‘I have not resigned’: SDNY US Attorney denies DOJ announcement he was ‘stepping down’
(Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals)

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York denied an announcement from Bill Barr's Department of Justice that he was stepping down.


"I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was 'stepping down' as United States Attorney. I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning , my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York," Geoffrey Berman said in a statement.

"I will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate," he explained.

"Until then, our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption," he vowed.