Yesterday, we reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had called for the resignations of the remaining 46 U.S. attorneys that were holdovers from Barack Obama’s administration. One of these attorneys refused to hand in his resignation, but his little act of rebellion didn’t end well for him.
The Gateway Pundit reported that Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, was fired on Saturday after he refused to resign.
“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 wrote on Twitter.
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
This came a day after the Trump administration called for the resignations.
“As was the case in prior transitions, many of the United States Attorneys nominated by the previous administration already have left the Department of Justice,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement. “The Attorney General has now asked the remaining 46 presidentially appointed U.S. Attorneys to tender their resignations in order to ensure a uniform transition.”
“Until the new U.S. Attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated career prosecutors in our U.S. Attorney’s Offices will continue the great work of the Department in investigating, prosecuting, and deterring the most violent offenders,” she added.
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