Trump fires prominent US prosecutor for refusing to step down

Trump fires prominent US prosecutor for refusing to step down

Controversial US President Donald Trump has continued to stir the hornets nest and this time, he has reportedly fired a prominent US prosecutor for refusing to step down.

The sacking of New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was first made known on Twitter raising questions about Trump’s ability to fill top jobs throughout his government.

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Recall that Bharara told reporters in November that Trump had asked him to stay in his post, and he refused to resign when asked to do so by the Justice Department on Friday. He said he was fired on Saturday afternoon.

“Serving my country as U.S. Attorney here for the past seven years will forever be the greatest honour of my professional life, no matter what else I do or how long I live,” Bharara said in a press statement.

The sacking of Bharara now adds a discordant note to what is normally a routine changing of top attorneys when a new president takes office in the United States of America.

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