A special prosecutor who once stood up to Trump

I have already dedicated a billet at Holding the Line, the book by Geoffrey Berman, former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, on the pressures he was subjected to make decisions likely to help Donald Trump. In one instance, Berman recounts refusing to bring criminal charges against former Secretary of State John Kerry for violating the Logan Act by speaking privately to Iranian officials as the Republican president prepared to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Vienna Iran nuclear deal.

Dissatisfied with this refusal, the attorney general of the United States at the time, William Barr, had decided to reassign the file to the United States attorney in Maryland, Robert Hur, who owed his post to Donald Trump. However, Hur came to the same conclusion as his colleague from New York: there was no reason to indict Kerry.

Fans of Robert Hur recall this story to illustrate his integrity. If he was able to stand up to Trump, he will also be able to be impartial in his new mission, that of special prosecutor appointed by Merrick Garland to investigate the management of confidential documents discovered in an office used by Joe Biden from 2017 to 2019 as well as in the garage of his primary residence in Delaware.

Certainly, no Democrat, unless I am mistaken, has yet questioned his professionalism. By contrast, many Republicans did, finding him untrustworthy because of his past relationships with current FBI director Christopher Wray and Rod Rosenstein, responsible for appointing Robert Mueller as special prosecutor in charge of the investigation. Russian. As a former collaborator of Rosenstein, Hur served as the point of contact between the Department of Justice and Mueller’s team.

Thus, according to Kash Patel, Donald Trump’s right-hand man, Hur “is a first-rate swamp monster”. “He is a government gangster. He is now responsible for the continued cover-up of the crime scene,” he added.

Obviously, these people will not hesitate to change their minds if Hur ever discovers facts that harm Biden.

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Categories: United States, Justice, PoliticsLabels: Donald Trump, Geoffrey Berman, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Kash Patel, William Barr

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