Yes, he’s legally correct, but hopefully it wouldn’t cause a problem like the Session recusal did. Not sure about Geoffrey Berman, the present US Attorney for the Southern District. And of course, Maurene Comey, James Comey, is also involved as an Assistant U.S. Attorney on the case.
Via NY Post:
Attorney General William Barr has recused himself from Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex trafficking case because his former law firm once represented the convicted pedophile.
“I am recused from that matter because one of the law firms that represented Epstein long ago was a firm I subsequently joined for a period of time,” Barr told reporters in South Carolina, according to Newsweek.
On Monday, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York unsealed a two-count indictment charging Epstein with sex trafficking and conspiracy for allegedly luring girls as young as 14 to his Manhattan townhouse and his $12 million estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
Epstein pleaded not guilty in federal court.
During Barr’s confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January, GOP Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska asked him whether he would conduct a “full and thorough investigation” into the Justice Department’s handling of Epstein’s case.