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Sunday, 12 March 2017 17:41

Trump tried to call New York prosecutor Bharara before firing him: officials

Written by  Reuters

WASHINGTON Two days before U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was fired, the high-profile New York prosecutor declined to take a call from President Donald Trump, a U.S. law enforcement official said on Sunday.

Bharara contacted Justice Department headquarters for authorization to speak to the president on Thursday, according to detailed account from the law enforcement source. When he apparently did not receive it, 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 the chief federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, which includes Manhattan, Bharara 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.

He said on Saturday 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.

While it is expected for political appointees including prosecutors to be replaced after an election, the mass firing of so many U.S. attorneys was unusual and abrupt.

The Justice Department would not comment on reports of Bharara's contacts with Trump representatives and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' office in the days before his firing.

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The NY prosecutor was probably on the golf course or out of office. These are exactly the officials Trump needs to fire and need to go if they won't resign!

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This liberal closet judge was gonna show Pres Trump how a good liberal felt about him and wouldn't take the phone call only to get the "YOUR FIRED" delivered by the email. This was stupid on his part as he thought he walked on liberal water and was 7ft tall and bullet proof but got shot in the Butt by a 45 cal Trump bullet.

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New President, new Appointees, what's the problem?

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Bill Clinton ask for the resignations of 93 and all was silent on the Media front.

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G. Ed. Browning Written by G. Ed. Browning
March 13, 2017
In retrospect, it is clear that the U.S. would be in better shape, if the 93 had been able to effect the resignation of William J. Clinton.

This is not news nor is it something that deviates from what other Presidents have done to include Clinton and Obama!! US Ambassadors and US Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. They also don't get the position for life because they are not elected to the position but nominated and serve at the pleasure of the President and are approved by Congress. With a new President ALL Ambassadors and US Attorneys are expected to tender their resignations. A number usually keep their jobs but not ALL! The New York US Attorney should have taken the President's call and back briefed the Department of Justice. Sounds like a US Attorney who is the epitome of arrogance and has forgotten his real mission, serving the President, not the biased Democratic aligned Department of Justice. Good riddance, sounds like a pompous ass anyway! Wish the MSM and Libertards would read up on government policies and grow a brain!

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G. Ed. Browning Written by G. Ed. Browning
March 13, 2017
Allegedly, he declined the phonecall as he did not have permission of his "directors". Which, indicates that he was following the dictates of the Kenyan-born, citizen of Indonesia. Thus, it is likely that he would continue to follow the directives of the alias, B.H. Obama, had he been inducted into the Trump entourage. One wonders the basis on which he was prosecuting the named violaters in the NY area. Was he prosecuting Obama dissidents, similar to the IRS scapegoating?

This moron would have been rehired if he had just followed instructions. LOL

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This is normal to fire these people as a new President inters office ! So what's the hiep all about?
These people should have been looking for a new job even before the election!
So move on an get a job !

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Ruben De La Cruz Written by Ruben De La Cruz
March 12, 2017
How do one "inters" an office? What is "hiep"? Just curious...

I am not sure if President Trump tried to call him or not (one cannot believe the news in this day & age) however he knew the procedure of new Presidents. A Man of Character would have told Sessions or whomever fired him, that he would like to stay on (if he had a good record) but knowing the procedure if that is what President Trump wants, I accept and resign. Be a gentleman about the matter. Can someone tell me if he is a citizen or not? Perhaps I am being judgmental but his name confuses me. Art LeBeau, Villa Ridge, MO. (Christian & Conservative)

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DIDN'T BILL CLINTON fire all of his precessor prosecutors pix. It's a nature of the job and demographics. Prosecutors are political appointees usually changed out by next president . Resign or be Fired why not man-up and resign on a good note. DEMOTARD !!!

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Mike Davis Written by Mike Davis
March 12, 2017
All 96 of them in March 1993.
Ruben De La Cruz Written by Ruben De La Cruz
March 12, 2017
I disagree! I would rather get fired if I know that the firing is POLITICAL and not because of bad performance! Resignation is a sign of weakness! I think a man or a woman in a political appointment should wait until they are fired as this prosecutor did, and, If I was one of these prosecutors, I would take me a short vacation and put in for unemployment (which by law they are entitled to becuase the firing was not for "cause", but political!

Well if your boss tries to call you and you decline his call you deserve to be fired.

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If you work for a person, he calls you and you refuse the call, what the hell do you expect a PROMOTION, oh yes this guy is an ODUMBO pick, expect he wanted a Raise with that Promotion. DEMTARD

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Remember, Obama fired 45 Federal prosecutors. So, Bharara is number 46? INSIGNIFICANT scientifically!

"While it is expected for political appointees including prosecutors to be replaced after an election, the mass firing of so many U.S. attorneys [46] was unusual and abrupt." WHAT!? "unusual"? "abrupt"? Don't they KNOW they serve at the pleasure of the Executive, and not themselves? This guy is going to try to make this about his "name" and his "perceived" religion, or "country of origin" - like "so-called Native Americans" from Asia do when it suits their needs - forgetting that hundreds of MILLIONS of EUROPEANS came here whose off-spring are "native" Americans. The commies of the left no no shame.

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ElmontJSlim Written by ElmontJSlim
March 12, 2017
When President Trump requested to speak to him and his reply is he wants to speak to his Superiors, Well I guess he found out that his main Superior is President Trump. If your Boss request to speak to you and you feel that there is someone above him and you decline to give the proper respect, than that is being " Insubordinate and disrespectful". Just common sense to know who is the person that can fire you and who you think is above that person cannot fire you.

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