Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's refusal to step down after a call for his resignation set up a public battle with President Donald Trump, who abruptly fired Wall Street's top enforcer on Saturday, months after asking him to remain in the post.
"I did not resign", he said. "Moments ago I was sacked", Bharara posted on his Twitter account on Saturday.
"President Trump's abrupt and unexplained decision to summarily remove over 40 U.S. Attorneys has once again caused chaos in the federal government and led to questions about whether the Justice Department's vital and non-partisan work will continue under Attorney General Sessions, as it must", New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said in a statement Saturday afternoon.
"As was the case in prior transitions, numerous United States attorneys nominated by the previous administration already have left the Department of Justice", Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.
Now-former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in NY is matching President Donald Trump at his Twitter game. Career attorneys are to carry on the work until new United States attorneys are put in place, the Justice Department said.
First Assistant U.S. Attorney James Tierney will serve as acting U.S. Attorney until President Trump makes a nomination and that person is confirmed by the Senate.
Impact of Brokerage Rating on American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP)
On the negative side, after more than two years of flat dividends, GE increased its dividend by only a cent to $0.23 per share. Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) Industrial Electrical Equipment has a Current Ratio of 2.1 with a Quick Ratio value of 1.8.
Tim Purdon, a former USA attorney for North Dakota in the Obama administration, recalled that President Barack Obama permitted Bush appointees to remain on until their successors had been appointed and confirmed.
On November 30, President Trump asked Mr. Bharara to stay on as the us attorney in Manhattan after the two met in NY.
"[Bharara's] office is preparing to try a group of former aides and associates of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in a wide-ranging bribery and bid-rigging case and has been investigating Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign fund-raising as part of an inquiry into whether he or other officials exchanged official acts for political donations". "This saddens me because many of these people are great public servants and now they are being asked to leave".
One U.S. attorney appointed by President George W. Bush - Rod Rosenstein of Maryland - remained on the job for the entire Obama administration and is the current nominee for deputy attorney general.
"I gotta write that [resignation] letter".