"Generations of SDNY prosecutors have been told that their job is to do the right thing, for the right reasons, every day, in every case", he said, using the acronym for the office, the Southern District of NY.
Senior Democrats have now suggested that the President was anxious about a potential investigation by Mr Bharara who made national headlines after investigating Sheldon Silver, the long time speaker of the New York State Assembly for taking millions of dollars in payoffs.
Donald Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" rings a little more hollow with his mass firing of 46 Department of Justice attorneys, including Preet Bharara in Manhattan.
In his seven years as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Bharara earned a reputation as the "sheriff of Wall Street" for his high-profile prosecutions of white-collar crime. "He's been one of the best U.S attorneys NY has ever seen", Schumer said. Bharara's office declined to comment. "But it was handled in a way that was disrespectful to the USA attorneys because they were nearly treated as though they had done something wrong, when in fact they had not". Communities of color must work together in resisting Trump's agenda MORE and the 93 US attorneys who report to him intend to prioritize investigations and prosecutions based on budget constraints and the law enforcement agenda of President Trump.
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Bharara had then become the third Indian American invited by Trump to join his administration after SC governor Nikki Haley who was appointed as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Seema Verma for medicaid and medicare services. "President Trump is concerned about the jurisdiction of this US attorney and whether that might affect his future".
"His firing so early in President Trump's tenure is somewhat unexpected, but if you had asked me a few months ago whether I expected Preet to still be in that job in March I would have said no", said Matthew Schwartz, a former prosecutor under Mr Bharara. On the next day Bharara said in a tweet that he was sacked after he refused to submit his resignation. Chuck Schumer. Bharara was Schumer's chief counsel and staff director at the time. Cuomo was criticized for disbanding the Moreland Commission.
One U.S. attorney appointed by Bush, Rod Rosenstein of Maryland, remained on the job for the entire Obama administration and is the current nominee for deputy attorney general.
Whichever of those-or some combination of them-turns out to be the real reason, the President's change of heart was a large mistake, just as his original decision to retain Mr. Bharara had been a pleasant surprise and a brief reassurance that Mr. Trump was capable of recognizing and rewarding outstanding work.
"All of these US attorneys know they serve at the pleasure of the president". John W. Vaudreuil, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, became an assistant U.S. attorney in that office in 1980.