Rep. Elijah Cummings Suggests Trump Fired Judge To Avoid investigation
Rep. Elijah Cummings suggests Trump fired judge to avoid investigation
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On Sunday, Representative Elijah Cummings suggested that President Donald Trump’s move this weekend to fire U.S. attorney Preet Bharara was motivated by a desire to avoid a corruption investigation.
On Friday, Trump asked asked 46 U.S. attorneys who had been appointed by President Barack Obama to resign. While it’s not unusual for new presidents to want to fill these positions with their own people, the sudden nature of the move was surprising. What’s more, Bharara refused to resign, forcing Trump to fire him instead, as he explained …