Warren slams Trump over US attorney's firing

Warren slams Trump over US attorney's firing
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenFederal court rules consumer bureau structure unconstitutional Election Countdown: Family separation policy may haunt GOP in November | Why Republican candidates are bracing for surprises | House Dems rake in record May haul | 'Dumpster fire' ad goes viral The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix MORE (D-Mass.) slammed President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read 'Let them eat cake' CNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over 'womp womp' remark Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance MORE on Sunday for firing a top Manhattan-based federal prosecutor who would’ve “had authority over Trump Tower.”

In a flurry of tweets, the Democratic senator suggested Trump removed Preet Bharara because he was not a Trump "loyalist" who would allow the president to get away with wrongdoing.

Warren also said Trump broke a promise to keep Bharara, adding that Trump broke protocol and called Bharara before firing him shortly thereafter.

Warren implied that Trump asked for Bharara’s resignation because he “stands up to both parties & Wall Street.”

Warren then cited the firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who publicly denounced and refused to defend Trump’s travel ban executive order.

Warren also promised to put up “a massive fight” during the confirmation for U.S. attorney nominees.

Bharara tweeted that he was fired because he did not resign at Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance Grassley wants to subpoena Comey, Lynch after critical IG report Sessions: 'We never really intended' to separate families MORE’s request.

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: EPA declines to write new rule for toxic spills | Senate blocks move to stop Obama water rule | EPA bought 'tactical' pants and polos Clarifying the power of federal agencies could offer Trump a lasting legacy Dems allow separation of parents, children to continue, just to score political points MORE originally appointed Bharara to the high-profile post. It is not usual for a new administration to replace the U.S. attorneys of the preceding administration in a new term. It is, however, a surprise that Bharara was fired after reportedly being asked to stay.