Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman announced he will step down, ending a standoff over his removal with Attorney General William Barr.
After initially refusing to leave his post when Barr suddenly announced Berman’s resignation late Friday night, Berman said he will step down immediately. The announcement capped off a contentious 24-hour period in which Berman said he was not resigning, sparking a new crisis within the Justice Department.
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