Donald Trump Boots Preet Bharara in Purge of Obama-Era Prosecutors
Roughly four months after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told reporters that President Donald Trump had asked him to stay on as the top prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, the Trump administration requested the resignation 46 U.S. Attorneys appointed by former President Barack Obama-including the Manhattan-based corruption-buster. The New York Times first reported that Bharara was among the U.S. Attorneys asked to resign by Dana Boente, acting deputy attorney general-who rose to her position after Trump fired Sally Yates, another Obama appointee, for refusing to defend his Muslim travel ban.
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