Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was fired after refusing to submit his resignation after the Trump Friday Night Massacre of 46 U.S. Attorneys appointed by former President Obama.
Bharara wants Donald Trump to fire him. This is Sally Yates 2.0. Bharara was asked to submit his resignation letter Friday, along with the 45 other U.S. Attorneys. This purge comes after Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Rep. Steve King called for a purge of Obama-appointed officials.
It should be noted that Bharara has been tough on corruption. His office is wrapping up an investigation of Mayor Bill de Blasio. He is set to begin trials of two allies of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He is also reportedly investigating Fox News with regard to how it structured the sexual harassment settlements brought by emoloyees.
The anti-corruption crusader who was urged to investigate the Trump Organization was fired by the Trump administration.
UPDATE: Bharara released a statement saying that he has been fired. He defied Trump and will go down with dignity like Yates.
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
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 11, 2017
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) March 11, 2017