Saturday, March 11, 2017

One of the federal prosecutors that Trump tried to get rid of refused to go gentle into that good night. So he got fired.

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:  

Preet Bharara, the crusading U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who was asked to submit his resignation letter Friday, along with the 45 other U.S. Attorneys held over from the Obama administration, has yet to do so, a federal law enforcement official tells The Daily Beast.

Since receiving the letter demanding his resignation Friday afternoon, Bharara has yet to speak to the press or to his full office. Friday evening, the law enforcement official said, Bharara told his section chiefs that he’d yet to submit the requested letter and may instead challenge Sessions to fire him.

Hey we may have another Sally Yates on our hands.

As it turned out Bharara did indeed refuse to hand in his resignation, so Trump did what Trump does best.
To be clear Trump just had his Attorney General fire a federal prsoecutor who was in the middle of investigating his potentially illegal ties to Russia.

And if that was not scandalous enough, guess who else Bharara is in the middle of investigating?

Courtesy of the New York Daily News 

The feds are conducting an “ongoing criminal investigation” of Fox News Channel and whether Rupert Murdoch’s company hid from investors the payments it made to employees who alleged they were sexually harassed, an attorney alleged in court Wednesday. 

Attorney Judd Burstein — who is representing former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros in a suit against the cable news network and its ex-chairman Roger Ailes — said one of his other clients had received a subpoena on Monday to testify before a federal grand jury. 

“I was told by the U.S. attorney’s office there is an ongoing criminal investigation, relating to these allegations, all of these allegations,” Burstein said, referring to the avalanche of sexual harassment claims that resulted in Ailes’ departure from the network he built.

Wait for it......

The subpoena, issued by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office, noted “alleged violations of criminal law by Fox,” Burstein said. 

BANG!

That's right folks the same federal prosecutor that was likely investigating Trump's ties with Russia was also investigating criminal charges against Fox News.

And now he has been shitcanned. 

Not in a million years would all of this be a believable piece of fiction writing, and yet it is happening right now in real life.

31 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:43 AM

    So, do it independently. Let's fund this America.

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  2. Anonymous11:49 AM

    filling the swamp http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-appointee-muslims-maggots-sid-bowdidge-235945

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  3. Anonymous12:07 PM

    It's normal that all federal prosecutors resign when a new president takes office. Why make something out of nothing when there is plenty to talk about.

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    1. Actually that is somewhat normal but not usually this abruptly, and they are typically allowed to stay on long enough to finish an ongoing investigation.

      Also Bharara was specifically told by Trump himself that he would be staying on.

      Taken along with Trump's attacks on the intelligence community, his accusations that he was wire tapped by Obama, and that the White House has "lawyered up" this should not be dismissed as nothing.

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    2. Anonymous12:44 PM

      Fuck off Comrade Vlady

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    3. Anonymous12:48 PM

      Read the full story @12:07 Prefer was asked in November to stay on. Hmmmmm.....

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    4. Anonymous12:49 PM

      Fuck off Donald Trump sounds better to me!

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    5. Anonymous1:12 PM

      Usually, they can and will stay on until a suitable replacement has been found. It is usually being done in an orderly manner, not abruptly like now.

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    6. Another thing that is unusual about this is that typically these folks are left in place until their replacements have been chosen, there does not yet appear to be replacements for ANY the 46 who were asked to resign.

      This is not business as usual.

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  4. Anonymous12:11 PM

    OT Proof that trump supporters are gullible and will believe anything even the most ridiculous lies as long as it fits into their twisted sense of reality and promotes their hate, anger, and racism.

    A Satire Website Posted Fake News To trump Supporters. Many Believed It.
    (“To my surprise, the trump masses embraced my stories as fact, almost universally.”)

    Excerpt
    “I was startled that in today’s world, so many could be so willfully ignorant,” McDaniel wrote on his website. “It’s truly a frightening time when a group of people screaming, “FAKE NEWS!” at the top of their lungs, live, eat and sleep falsehoods.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-million-trump-supporters-fell-for-this-absurd-fake-news-site_us_58c42653e4b0d1078ca7222e?tcjeg4jhe61or&

    #WeWillRise #RESIST #TheResistance #donthecon #popularvoteloser

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  5. Anonymous12:12 PM

    The practice of replacing US DAs upon a new Administration sitting in the WH, is nothing new.......you paranoid Libtards just need something else to whine about

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    1. Anonymous12:44 PM

      Fuck off Sarah

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    2. Anonymous12:49 PM

      You da fool fool. Preset had been asked to stay on, in November by jackass T.Rump.

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    3. Anonymous1:16 PM

      12:12 is correct.

      People who think this is anything new, obviously have never paid attention to politics and government the last 40 years, no matter WHICH party has taken the white house. New administrations exert their agendas, as they were elected to do, and this is all part and parcel of that. There is nothing new or groundbreaking here, except for the naive souls that believe everything thrown at them from left wing blogs lol.

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    4. Anonymous1:36 PM

      12:12 is not correct, Chuck Jr (that's you right, in from panning for gold?) There is no such thing as a US DA, there are no replacements in the wings, and Trump told Bharara he could stay. i think he's investigating Trump, and they fired all 46 to cover up getting rid of him. At minimum it's disrespectful to respected public servants, stupid, and unprofessional. You know, Trumpian.

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    5. Anonymous1:37 PM

      Hey 1:16, if I didn't have you I would be so misinformed!!! So, show me a U.S. atty firing timeline of past presidents that is in any way as reckless and disruptive as this one. And then go fuck yourself.

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    6. Anonymous1:58 PM

      1:16
      You obviously are not very bright.
      Is that why you are so uniformed...cannot read?
      This election was not a mandate and the previous administration kept many Bush era people.
      You are glaringly wrong in hiding behind obvious Fox/Breitbart input.
      I bet you think that "Undefeated" earned an Oscar.

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    7. Anonymous2:16 PM

      Hey 12:12 PM What do you call an old man who ties up a 13 year old to Jeffrey Epstein's bed and rapes her?

      http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/10/24/trump-allegedly-tied-13-year-old-girl-raped-struck-face/

      http://www.justiceforkatie.com

      How about you inviting Trump to spend time with your 13 year old daughter unsupervised, trumptard?

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    8. Anonymous2:22 PM

      Lol. Keep whining away little leftwing bitches. Keep whining away all your progressive ideals all the way into the next election for all to see how annoying you are!

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    9. Anonymous2:41 PM

      POS liars are scare little trash being ordered by trump to kiss his dirty ass and lie and cheat for him. Weak minded scum working for trump. 1212?

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  6. I hear you. I was just thinking today if it were possible to get rid of Fox?
    (I had an implosion of sorts in mind.)

    Long shot. But as IM indicated, this life in the USA is becoming more real than fictional political spy writing.

    Gonna' keep making calls to state and federal lawmakers.

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  7. Anonymous12:40 PM

    When will the world stop being cruel to women? Every day women's self esteem and self worth are threatened.

    To me, that means the ones who attack us are the ones who fear and envy us. People jump to the defenses of men who are ridiculed. Yet women are slut shamed, fat shamed, job shamed, SAH mom shamed...

    If we aren't cooks, we're bad at being female. If we like cars, we're dykes. If we work and have kids, we're neglectful. If we never work, we're lazy.

    Please do me a favor. If you are a person who has ever called a woman any of the above, kick yourself in the nuts. If you're a woman who has called any woman any of the above, please commit suicide.

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    1. Anonymous12:56 PM

      Stay on topic dear

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    2. You are an awful person, 12:40. You routinely whine and complain about something and then state that anyone committing whatever deeds you are bitching about should die or be killed.

      You are nutty as a bag of bedbugs.

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  8. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Someone hacked People for Palins and it's much improved! lmao

    https://www.instagram.com/peopleforpalin/

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  9. Anonymous2:35 PM

    The nasty lying scum bucket just gets deeper. Waiting for the breaking news story of trump and scum arrested for treason and espionage and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Americans are tired of this mess. Time to remove and convict the nasty dirty ugly liars occupying our properties.

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  10. Anonymous2:42 PM

    Making Trump fire him = obstruction of justice

    BOOM!

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  11. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Trump is the WORST human on the planet today said unpresident bannon.

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  12. WA Skeptic3:33 PM

    So the coup will be televised. 400 quislings embedded in our government bureaucracy, right-wing nutjobs and dimwits in charge of vital organizations, and we're just standing around with our thumbs up our butts???

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  13. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Of course he was fired, everyone in that White House is feeling the fire lit under them. I don't know Preet Bharara, but he doesn't seem like the type that sits on his hands

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