Ousted U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was overseeing an investigation into current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s stock trades when he was fired, according to an unnamed source cited by ProPublica Friday.
According to a source “familiar with the office,” ProPublica reported, Bharara’s employees were looking into stock trades made by Price, seemingly those that came to light during his confirmation process.
Before and during his confirmation hearing, Democrats accused Price of abusing his office for his own personal benefit, perhaps illegally.
Price bought stock in Zimmer Biomet the same month, March 2016, that he introduced legislation to delay the implementation of a measure that would have negatively affected that company.
So to be clear Preet Bharara was investigating Fox News for paying hush money to keep employees quiet about sexual harassment, Donald Trump's ties to Russia, AND accusations of insider trading by the new HHS Secretary?
Oh yeah, he clearly had to go.