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#EndorseThis: Preet Bharara Shreds Trump Defense Against Comey

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who shares with James Comey the honor of being fired by Donald Trump under highly questionable circumstances, sat a few rows behind the former FBI director when he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. On Sunday, Bharara discussed that hearing with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week, […]

June 12, 2017
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Democratic Senators Ask Attorney General Sessions to Explain Preet Bharara Firing

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Merkley, and Richard Blumenthal referred to a ProPublica story, which cited a source saying that Preet Bharara was overseeing an investigation of HHS Secretary Tom Price’s trading in health stocks. They asked whether Attorney General Sessions, President Trump or other officials in the Justice Department or White House were aware of such a probe before they removed Bharara, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan.

March 28, 2017
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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said To Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for investments he made while serving in Congress. The Georgia lawmaker traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health-related companies, even as he voted on and sponsored legislation affecting the industry.

March 18, 2017
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Is Preet Bharara Trying to Tell Us Something?

With his cryptic tweeted reference to a corruption-fighting commission in New York, did the fired U.S. Attorney send a message that Trump had tried to cut off a threatening federal investigation?

March 14, 2017
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Danziger: Where There’s Smoke, He Was Fired

White-collar crooks no doubt saluted Trump’s abrupt firing of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara — “sheriff of Wall Street” — with popping champagne corks, just as Danziger imagines. But Bharara can tweet, too.

March 13, 2017
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U.S. Attorney Bharara Fired By Trump After Refusing To Resign

On Saturday, the outspoken U.S. attorney from the Southern District of New York said he was fired after refusing to resign, as requested a day earlier by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

March 12, 2017

Ex-U.S. Representative Weiner Probed After Report Of Teen Girl Chats

Federal prosecutors and New York police are investigating former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner following a media report that he engaged in sexually-explicit cellphone and online messages with a 15-year-old girl.

September 23, 2016