? No. There was nothing there. The attorney general and the president of the United States are entitled to have the people they want as U.S. Attorneys across the country, that’s all this was.
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