SO now we’re moving from fake news to just plain stupid news. For some insane reason the media is making hash about U.S. Preet Bharara refusing to resign. It’s a “showdown” with Trump!!! Uh, right, who cares. He’s gonna fire him and we’ll all move on.
Apparently the problem is that the Trump admin. told him he could stay:
While it is WH right to pick US Attys, sudden reneging on promise to keep Preet – amid high-profile probes – raises question of interference
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) March 11, 2017
And changed the deal. Again, so what? Originally the reporting was that he was going to hold on to the position.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 11, 2017
Totally obvious that Trump is trying to fire @PreetBharara to block an investigation into Trump Organization/Tower and foreign money.
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) March 11, 2017
Make no mistake: the unexpected firing of Preet Bharara is bc of his Fox investigation and looking into Emoluments. Dangerous.
— David Brock (@davidbrockdc) March 11, 2017
Preet Bharara is testing Trump and will have the loud backing of New York's tabloids (and likely NYT, which Trump adores maybe above all.)
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 11, 2017
DOJ spokeswoman confirms U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was asked to "tender" resignation with all others, as NYT reported.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 10, 2017
Here are some people talking about it:
— Bob Hardt (@bobhardt) March 11, 2017
So I dunno, this doesn’t seem like a big deal to me, or it seems like something perfectly within the power of the president to do, even if it might have shady consequences. The media will make a lot of this, but I doubt it’ll go far…
Just as predicted. He done got fired.
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