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11 Mar 2017 – US attorney Preet Bharara fired after refusing Jeff Sessions’ order to resign

Preet Bharara, the powerful Manhattan prosecutor, was fired on Saturday after he refused to resign, in reference to an order from attorney general Jeff Sessions. “I did not resign,” Bharara tweeted on Saturday afternoon. “Moments ago I was fired.” … The afternoon announcement came less than a day after the Justice Department asked 46 holdover

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