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一，这个调查是司法部的Southern District of New York做的，这个调查由Audrey Strauss带领。这个Audrey Strauss是June 19, 2020在Barr领导司法部的时候上任的。但是她的上任并非Barr所拣选指定，而是在这种情形下：
On June 19, 2020, Attorney General William Barr announced that Berman had stepped down from his position as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.In response, Berman released a statement that he had not resigned and would not, claiming that, as he had been nominated by a committee of judges on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, he would not leave his position until a successor was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. On June 20, Barr stated that the President had fired Berman, adding, "By operation of law, the Deputy United States Attorney, Audrey Strauss, will become the Acting United States Attorney," serving until a nominee is confirmed by the Senate. Berman then agreed to step down.
When he initially (and futilely) fought his removal as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman suggested that his continuing presence was necessary to protect the office’s ongoing investigations, including some that might affect allies and associates of President Trump. Attorney General Bill Barr countered that this was nonsense, and that the office’s investigations would continue undisturbed, under the capable supervision of Audrey Strauss, the acting U.S. attorney who was Berman’s deputy.
二，这次抓捕班农是由邮局出面，为此Washington Post 专门出文介绍为什么美国邮局有这么大的权柄。（文链接https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/08/20/postal-service-police-bannon/）