Saturday, March 11, 2017

I am grateful for at least one US Attorney with backbone.

The USA is losing its' democracy in favor of a dictator and plutocracy. Former US Attorney Bharara is absolutely correct in his chosen course. Somehow, Mr. Trump believes everyone would be ashamed to be "Fired." Not so.

Some Americans can consider such hideous and arrogant actions a badge of honor. There is no basis for Mr. Bharara's termination. The firings (they sincerely aren't resignations) are inappropriately political.

Unlike Trump's employees, US Attorneys are not easily found. They are attorneys willing to face dangerous odds at times. It takes a special attorney to dedicate themselves to the best outcomes for the USA WITHIN THE LAW.

Mr. Bharara is an important man. He will have no problems finding a welcoming law firm. That is the case for all of the US Attorneys inappropriately removed from their office. They will be successful no matter the path they choose. What is worrisome is the sovereignty of the USA. It's constitution is slowly being dissolved and no one seems to care.

March 11, 2017
By Maggie Haberman

Preet Bharara,(click here) the Manhattan federal prosecutor who was asked by President Trump to remain in his post shortly after the election, was fired on Saturday after he refused an order to submit his resignation.

Mr. Bharara’s dismissal capped an extraordinary showdown in which a political appointee who was named by Mr. Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama, declined an order to submit a resignation.

“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,” Mr. Bharara wrote on his personal Twitter feed, which he set up in the last two weeks.

Mr. Bharara was among 46 holdover Obama appointees who were called by the acting deputy attorney general on Friday and told to immediately submit resignations and plan to clear out of their offices. But Mr. Bharara, who was called to Trump Tower for a meeting with the incoming president in late November 2016, declined to do so.

Mr. Bharara said he was asked by Mr. Trump to remain in his current post at the meeting. Mr. Bharara met with Mr. Trump at Trump Tower, and then addressed reporters afterward. 

Before the firing, one of New York’s top elected Republicans voiced support for Mr. Bharara on Saturday....