Fired US attorney joining CNN: report

Fired US attorney joining CNN: report
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Preet BhararaPreetinder (Preet) Singh BhararaPossibility of Trump pardoning himself sparks GOP pushback Admission that Trump dictated statement on Trump Tower meeting raises new questions Bharara: Trump allies ‘clearly getting a message’ from pardons 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 TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' 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 ShaubEx-White House ethics chief: Sarah Sanders tweet violates ethics laws Ex-ethics chief: Melania Trump's visit to migrant shelter a 'flim flam con job' State Dept's Facebook event on 'traveling with kids' wins scorn amid border crisis 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.