DOJ/LEGAL/OBAMA ADMIN/PREET BHARARA: “[M]ore than seven years after taking office, Mr. [Preet] Bharara, 48, finds himself on what appears to be the losing end of a quintessential political decision.

On Saturday, the Trump administration fired him after he refused to follow a Justice Department order to resign immediately. The order, which was issued on Friday and also applied to 45 other holdover United States attorneys who served under the Obama administration, came only a few months after Donald J. Trump, then the president-elect, had asked Mr. Bharara to stay in the job.”

-Benjamin Weiser, Ben Protess,, Mathew Goldman, and William K. Rashbaum, “Preet Bharara Shunned Politics. His End Was Tinged by Them.,” The New York Times onlline, March 12, 2017