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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Refuses To Resign On Trump’s Request… Gets Fired!

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Refuses To Resign On Trump's Request... Gets Fired!

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It’s commonplace for Presidents to replace all sitting U.S. Attorneys when they enter office.

CNN:

Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, tweeted Saturday that he was fired after indicating he would not submit a letter of resignation as requested by President Donald Trump’s administration.

“I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired,” Bharara wrote on his verified Twitter account Saturday afternoon. “Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.”
The move placed the President in the position of having to fire Bharara in what became a public standoff. Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente called Bharara on Saturday and asked if it was true that he was refusing to resign, a source told CNN. Bharara told him yes. More
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