Sen. Warren Criticizes President Trump For Firing Manhattan U.S. Attorney

 

BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is faulting President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Manhattan federal prosecutor Preet Bharara after he refused to resign.

The Massachusetts Democrat took to Twitter Sunday to blast Trump writing “you’re not replacing real prosecutors with cronies w/out a massive fight” and “you can’t shut down ongoing investigations by career prosecutors.”

Bharara had revealed his firing Saturday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday asked for the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration.

Warren fired off a series of tweets Sunday calling Bharara “a fearless prosecutor who stands up to both parties & Wall Street,” adding “I guess that’s why Trump fired him.”

Warren said Trump talked about targeting corruption but instead “wants a bunch of tame prosecutors who won’t investigate him.”

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  1. Bill Clinton fired all 93 US Attorney’s when he took office, time to shut it Lizzie

  2. Third try: public servants cannot choose who they work for, they’re not elected. So, just as in the private sector, you leave your politics at the door, they don’t override national security. Me, I’d fire them all if they didn’t get that. Oh, and treason is still a punishable offense, your right to self expression doesn’t allow you to impinge on everyone else’s security.

  3. West Bond says:

    Trump’s my President, You’re not my Senator. C U Next Tuesday.

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