Not long ago, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharaha, was fired after not resigning when asked to by Donald Trump.
According to CNN:
“The investigation of possible ties between members of the Trump campaign team and Russian officials, and the President’s claim that he was wiretapped in Trump Tower on orders of President Obama, will all lead back to the Southern District of New York.
In the end, President Trump has undoubtedly decided that he wants his own pick rather than the choice of Senate adversary Chuck Schumer in place as the top federal prosecutor in New York.”
Trump firing Bharara looks sketchy, to say the least, and it probably wasn’t a very wise move on his part because it left the former US Attorney and those who worked with him open for new jobs, and it’s about to come back and bite Trump in the ass.
According to The Hill:
“New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a vocal critic of President Trump, has hired a prosecutor who served under fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to focus on public corruption cases, including those involving the Trump administration, according to a Wall Street Journal report.”
Schneiderman’s spokesman Eric Soufer said:
“[He] will be working on a wide range of civil and criminal investigations and enforcement matters, including public corruption, complex civil litigation.”
With The Hill reporting:
“Schneiderman has a history with Trump, including a fraud lawsuit in 2013 over the billionaire’s now-defunct real estate school, Trump University.”
Let’s just say that things aren’t looking to good for Trump right at the moment. Between FBI Director James Comey basically calling Trump a liar in regards to the wiretapping claims he put on Twitter, to the fact that a prosecutor who worked directly with someone he just fired was just hired to literally go after him, the president may be one Twitter fit away from a total meltdown.
The next few months are certain to be very interesting.
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