Thursday, July 2, 2020

TRUMP Had To Fire SDNY Attorney Geoffrey Berman In Order To Arrest Ghislaine Maxwell For Sex Trafficking And Perjury.

In order to arrest Ghislaine Maxwell for sex trafficking and perjury - Trump had to remove  U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York  Geoffrey Berman

19 JUNE 2020

Attorney General William P. Barr on the Nomination of Jay Clayton to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Attorney General William P. Barr has released the following statement:

“I am pleased to announce that President Trump intends to nominate Jay Clayton, currently the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to serve as the next United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. For the past three years, Jay has been an extraordinarily successful SEC Chairman, overseeing efforts to modernize regulation of the capital markets, protect Main Street investors, enhance American competitiveness, and address challenges ranging from cybersecurity issues to the COVID-19 pandemic. His management experience and expertise in financial regulation give him an ideal background to lead the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and he will be a worthy successor to the many historic figures who have held that post. On behalf of the President, I thank Jay for accepting this nomination, and I look forward to working with him soon.

On my recommendation, the President has appointed Craig Carpenito, currently the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, to serve as the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, while the Senate is considering Jay Clayton’s nomination. This appointment will be effective July 3, and Craig will work closely with the outgoing United States Attorney to ensure a smooth transition. I thank Craig for his continued service and for taking on this important interim responsibility.

Finally, I thank Geoffrey Berman, who is stepping down after two-and-a-half years of service as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. With tenacity and savvy, Geoff has done an excellent job leading one of our nation’s most significant U.S. Attorney’s Offices, achieving many successes on consequential civil and criminal matters. I appreciate his service to the Department of Justice and our nation, and I wish him well in the future.” Source


"I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York,"Geoffrey Berman

2 JULY 2020

Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Ghislaine Maxwell - Jeffrey Epstein's 'madam' and friend of Prince Andrew - is arrested in New Hampshire by the FBI on child sex trafficking charges and will appear in court later today

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein and alleged madam who is accused of procuring young girls for him, has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking and perjury.

The FBI said they took her into custody at a 'gorgeous property' in Bradford, a small town in New Hampshire, on Thursday morning after 'keeping tabs' on her for some time. She is due to appear in a federal court in New Hampshire later today.

A grand jury returned a six-count indictment against her which accuses her of enticing underage girls to travel for sex, engaged in illegal sex with them and Epstein, and later lied to investigators when she was being sued by Virginia Giuffre Roberts, one of Epstein's accusers who says she also had sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17. The charges relate to incidents that happened between 1994 and 1997 and involve three unnamed victims, the youngest of whom was 14. The alleged abuse happened at Epstein's homes in New York, Florida and New Mexico and at Maxwell's home in London.

Epstein has been accused of abusing dozens more girls and Maxwell is tangentially associated with the decades of alleged horror because, the accusers say, she was always by his side or making arrangements for him.

Maxwell, the British socialite daughter of the late, disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell whose impressive international network of friends and acquaintances includes the Clintons, has been a ghost since Epstein was arrested last June on charges of sex trafficking.

She is who introduced him to Prince Andrew and set up the 2001 London night out when the royal allegedly had sex with Virginia Giuffre Roberts, then 17.

On Thursday, Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss said the investigation into Epstein's decades of abuse is ongoing and that she'd 'welcome' Prince Andrew 'coming in to provide a statement.' Source

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