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"I have not resigned", US Attorney Geoffrey Berman not stepping down
Portrait of Geoffrey S. Berman
Portrait of Geoffrey S. Berman Credit: US Department of Justice / Public domain

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman issued a press release shortly after William Barr announced Berman's resignation. "I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United States Attorney. I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position".

Berman has been in the office since 2018 and has investigated several of Donald Trump's associates. His office is investigating Rudy Giuliani and has prosecuted Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney.

"I will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate. Until then, our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption. I cherish every day that I work with the men and women of this Office to pursue justice without fear or favor – and intend to ensure that this Office’s important cases continue unimpeded," so Berman in his statement.

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Rudy Giuliani tweets Covid-19 misinformation, gets temporarily suspended

Over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani's Twitter account got temporarily suspended after tweeting misinformation regarding Covid-19. The tweet, a quote by conspiracy theorist and conservative activist Charlie Kirk, stated "Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to have a 100% effective rate treating COVID-19 yet Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is threatening doctors who prescribe it. If Trump is for something - Democrats are against it. They're okay with people dying if it means opposing Trump." The drug hydroxychloroquine has been used to prevent and treat malaria but hasn't been proven to be a safe or effective cure for the coronavirus.