Preet Bharara Fans Speculation He Was Probing Trump When He Was Fired

Tyler Durden's picture

There may have been much more to the termination of US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, than meets the casual glance.

According to Reuters, which cites a law enforcement source, two days before U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was fired on Saturday, the high-profile New York prosecutor declined to take a call from President Donald Trump.  Bharara reportedly contacted the DOJ for authorization to speak to the president on Thursday - one day before the DOJ announced it had requested all Obama-era attorneys to hand in their resignations. When he apparently did not receive it, Reuters adds that he called back the woman who had contacted him to say "he did not want to talk to Trump without the approval of his superiors."

As reported previously, Bharara - in his role as chief federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York - oversaw several notable corruption and white-collar criminal cases and prosecutions of terrorism suspects. He was one of 46 Obama administration holdovers who were asked to resign by the Justice Department on Friday.

On Saturday afternoon, Bharara tweeted that he had been fired after he defied the request to resign. The move was a surprise because Bharara told reporters in November that Trump had asked him to remain in the job. 

As Reuters also notes, the DOJ would not comment on reports of Bharara's contacts with Trump representatives and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' office in the days before his firing. The White House had no comment on Sunday on any contacts with Bharara.

Among some of Bharara recent caseflow, he was most notably overseeing a probe into New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's fundraising. Bharara said his deputy, Joon Kim, would serve as his temporary replacement.

More importantly, in light of recent speculation that Trump terminated Bharara due to an alleged investigation into Trump himself, Reuters' source declined comment on whether or not the office had any active investigations related to Trump. On Wednesday, three watchdog groups asked Bharara to take steps to prevent the Trump Organization from receiving benefits from foreign governments that might enrich Trump, who has not given up ownership of the business.

Norm Eisen, a former White House ethics lawyer who leads one of the groups, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, questioned the timing of the firings. "I do believe that something odd happened," he said. "You don't decide to keep 46 folks on, then suddenly demand their immediate exit, without some precipitating cause or causes."

 

Democrat Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said on Sunday it was the president's prerogative to fire U.S. attorneys. But he questioned why Trump had suddenly changed his mind on keeping Bharara. "I'm just curious as to why that is," Cummings said on ABC's "This Week" program. "Certainly, there's a lot of questions coming up as to whether ... President Trump is concerned about the jurisdiction of this U.S. attorney and whether that might affect his future."

In a cryptic follow up tweet on Sunday afternoon, his first since announcing his termination, Bharara said he tweeted Sunday that he now understood what the “Moreland Commission” felt like.

The tweet appears to be a jab at Trump; with many immediately hinting the reference to the commission as suggesting the president fired Bharara because he was looking into possible corruption in the administration.

As the Hill summarizes, the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption focused on investigating possible corruption activities in New York. Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, ran it until Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down the anticorruption panel while it was investigating allegations that the Democratic governor interfered with one of its investigations.

Many belive the powerful politician dismantled the Moreland Commission for investigating him.

For now, the mystery over why Trump fired Bharara after asking him to stay on just three months ago, remains.

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Safelyundergroundlul's picture

Anyone doubting if Preet is a crook should watch some more George Webb. Good riddance. 

X- x3's picture

One thing for for sure is Pree-ty-boy wasn't investigating PG  #PizzaGate & #PedoGate.

Protecting scumbag-Chuck the Shmuck-schumer:

EXPOSE THE DOJ PEDOGATE COVER UP: MARCH ON D.C.

 

EXPOSE THE DOJ PEDOGATE COVER UP: MARCH ON D.C. 3/25/2017

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2nQYGjfe9I_tgWpqgJorUg

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knukles's picture

Who cares whether he's a crook or not.  If the President asks for your resignation, you just plain give it to him.
What the fuck else you think?
You're some kind of Special Snowflake?

CheapBastard's picture

Every incoming party replaces all these people. Preet is just grandstanding for the DNC and Clinton Krime Family and soros subversives.

Shame on him.

Pure Evil's picture

Still waiting for some form of proof that Trump asked him to stay on.

All we have is his words. But being an Obama appointee I have grave doubts since Obama lied about everything for eight years.

Barney Fife's picture

I'm sure that he'll have no issues at all finding gainful employment at the local 7/11. 

Organic Patriot's picture

BS.  Preet Bharara shut down the Trump Foundation while allowing the Clinton Foundation a "free pass" on collecting $2 Billion pay to play dollars from foreign governments (Saudi).

There's picture

The difference of course was the Clinton Foundation was using donations for global good works and The Trump Foundation was using the donations for... Trump.

GaryInTexas's picture

Global perks for the Clintons and their friends and very little for"good" works.

XqWretch's picture

lmao... delusional to the max

Pure Evil's picture

Yeah, if you consider the Clinton Foundation using the funds to procur children for elite pedophiles in D.C. and NYC then yeah, global, as in NWO, good works.

SRV's picture

Just wondering... a complete idiot, or just another butt hurt Snowflake?

cbxer55's picture

Someone sure sold you a bill of goods if you believe that shit you typed. The Clintstone's using money for global good? ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

The only thing they are interested in is enriching themselves.

oncefired's picture

Troll Elsewhere Snowflake!

francis scott falseflag's picture

You mean Bill's penile implant and other genital restoration?

Akzed's picture

Don't these guys submit their resignations whenever a new POTUS gets in? This is kabuki.

Jack McGriff's picture

"He never was a friend who has ceased to be one" -French proverb. Preet was never going to be on Trump's side. He hates  and he can take his fucktardedness back to his clownish imp face lover, Chuckie Schumer

NDXTrader's picture

Shouldn't every sentence in this article have the word "unsubstantiated" in it? That's the new word du jour on all the news shows when discussing Trump wiretap claims. Just more smear tactics here

knukles's picture

Liberal Deep State Tweets Are Facts.

Arnold's picture

Liberal Deep State Tweets Are Fackkks.

Submitted for review.

Concertedmaniac's picture

They try to make out Preety was a 'maverick' like McCain. Yeah he got some convictions but in reality barely made a dent in political corruption considering the outright criminality of Hillary Clinton and her RICO pay to play scheme.

Pure Evil's picture

You're mistaken. When Hillary and the Clinton Foundation its for Global Good Works. When its anyone else......well, then it must be criminal.

proper1's picture

Hilarious that he goes after Trump when the lowest hanging fruit in the history of the DOJ goes un-investigated-the largest RICO violation in history, the Clinton Foundation and the HRC campaign, there's enough work there to keep about 100 DOJ hack attorneys busy for the rest of their careers....nothing to see here lets go get cocktails...

Max Cynical's picture

He was also the asshole responsible for putting Dinesh D'souza in jail.

Secret Weapon's picture

For this alone I say fuck him in the neck.

True Blue's picture

Once again: aside from Parakeet's word for it; what evidence is there that Trump ever asked him to stay on?

This is naught but political grandstanding and a former US Attorney (jailed any bankers? Guess not.) trying to gin up hysteria against the new administration.

blindfaith's picture

 

 

Three cheers for Donald.  That sums it up.  He has the Military and the NSA on his side, the rest best look for a way to redeme themselves...FAST.

Sledge-hammer's picture
Sledge-hammer (not verified) Mar 12, 2017 5:09 PM

I would submit that curry-head did not probe Trump.  Instead, Our Trumpenfeuhrer probed him.  Right in the a**.

Arnold's picture

Not much of a lawyer if he was defeated in summary.

rich1657's picture

Real Lawyers Come Outta Temple - Ivies Drool.

Clowns on Acid's picture

Preet is a typical Indian that has never lost his sense of the Caste system. Suck your bosses ass but rule those below with an iron fist.Preet thought he was in the Hillary / Big Media Caste. In the end he got

D'Sousa should make a movie about Preet and call it "Caste Away".

 

TheMeatTrapper's picture

As someone who works with Indians on a regular basis, I can attest that you are 100% correct. As soon as they are given a managerial position, they expect their underlings to obey their every whim, while at the same time they are a 100% yes man to those  above them. They fucking nauseated me. 

GaryInTexas's picture

Preet has been investigating the Clinton Fioundation for over a year with lots of evidence of lies and collusion with some criminal sources and miraciously nothing has materislized. Preet is either inept or colluding with Schumer and the deep state and either way sometimes you have to throw out the baby with the bath water. There's a good chance Preet was a leak.

DYS's picture

Sounds plausible, but no proof.

peippe's picture

So this guy didn't get the 'you're all fired' memo?

Okay.

Whatever.

Mr.B., you're fired.

messystateofaffairs's picture

Its OK coolie boy, every liberal is taking a break from probing each other to probe Trump, so don't feel too special.

indygo55's picture

All these attorneys are investigating SOMEONE. Geeze! If they weren't they wouldn't be doing their job. BTW Who WASN'T investigating Trump for Gods sake. Every ever lovin scumbag snowflake was investigating his "russain" connection it seems. Now, OHHH there must be a big conspiracy about him investigating some FAKE Trump allegation. Sit the fuck down motherfucker and shut the fuck up.

 

lakecity55's picture

He was probing Trump: for Hitlary and Bath House!

He was hiding Weener's computer and all the kiddie torture!

Barry's dick is so far up his ass it tickles his tonsils!

Pure Evil's picture

More like penis boxing with the uvula.

ThunderStruck's picture

Perhaps he was wanting to probe Trump anally...

Oh Crap's picture

Barry's dick so far up his ass he had a shitty taste in his mouth.

Intoxicologist's picture

Get a job, you workshy bastard.

bornlastnight's picture

Norm Eisen:  "I do believe that something odd happened.  You don't decide to keep 46 folks on, then suddenly demand their immediate exit, without some precipitating cause or causes."

Democrat Elijah Cummings: "Certainly, there's a lot of questions coming up as to whether ... President Trump is concerned about the jurisdiction of this U.S. attorney and whether that might affect his future."

Preet Bharara: "By the way, now I know what the Moreland Commission must have felt like."

The MSM now has fresh ammunition to create a new chapter in their book named "The Art of Conspiracy Creation".

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Mar 12, 2017 5:27 PM

How does a curry-powered nobody have fans?

Old Poor Richard's picture

So this weirdo refused a call from the White House because his bosses didn't give him permission, yet when his bosses ordered him to resign he refused? Then he tries to hint at some kind of conspiracy?

It simply sounds like they wanted to keep on a handful of US Attorneys who maybe were on important cases or who were consistent with the way the White House was leaning. Then Jeff Sessions and the president changed course. I don't see any conspiracy there. It's not one guy, it's forty-six.

Oh Crap's picture

Here's something to toss around - Preet was the US Attorney for Southern NY. If he doesnt consider President Trump his boss then he's not bright enough to be the US Attorney of Southern NY

mastersnark's picture

Bharara reminds us that immigrants always make trouble. 

WitchCharmerrr's picture

"Probing?"   You mean like bonafide alien anal probing?

I have a feeling that this Dim0quack flunky was really fired for being part of the big coverup pertaining to ClintonGate and PizzaGate.

Trump needs prosecutors with big balls who will open that can0worms....AND See it through.

There is no way Preet Bharara was going to go after the swamp monsters...This was absolutely a logical move for the President.