Saturday, March 11, 2017

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Says He Did Not Resign and Was Fired by the Department of Justice

An outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption said Saturday that he was fired from his post after refusing to step down.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a tweet Saturday that he did not comply with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' request to resign along with other prosecutors appointed by former President Barack Obama. Bharara said in the tweet he was fired Saturday. 

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Source: NBC News

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