Washington Examiner: US attorney defies Trump, won't resign

Originally posted at the Washington Examiner by Robert King.

The U.S. attorney for Manhattan has declined to resign despite a demand from the Justice Department.

Preet Bharara declined to tender his resignation on Friday part of a demand from the Justice Department for 46 U.S. attorneys to resign, according to multiple reports.

Bharara previously met with President Trump at Trump Tower before the inauguration and had told reporters Trump asked him to stay on.

Reports have said that the White House hasn’t planned what to do next.

While it is common for presidents to ask any political holdovers to resign, the abruptness of the demand has caused criticism from some Democrats and law enforcement officials. Reports say that U.S. attorneys had no idea they were going to be asked to resign on Friday.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.


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  • uglykidmoe says:

    March 11, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    what’s the problem? fire him.

  • nina wade says:

    March 11, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    He just wants the Big Guy to say “YOU”RE FIRED”!!

  • Donnie Lehr says:

    March 11, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Fire him if it is warranted.Did he do something wrong other than being appointed . I’m more concerned with the swamp of elected officials.If they are lifers with six year overlapping terms they all should be replaced.We need more millionaires in this country.What better way to becoming a millionaire than getting into politics.More than a job.It’s a career with more wages,perks,benifits and ways to make money on the side than just about any job in the world Hellasious pensions too.And remember always demand cash on the side orders.

  • Anne Trakas says:

    March 11, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    I hope more people get tired of this constant Liberal temper tantrum and 1) ignore them, and 2) send them packing.

  • John says:

    March 11, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Things have changed since January 20. Trump actually expected them to behave like gentlemen. Then….

  • Kathy says:

    March 11, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    My guess is he didn’t want to give them a chance to do additional damage. This guys serves at the will of the President. Of he studs leave sms the guy won’t resign he should be fired. Libidiot.

  • Janet says:

    March 11, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    When the President has a request, you do it!

  • Looneytoonsindville says:

    March 11, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Simple fix … fire him for insubordination and have the US Marshals Service escort him out of the building.

  • MJ says:

    March 11, 2017 at 9:53 PM

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2009/05/obama-to-replace-us-attorneys-018390 They learned about their firings from press reports and not in person, by letter or in a personal call? How unprofessional, uncouth and outright rude! You’d think a president and his staff would know better. No class.

    Would YOU want to be fired like that?

  • bob says:

    March 12, 2017 at 3:23 AM

    asked to resign???? polite form of.”” YOUR FIRED””’

  • Gordon says:

    March 12, 2017 at 3:52 AM

    Do not let the media that are either uninformed or are intentionally misleading you. It is S.O.P. for these appointed U.S. attorneys to offer up their resignations with the change of administrations. Research it!

  • David B Scoggins says:

    March 12, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    He got fired!! Trump did not ask for the resignation of the U.S. Attorneys, Jeff Sessions did. It has been the practice for years for U.S. Attorneys to resign when there is a regime change in Washington. This jerk decided not to resign so he could say he was “Fired” and get some sympathy, and cast aspersions on the President. You will notice that he’s a Demoncrat.

  • Mary Alice McIntire says:

    March 12, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    I saw this movie late last year. I also have one of DeSouzas books?
    I enjoy and agree with him.

  • Annie says:

    March 12, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Its the “Democrat” Party, not “Democratic”.

  • kodster says:

    March 12, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Vindication, eh, Dinesh? He’s the one that went after you. And now, he’s been ‘FIRED!’ by Donald, himself.

  • Tim Singleton says:

    March 15, 2017 at 1:46 AM

    Anyone who was as avid a supporter of Barack Obama needs to be fired, period.