High-profile attorneys who advised House Judiciary Committee during impeachment to leave Capitol Hill: report

Two prominent attorneys who advised the House Judiciary Committee during its impeachment investigation into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump declares war on hardworking Americans with new budget request Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial First, we’ll neuter all the judges MORE are expected to leave the panel.

Barry Berke confirmed to CNN on Friday he has left the committee, and a source familiar with the matter told the outlet that Norm Eisen is expected to depart soon as well.

“It was the honor of a lifetime to serve as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee under the extraordinary leadership of Chairman Nadler during this critical period in our nation’s history,” Berke said in a statement to CNN, referring to Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTrump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify Nadler demands answers from Barr on ‘new channel’ for receiving Ukraine info from Giuliani Trump predicts Ocasio-Cortez will launch primary bid against Schumer MORE (D-N.Y.).


“I am very proud to have worked with Chairman Nadler, the remarkable members of the Committee, the incredible House managers and the supremely talented and dedicated staff who fight for our country every day,” he said.

Berke and Eisen were both hired as consultants for the judiciary panel in February 2019 and served as senior advisers to Nadler, the chairman of the committee. Their departures are expected now that the impeachment trial has concluded.

The Judiciary Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Berke is a high-profile New York criminal defense attorney and partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. Eisen co-founded the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and served as special counsel for ethics and government reform in the Obama administration.