U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Refuses To Resign On Trump’s Request… Gets Fired!
It’s commonplace for Presidents to replace all sitting U.S. Attorneys when they enter office.
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.
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 11, 2017
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.