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Legal experts muse about Bill Barr’s attempt to fire SDNY prosecutor and prosecution of Epstein’s alleged procurer and trafficker

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DOJ photo of Geoffrey Berman and White House photo of Bill Barr

The FBI arrested Ghislaine Maxwell in New Hampshire Thursday morning. The prosecutors are from SDNY, the Southern District of New York’s U.S. Attorney’s office. That’s the same office for which Attorney General Bill Barr claimed U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Berman two weeks ago was “stepping down.” He then tried to fire Berman until Berman ultimately resigned once he was certain his deputy, Audrey Strauss, would be named his successor, and after Barr claimed President Trump had fired him.

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That was less than two weeks ago.

Now some legal experts are hinting or musing about Barr’s sudden and ham-handed out-of-the-blue attempt bury Berman and today’s arrest of alleged procurer and sex trafficker for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell. Allegedly, some say, Donald Trump has a lot to fear if Maxwell talks.

Others may also have a lot to fear, as LA Times Legal Affairs Columnist Harry Litman, a former U.S. Attorney notes:

But first, here’s the now acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, speaking about today’s arrest and indictment of Ghislaine Maxwell.

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Here’s what some legal experts are saying right now:

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Attorney, Yahoo News contributor, and frequent political commentator Luppe Luppen:

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CNN Legal Analyst and former federal prosecutor Elie Honig:

NBC News National Security Contributor Frank Figluzzi, a former FBI Assistant Director weighs in on Honig’s tweet:

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Alex Acosta of course is the former Trump Labor Secretary who was forced to resign in the wake of national outrage over the sweetheart deal he gave to Jeffrey Epstein when he was a prosecutor.

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Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, now an NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst:

Meanwhile, other legal experts are mocking alleged Epstein “pal” Alan Deershowitz:

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Finally, this tweet from May is making its way around Twitter again today:

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Trump’s destruction of America started with Ronald Reagan

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Donald Trump and his billionaire buddies are letting America die.

The billionaires who make their money from fossil fuels have bought off Trump and Republicans so that they’re denying climate change while a dozen states in the West burn and the Gulf Coast is repeatedly ravaged by hurricanes. Firefighters are using dogs to identify the remains of homes where people died by the smell of burnt human flesh.

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Republican Marsha Blackburn reveals she doesn’t know what an ‘Amendment’ is — on Constitution Day

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It's Constitution Day in America, which is generally the day in which politicians try to prove their immense knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. founding documents. Occasionally some of them misquote it, instead citing the Declaration of Independence, but Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) took another route.

"We will never rewrite the Constitution of the United States," she proclaimed proudly on Twitter.

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When the Constitution is changed it's called an Amendment and the founding document is rewritten.

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‘Sleepy’ Donald Trump mocked for ‘sedated slurring’ speech at Constitution Day event

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For someone who mocked former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) as "low energy Jeb," and who refers to former Vice President Joe Biden as "sleepy," Trump struggled to reach his normal level of enthusiasm during a Constitution Day address at the National Archives.

At one point, Trump even mumbled about the “immortable principles of our nation’s founders," delivering even more mockery online.

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