AG Barr bribed, threatened, and lied his way to ousting New York’s top prosecutor, testimony reveals
During a 45-minute in-person meeting on June 19, Berman said Barr urged him to take a job heading up the Justice Department’s Civil Division, but Berman told Barr he “loved” his job at SDNY and wasn’t interested in overseeing the department’s Civil Division.
“The Attorney General pressed me to take the Civil Division position, saying that the role would be a good resume builder,” writes Berman. Barr noted that Berman could kick back, collect contacts, and just “sit there for five months and see who won the election” before deciding what to do next. Daily Kos reports.