June 20, 2020 – Letters from an American – From Heather Cox Richardson – what a day – Barr and Trump do justice the mob way – attempting to make vanish all the cases against Trump’s partners in crime – Trumps rally falls on its ass – Trump says he ordered testing for Covid 19 to be slowed down – Trump downplays is sloppy performance at the military graduation.

Yesterday’s standoff between Attorney General William Barr and the interim U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman, whom Barr was trying to fire, was only one of today’s significant stories. Last night, Barr announced Berman was “stepping down.” Berman retorted he was doing nothing of the sort and that Barr had no authority to fire him. This morning, Berman showed up for work. Then Barr wrote Berman a letter saying he was “surprised and disappointed by the press statement you released last night…. Because you have declared that you have no intention of resigning, I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so.” Barr gave no reason for the firing.
— Read on heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/june-20-2020

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