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U.S. attorney, Preet Bharara, was promptly fired by the Donald Trump administration after he publicly refused a request to hand in his resignation. Bharara, a high powered New York attorney who was tasked with investigating Anthony Weiner, was said to be “blindsided” by the pink slip, reported CNN.
Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally asked for the resignations of 46 US attorneys nominated by Trump predecessor, President Obama. In October, 2016, Bharara reportedly launched a joint U.S./F.B.I. Investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
Bharara, who was among those asked to leave despite meeting with Trump in November and being told he would stay on, had refused to step down. ‘I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life,’ Bharara tweeted on Saturday afternoon. h/t dailymail
“If you’re not familiar with Preetinder Singh “Preet” Bharara – the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, centered on New York City and surrounding counties – then you haven’t been following coverage of his prosecution of numerous New York elected officials over the past few years. The man is absolutely fearless when it comes to persons of political power and maintains a reputation for the apolitical pursuit of justice generally only applied to the movie version of Eliot Ness.” h.t hotair
Bharara’s prosecutorial prowess has resulted in a large number of convictions of banks, hedge funds and Wall Street insiders.
As for the request for Bharara to quit, Presidents often order political appointees to resign when they take office. Bill Clinton takes the prize for firing the most after canning 93 U.S. attorneys across the country soon after taking office back in 1993.
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