Senator Elizabeth Warren continued her Twitter war against President Donald Trump yesterday. This time, the subject was Preet Bharara, the US attorney of the southern district of Manhattan, who was fired by Trump after the president promised he could keep his job.
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 was one of 46 U.S. attorneys from the Obama administration who was asked to resign by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday. Bharara was the only one of the group who publicly refused to resign.
Warren called Trump’s motives into question.
.@realDonaldTrump talked a big game about getting corruption out of gov. But he wants a bunch of tame prosecutors who won’t investigate him.
The firing followed a call to Bharara from Trump on Thursday. The attorney refused to return the call because of protocols preventing discussion between the president and federal prosecutors. It is unclear if the call may have been to explain Trump’s about face.
While resignations and changes in staff at the Justice Department are typical when administrations change, this round was more abrupt than the typical practices. Forty-seven other U.S. attorneys had already been asked to resign and left office.
Adding to the speculation was that the call for resignations came shortly after Fox News personality Sean Hannity went on air to demand that Trump
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