Donald Trump has gotten away with – for now at least – illegally firing U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in an attempt at avoiding criminal prosecution. But that doesn’t mean Trump can shut Bharara up. In fact the infamous firing has propelled Bharara, who had previously only been known in legal circles, into a prominent and respected political commentator. Suffice it to say that Preet Bharara isn’t feeling any New Years cheer toward Trump.
On Saturday evening, a random Twitter troll falsely accused Bharara of not liking Trump due to some incoherent conspiracy theory. Bharara promptly fired back: “No, I criticize President Trump, as is my right in free America, for lying, undermining democracy, and threatening the rule of law. Thanks for your opinion, which I also think is nonsense and BS. Touché.”
After Donald Trump told the New York Times that he has an “absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department,” Bharara retorted with “No, but you do have the right to remain silent.”
Thus far Donald Trump has fired Preet Bharara, FBI Director James Comey, Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, and several others in an attempt at fending off his own criminal scandals. With Special Counsel Robert Mueller now breathing down Trump’s neck, and four of Trump’s advisers having already been arrested in the scandal, suffice it to say that Trump’s tactics haven’t worked.
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