Epstein Victims’ Atty: Berman Was Fired For Refusing To Drop Prince Andrew Probe
An attorney for Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims has claimed that Geoffrey Berman, the former US attorney for the Southern District of New York who was investigating the Epstein case, was “fired because he would not drop his demands to speak with Prince Andrew,” reported Daily Mail.
- Berman “had accused the Duke of York of repeatedly refusing requests to be interviewed to aid his investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's co-conspirators,” and then “Attorney General William Barr removed him from his post at the weekend.”
- The lawyer for Epstein’s victims, Spencer Kuvin, “speculates that President Donald Trump or his staff could have told Mr Bermen (sic) to stop investigating Prince Andrew - and fired him when he refused.”
- Kuvin noted that “Berman's removal was a big step backwards for his cause of getting justice for victims.”
He said: 'We know that the investigation and requests for repeated interviews with Prince Andrew ramped up in just the past month. And now all of a sudden the one man that's been pushing for those requests has been fired for no reason.
- Kuvin added that Trump had a “close” relationship with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and “there have been previous incidents of the president making requests to 'back off' international prosecutions.”
Berman had said that he had “no intention of resigning” or halting his investigation and that he would “step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate." Barr subsequently said he had asked Trump to remove Berman immediately, and the president obliged.
The Daily Mail noted that “Berman, a Republican who contributed to the president´s election campaign, worked for the same law firm as the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and was put in his job by the Trump administration.”