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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, PELHAM, NY, SCARSDALE, NY, WHITE PLAINS, NY, and YONKERS, NY — June 22, 2020 — John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor enrages over the differences among the Democratic Candidates vying to succeed Congresswoman Nita Lowey who is retiring from Congressional District 17. NYS Senator David Carlucci, Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Commentator on MSNBC among other news outlets, Mondaire Jones, Esq., progressive values, and openly gay candidate, NYS Assemblyman David Buchwald, among other candidates seeking to win the June 23rd Democratic Primary. Ancillary to this race are the seats that are in contention by those vying for Congressional District 17 are Alex Roitmayr, Kristen Browde, Jeremiah Frie-Pearson vying for NYS Assembly District 93. And we inquire if there is a logical prospect other than a Democrat to launch a credible challenge endorsed by another party?
Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst / Pundit looks back at last week’s tumultuous week.
1) Late Saturday U.S. Attorney General William Barr asserted that President Donald Trump had fired Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who oversees the investigation and prosecution of all criminal cases in the Southern District of New York and the litigation on behalf of the United States of all civil cases filed in the Southern District of New York. Prosecutor Berman has been investigating the likes of Trump’s Attorney Rudolph Giuliani. Berman Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday that President Donald Trump had fired Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan whose office is investigating Trump’s attorney Rudolph Giuliani, among other issues, after Berman publicly refused to step down from his post. Barr said he was “surprised and quite disappointed” by Berman’s statement late on Friday night in which he refused to quit his job, saying Berman had chosen “public spectacle over public service.”
“I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so, Barr said. President Trump advised the matter of firing Berman was strictly that of U.S. Attorney Barr and was not his “department.”
Berman issued a statement advising he had no intention of stepping down until the Senate confirms his successor, and that his office’s investigations would continue. Berman has not been timid about investigating figures in Trump’s orbit.
2) Days before former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book will be published and available as of Tuesday, June 23rd, the nation learns that Bolton alleges that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was being investigated by Berman with respect to the Turkish Bank, Halkbank, for evading U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Bolton asserts that “The president said to Erdogan at one point, ‘Look, those prosecutors in New York are Obama people. Wait till I get my people in and then we’ll take care of this.’” Bolton told “ABC News” in a pre-taped interview set to air on Sunday.
Berman’s office ultimately secured an indictment against the bank, and the case is ongoing.
3) South of the border, allegations by the New York Times that the Organization of American States (OAS) preliminary audit of the Bolivian election could have contributed to former president Evo Morales‘ ouster. The NYT reported this month that the OAS report, which accused Morales of election fraud, may have been flawed. Rationale for his ouster center on Bolivia large lithium deposits which are required in computer technology. The image of the OAS in Latin America is besmirched by past incidences throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean.Congressional Candidate vying to represent NY District 16
“The OAS has long been viewed in Latin America as a tool of the United States’ ” government. Bolivia is a producer of Lithium which is a rare commodity required in cell phones, laptops, and other high tech products. China was looking to make a deal for the supply of lithium . When the U.S. learned of the interest of China, they undermined the Morales win of 10 percent more voted that the challenger which would have given him a 4th term. He was the only indigenous leader of a Latin American nation.
4) What is the takeaway with respect to the Tulsa Oklahoma Trump Rally Saturday night.
Chris Fink, Congressional candidate vying to represent District 16 attends the broadcast with an overview of the election process, the demeanor of the electorate, as well as those of his opponents, and the conduct of media
Mimi Rocah, candidate vying to become Westchester County District Attorney addresses The following issues:
- Findings regarding the incumbent that she finds troubling and would not permit under her administration and to which she will inform her conduct and demeanor.
- We touch upon the the dismissal exacted by President Trump in dismissing New York Southern District Court Attorney Geoffrey Berman. We question whether POTUS can exact similar outcome at his behest via present U.S. Attorney William Barr and/or a successor in the Westchester County Court, and if so, question whether the law is above politics or if the law is controlled by the powers that be? If the latter, does POTUS’ conduct underline the public’s faith in the criminal justice system.
Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large is your host today