There’s not much more Donald Trump can do to Preet Bharara, now that he’s already fired the respected U.S. Attorney for reportedly coming too close to investigating him. But there’s still plenty that Bharara, now a private citizen, can do to Trump. He’s had quite a lot of thoughtful things to say on Twitter since his firing. Now he’s weighing in on Trump’s next FBI Director.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio. has occasionally pushed back against Donald Trump’s antics and scandals but has then tended to sheepishly fall back in line. When Trump floated the name of Republican Senator John Cornyn as a possibility for the next FBI Director, and then the media asserted that Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy was also under consideration, Rubio decided to play cheerleader. But that prompted Bharara to step in.
The exchange on Twitter ended up going like this:
A radical thought — to preserve independence, remove politics/partisanship at FBI maybe a loyal partisan politician shouldn't be in charge https://t.co/kEyZzmNJaB
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) May 13, 2017
And so while Preet Bharara is probably never going to publicly lash out at Donald Trump in the kind of emotional or angry manner which many others in his position might do, he continues to use his newfound Twitter perch to try to thoughtfully push back against Trump and his antics whenever he thinks it’s appropriate. If only Donald Trump himself were willing to use a tool like Twitter in that kind of manner. Help fund Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report