Mar 11, 2017

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara refuses to resign

Evan Vucci / AP

Multiple media outlets — including CNN, the NYT and the Daily Beast — are reporting that Preet Bharara will refuse to resign, forcing Trump to fire him.

Background: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked all remaining Obama-era U.S. attorneys to resign, a common practice in transitioning administrations. But Trump himself told Bharara last year that his job was safe:

Then-prez-elect Trump met with @PreetBharara in November, asked him to stay on the job, told him to go tell cameras "I asked you to stay"...— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 11, 2017

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