March 17, 2017

THE PRICE IS PREET:

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price (Robert Faturechi, 3/17/17, ProPublica)

The investigation of Price's trades by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, which hasn't been previously disclosed, was underway at the time of Bharara's dismissal, said the person.

Bharara was one of 46 U.S. attorneys asked to resign after Trump took office. It is standard for new presidents to replace those officials with their own appointees. But Bharara's firing came as a surprise because the president had met with him at Trump Tower soon after the election. As he left that meeting, Bharara told reporters Trump asked if he would be prepared to remain in his post, and said that he had agreed to stay on.

When the Trump administration instead asked for Bharara's resignation, the prosecutor refused, and he said he was then fired. 

Donald is going to have to fire a lot more guys from Justice.

Posted by at March 17, 2017 4:54 PM

  

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