Warren slams Trump over US attorney's firing

Warren slams Trump over US attorney's firing
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness We are America's independent contractors, and we are terrified Fed's Brainard faces GOP pressure on climate stances MORE (D-Mass.) slammed President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report 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 SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE’s request.

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaNew year brings more liberated Joe Biden  After the loss of three giants of conservation, Biden must pick up the mantle Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage 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.