Bharara, Yates top Twitter list of most followed new political accounts
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Two officials fired by President Trump are in the top 10 of followed new political accounts of 2017.

Former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates top this year’s list of “Top Followed New U.S. Political Accounts on Twitter.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted out the top 10 list, which also includes White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Obama White House photographer Pete Souza.

Bharara, who has 552,000 followers, is an outspoken critic of Trump and frequently tweets his criticisms and jabs at the president.

Trump fired Bharara from his U.S. attorney post in March after he refused to resign.


Yates tweets less frequently than Bharara, but uses her account to blast Trump’s actions, and particularly to comment on the Russia investigation. She has 391,000 followers.


Yates was fired from her post as acting Attorney General in January after she refused to enforce Trump’s first travel ban.

The list also includes Obama foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes, Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha PowerSamantha Jane PowerObama UN ambassador: I'm 'filled with optimism & determination' after McCain's funeral Whatever happened to the 'unmaskings' probe? Former UN envoys urge Pompeo to restore funding for Palestinian aid agency MORE, Housing Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonBen Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh, accuser say they’re prepared to testify Report: A third of Ben Carson’s appointees have no housing experience MORE, Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosSupport for educational choice continues to grow Stand with veterans instead of predatory for-profit colleges Sessions: DOJ concerned about suppression of free speech on college campuses MORE and Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeMontana lawmakers cheer recommendation to ban mining north of Yellowstone Overnight Energy: Navajo coal plant to close | NC dam breach raises pollution fears | House panel to examine endangered species bills Navajo-owned coal plant to be shut down despite Interior push to keep open MORE.