president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, has sacked the state prosecutor Geoffrey Berman.
The state attorney general William Barr on Saturday. The firing happened on the Barrs request.
The prosecutor general's office has played a central role in the prosecutor's examination of Trumps former lawyer Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to a term of imprisonment.
Berman has also examined Trumps close adviser of Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani is believed to have worked to get Ukraine to start an investigation against former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
on Friday night rejected Berman himself, that he would resign.
He first heard about the possible dismissal via a press release from William Barr.
I step back, when the president has nominated a candidate, which will be approved by the Senate. Until then continue our investigation without interruption, said Berman on Friday.
the Attempt to fire a state prosecutor investigating people close to the president, face criticism from the Democrats. Several democratic politicians fear that there is political interference in the judicial work.
Chuck Schumer, the democratic leader in the Senate, expresses its concern over the matter.
- This dismissal of a late Friday night stinks of potential corruption of the legal processes, he said on Friday.
Vicestatsanklager Audrey Strauss is tentatively appointed to take over Geoffrey Berman's job.