Recused

Ah, that US Attorney for NY who recused himself is the one Trump weirdly interviewed last fall; I’d forgotten about that.

ABC News reported Tuesday that Geoffrey Berman, the interim US attorney for the Southern District of New York, recused himself from the investigation into Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Two sources told ABC News that Berman was not involved in the decision to raid Cohen’s office and residences on Monday because of that recusal, which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein approved.

Other attorneys in the Southern District handled the FBI raid, which a federal judge approved, ABC News said.

It’s unlikely that Trump had such a situation in mind when he made the eyebrow-raising move to interview Berman personally for the job, Politico reported in October.

Eyebrow-raising because 1. presidents don’t do that, and 2. Southern District of New York is where Trump does his corrupt business.

The report said Trump interviewed candidates for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York, as well as for Washington, DC — three locales that could prove instrumental in any investigation involving the president.

Politico reported that Trump had not personally interviewed candidates for any other jurisdiction.

Not that there’s anything at all suspicious about that.

Berman, meanwhile, worked at the same law firm as Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who’s a close ally of Trump’s, and donated to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Also he’s Trump’s half-brother.

Just kidding, but he might as well be.

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