Warren slams Trump over US attorney's firing

Warren slams Trump over US attorney's firing
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Finance: Lawmakers grill Equifax chief over hack | Wells Fargo CEO defends bank's progress | Trump jokes Puerto Rico threw budget 'out of whack' | Mortgage tax fight tests industry clout Michelle Obama is exactly who the Democrats need to win big in 2020 Wells Fargo chief defends bank's progress in tense Senate hearing MORE (D-Mass.) slammed President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open 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 SessionsIntel leaders: Collusion still open part of investigation Republicans jockey for position on immigration Biden to Alabama: No more extremist senators MORE’s request.

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGeorge W. Bush honors father at benefit for hurricane victims Dem senator: ‘I miss every one of’ our last 5 presidents All five living former presidents appear at hurricane relief benefit concert 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.