Bharara was fired by Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions after he refused to comply with a Justice Department order for 46 U.S. Attorneys appointed by the Obama administration to vacate their posts immediately.
The call for the resignations came less than 24 hours after Fox News host and indefatigable Trump booster Sean Hannity called for a “purge” of federal officials appointed by the Obama administration.
Bharara has a reputation as a Wall Street enforcer and was looking into criminal allegations against Fox News. In 2012, Bharara’s office successfully extradited and prosecuted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was known as “the merchant of death.”
He is believed to have been investigating connections between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government. In his statement after the firing, Bharara said, “I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.”
Bharara wurde ja bekanntlich gefeuert.
In Fox News hatte eine Trump-Unterstützer gefordert, (endlich) die "Säuberung" von Obama Leuten in den staatl Ämtern durchzuziehen.
Bharara hatte gegen Fox News Untersuchungen durchgeführt.
Ebenso gegen einen russischen Waffenhändler (aha!).
Man glaubt außerdem, dass er die Verbindungen der Russen mit dem Trump-Team im Auge hatte.
Klar. Is ja auch ein böser Junge.