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This is going to make him even angrier

This is going to make him even angrier

by digby



In fact, he might just have to hold his breath until he turns blue:

ABC News has learned that Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is recused from the Michael Cohen investigation.

Two sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News Berman was not involved in the decision to raid Cohen's office because of the recusal.

The recusal was approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The raid of Cohen's handled by others in the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and approved by a federal judge.

Berman is a Trump appointee with ties to Rudy Giuliani who donated money to the 2016 Trump campaign.


And speaking of Rudy, Trump may just regret not giving him a plum role in the administration:
Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a friend of Trump, called the Cohen raids “a little heavy-handed.”

“Is this surprising? Yes,” said Giuliani, also a former U.S. attorney. “Is it extraordinary? No. This is the way prosecutors get information — sometimes to convict and prosecute, sometimes to exculpate.”


Actually it's always to prosecute. They wouldn't bother to do all this for the purpose of clearing Cohen's name and they can't get a warrant unless there's probably cause to believe a crime has been committed. But whatever. Giuliani saying this is business as usual is not on the talking points. Trumpie won't like that either.