Download Audiobook Holding the Line: Inside the Nation’s Preeminent US Attorney’s Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department by Geoffrey Berman in English

Holding the Line: Inside the Nation's Preeminent US Attorney's Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department


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“All through my tenure as US legal professional, Trump’s Justice Division stored demanding that I exploit my workplace to assist them politically, and I stored declining—in methods simply tactful sufficient to maintain me from being fired. I walked this tightrope for 2 and a half years. Ultimately, the rope snapped.”—from Holding the LineThe gripping and explosive memoir of serving as US Lawyer for the Southern District of New York, within the face of the Justice Division’s makes an attempt to guard Trump’s associates and punish his enemies.Ascending to the management function of US Lawyer for the Southern District, which incorporates Manhattan and several other counties to the north, is a capstone to any authorized profession: it entails guiding a staff of the perfect attorneys in America in deciding on and successful instances that always have world import. Geoffrey Berman was honored to be tapped for the job by Donald Trump in 2018. The style by which Trump had dispatched his predecessor Preet Bharara was troubling, however the establishment was fabled for its independence. Absolutely he may handle.So started some of the tumultuous two-and-a-half-year stretches within the over two-hundred-thirty yr historical past of the workplace. Nearly instantly, Berman discovered himself pushing again towards the Trump Justice Division’s blatant efforts to deliver weak instances towards political foes and squash worthy instances that threatened to tarnish allies and Trump himself. When Invoice Barr turned legal professional common, Berman hoped and believed issues would get higher, however as a substitute they bought a lot worse. The guts of Holding the Line is his never-before-told account of the lengths Barr went to in corrupting the independence of the workplace, and the lengths Berman needed to go in preserving it. Lastly, Trump and Barr, fed up with Berman’s ideas, summarily fired him, although he refused to go quietly and prevented Barr from putting in somebody who may be extra compliant. Berman’s decided protection of the values of prosecutorial independence, with out concern or favor, made him a hero to everybody who shares these values.Holding the Line additionally relates the exceptional casework of the Southern District in Berman’s time there, together with taking down infamous intercourse traffickers Jeffrey Epstein and Lawrence Ray, Massive Pharma executives, and harsh prison syndicates, and repatriating Nazi-looted artwork. Riveting in themselves, these tales showcase the esprit de corps that makes the Southern District so particular, and the stakes Berman felt in defending its integrity towards all foes, as much as and together with the US legal professional common and the president of the USA.