Attorney General William Barr said Saturday that at his request, President Donald Trump had fired Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.

Shortly afterwards, Berman, who had defied Barr’s earlier demand for his resignation, announced that he would not resist the order and would step down, leaving the high-profile prosecutor’s office in the hands of his deputy, Audrey Strauss.

Trump himself, when asked about Berman’s firing Saturday afternoon by reporters at the White House, said he was “not involved” in the situation and that the decision was “up to the attorney general.”

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