The federal prosecutor in New York who is overseeing investigations involving Donald Trump is a Republican who contributed to the president’s election campaign. But he bristles at any suggestion he’s a Trump ally.

In his first year in office, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman has won over some skeptics who initially worried he would be the president’s puppet.

The Justice Department disqualified him from overseeing the prosecution of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, but Berman has supervised the investigation of Trump’s inaugural committee and other probes that have angered the president.

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Former prosecutors say Berman has taken an apolitical approach in the face of criticism from Trump loyalists.

Donald Trump Jr. this week accused prosecutors of being out to “get” Trump.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, arrives to testify before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, arrives to testify before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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