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The US Attorney Preet Bharara says He was Fired by Trump Administration after Refusing Resignation

  • Preet Bharara has announced from his tweeter handle that he was fired from his position as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York after he refused to resign (Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked him along with 45 other sitting attorneys to resign). Reports say inclusion of Bharara’s name in the list of 46 attorneys, who were asked by Trump administration to resign, is surprising as he was asked by the US President Donald Trump in November 2016 to stay on. Bharara shot to prominence after he pursued cases against Wall Street bankers and investigated high-profile corruption cases.