Role ‘will forever be the greatest honour of my professional life,’ says prominent prosecutor
An outspoken New York federal prosecutor known for fiercely railing against public corruption has been fired after he refused an order from Donald Trump’s administration to stand down.
It emerged on Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wasseeking the resignations of 46 US attorneys who served under the leadership of Barack Obama.
However, US Attorney Preet Bharara refused to resign, announcing on Twitter on Saturday that he was instead sacked from his position.
“I did not resign,” he said. “Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honour of my professional life.”