By Matt Agorist
Geoffrey Berman, the powerful US attorney for the Southern District of New York has been the lead investigator into the Jeffrey Epstein child sex trafficking case since before the billionaire’s suspicious suicide. However, this friend of President Donald Trump who contributed to his campaign, was surreptitiously removed from his post by Attorney General William Barr — who falsely claimed Berman “resigned.”
Now, the lawyer for several of Epstein’s victims, Spencer Kuvin, is speaking out about the “highly suspect” removal of the top attorney. He is speculating that Trump or one of his staff may have asked Berman to stop investigating Prince Andrew over his ties to the billionaire pedophile and then fired him when he refused.
As the Guardian points out, Berman and the Duke of York have become embroiled in a series of public rows over what the US prosecutor alleges is his refusal to answer questions in their investigation into allegations of sex trafficking and other crimes against Epstein.
This has put a target on Berman’s back by the ones who continue to protect those involved in the elite child trafficking scandal.
In a scathing interview, Kuvin told The Sun Berman’s firing was a massive step backward in the progress they’ve made for obtaining justice for the victims.
“The timing of this is highly suspect for an internal favor having been requested by the President,” Kuvin told The Sun.
“Because we know that the investigation and requests for repeated interviews with Prince Andrew ramped up in just the past month.
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However, there were other motives by the Trump admin for Berman’s removal as well. On top of the Epstein investigation, he was prosecuting some of Trump’s allies which has likely angered the president.
“This is clearly a political takeover of the historically independent Southern District of New York,” Elie Honig, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the district, said in an interview with NPR’s Weekend Edition before Berman’s formal firing.
“When you look at the timing of this — the fact that it was announced late on a Friday night,