Fired US attorney joining CNN: report

Fired US attorney joining CNN: report
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Preet BhararaPreetinder (Preet) Singh BhararaBudowsky: Stop Trump from firing Mueller Preet Bharara suggests Sessions is ‘the weakest and most craven Attorney General in modern times’ Ex-DOJ officials raise concerns about possible Trump interference in AT&T lawsuit MORE, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, will become part of CNN as a senior legal analyst, Politico reported Wednesday. 

Bharara was fired from the Department of Justice after he refused to resign when the Trump administration asked 46 Obama-appointed prosecutors to do so.

He has since started a podcast called “Stay Tuned with Preet,” which airs from WNYC Radio. 

Bharara has not shied away from criticizing President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse expected to vote on omnibus Thursday afternoon House passes 'right to try' drug bill Spending bill rejects Trump’s proposed EPA cut MORE and his administration since leaving office. The former U.S. attorney most recently said he believes Trump would have requested he “do something inappropriate” had he not been fired.

CNN has also added Walter ShaubWalter Michael ShaubKushner Companies, Trump Organization in talks about hotel business deal Shaub on Conway ethics violations: 'Enough is enough' Kellyanne Conway found to have violated Hatch Act MORE, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, as a contributor, the Politico report said.

Shaub has also slammed the Trump administration over ethics issues, saying on his way out of the ethics office that Trump “gives the appearance of profiting from the presidency” when foreign governments decide to host events at the Trump International Hotel.