Preet Bharara gave all his evidence on Donald Trump to New York Attorney General before firing

Back when Donald Trump woke up one day in March and decided to ask forty-six U.S. Attorneys for their immediate resignations, many suspected that it was merely cover for getting rid of Preet Bharara in particular. He’d busted Russian and Turkish nationals with alleged connections to Trump, and was presumably going after Trump himself next. But Bharara refused to resign, buying him an extra day or two before being fired – and now we know why.

“I’m told by my source that Bharara took that time while still in office to collect and transfer all Trump files to [New York State Attorney General Eric] Schneiderman,” revealed Washington insider Claude Taylor today (link). This helps explain several things. One is why Preet Bharara bought himself an extra bit of time by refusing to abide by Trump’s request to resign; he needed that time to pull his accumulated evidence together and get it to Schneiderman. The other is why Schneiderman ended up hiring Bharara’s former right hand man Howard Master (NY Daily News) just ten days later, in a move that could not have been coincidental.

This also explains why Schneiderman is now reportedly bringing state level RICO charges against Trump and his associates (link). Preet Bharara had likely been working on a federal level RICO case against Trump at the time Trump fired him. So why would Bharara give the evidence to a state level official instead of a fellow federal official?

The short answer is that Donald Trump might end up finding a way to hinder or scuttle any federal prosecution brought against him, as he controls the Department of Justice and he can fire any U.S. Attorneys who might come after him. But there is nothing Trump can do to stop a state level case. And as Palmer Report has previously pointed out, Trump can’t pardon himself or his associates from any state level crimes or charges. Help fund Palmer Report


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12 Comments

  1. R.Turner on May 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    good I hope they throw his kids and his sil in first so he will quit the wh in embarrassment, then they can throw his big fat butt in jail too. I hope he loses every single cent he has and ends up poor and living in squalor.

  2. Tana on May 1, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you Bill for giving us all hope throughout this whole sham of a presidency.

  3. Claudia on May 1, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you Preet Bharara!!
    I don’t care why he did this but thank goodness for him! Smart man!
    And I hope he stays safe! I pray the New York, will make it stick!

  4. Scott Richmond on May 2, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I’m just curious, is there any way that the files Bharara turned over could later be ruled as inadmissible, and/or that the action of turning over the files could be found to be in violation of ethics rules or state or federal laws?

  5. jomama on May 2, 2017 at 1:06 am

    good news if true

  6. Gary Schneider on May 2, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I love your stuff man. Rad !! Super Cool !!

  7. Michele Traxel on May 2, 2017 at 4:38 am

    U are amazing! Watching spellbound in Canada. U, Claude and Louise, Schneiderman, Preet, and all the others fighting to stop the Trump shitfest, are true heroes of democracy.

  8. John on May 2, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Good job.
    There is no place for hatred in USA.
    I feel sorry for Mr. Bharara but I am sure he will use his Law Knowledge to bring Mr. Trump under the law to get justice for all.
    Good Luck Mr. Bahara

  9. Suzanne on May 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I hope this is true!!!!!!

  10. Betty Seed Woellner on May 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Trump is so stupid pissing off freaking high level Prosecutor’s. They are my new favorate people.

  11. BrianPDX on May 3, 2017 at 2:11 am

    An investigation of this magnitude would often involve both the state and federal agencies anyway but, in any case, this is a great move. We still have to get rid of Pence first based on his corruption as a governor and proven by the emails he is hiding. If not we are right where the GOP intended us to be: Pence in the Oval Office.

  12. Summerstorm on May 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    This is soooo awesome!

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