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Bill Barr Knew Bannon Was Under Investigation When Firing Top NY Prosecutor



Attorney General William Barr admitted during an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he was aware that Steve Bannon was under investigation when he decided to fire U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York.

“Attorney General Bill Barr tells @AP he was first made aware of the Bannon investigation several months ago but has not received regular briefings on the case,” AP Justice Department correspondent Mike Balsamo revealed on Twitter. “He emphasized the president had opposed the work of ‘We Build The Wall’ and Bannon is a former Trump aide.”

Barr had fired Berman back in June after he had refused to resign.

“Because you have declared that you have no intention of resigning, I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so,” Barr wrote in a letter to Berman at the time.

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