Preet Bharara, one of the most high-profile federal prosecutors in the country, who was fired Saturday by President Trump, tweeted Sunday that he now understood what the “Moreland Commission” felt like.
By the way, now I know what the Moreland Commission must have felt like.— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 12, 2017
Bharara’s tweet appears to be a jab at Trump. Some interpreted his reference to the commission as suggesting the president fired him because he was looking into possible corruption in the administration.
Wow. Moreland Commission was created by Cuomo to probe NYS corruption & then disbanded by him. Is Bharara implying he was probing Trump? https://t.co/Z1p1rCKHbv— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 12, 2017
Many believe the powerful politician dismantled the Moreland Commission for investigating him.
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenGOP senator: Trump is 'moving at business pace, not government pace' Dems crowd primaries to challenge GOP reps Senate votes to confirm Rosenstein as deputy attorney general MORE (D-Mass.) suggested in a flurry of tweets on Sunday morning that Bharara was fired because he would challenge Trump if he saw any evidence of wrongdoing.
It is not unusual that Bharara, an Obama appointee, was asked to resign in the new presidential administration. It came as a surprise, however, that Trump fired Bharara after reportedly asking him to stay in his post.