U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara was fired on Saturday. Preet was one of the U.S. attorneys asked to resign by AG Sessions and was subsequently fired after failing to turn in his resignation.
Preet Bharara took to his Twitter account to announce that he had been fired.
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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
(Photo: Preet Bharara Twitter avatar)
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), filed charges in 2014 against DINESH D’SOUZA with violating the federal campaign finance laws.
Prosecutor Preet Bharara was fired by the attorney general a day after he refused to return a phone call from President Trump, a report alleges.
An assistant to the president of the United States called Bharara’s office Thursday, saying the president wanted to talk, but Bharara refused citing Department of Justice rules, the New York Times reported.
On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions notified all 46 federal prosecutors, who were appointed by President Obama and still active, to leave. Bharara was one of those asked to resign.