UPDATE: NY Times reports here that Bharara is refusing to resign!
PB is refusing to go gently into that good night. Pardon us a moment while we offer PB some private advice.
(sotto voce: PB, buddy. You can't do this. We mean, the man is a nut and incompetent and not fit to be dog catcher in Queens, but like some judges we both know in the SDNY, you have to respect the office if not the man/woman who holds it. And DJT is president. And in our humble legal opinion, you serve at the pleasure of the president, even if he is the worst out of the 45...even including Taylor, Tyler, Andrew Johnson, Harding and Hoover. You can't just stay. They will arrest you for trespass and interference with a governmental institution. And the guidelines with enhancements...oy. You've made your point. You read the blog. You're fighting the power. Now pack up the desk, and the paperweight, and the flag, and get out while you can.)
45 and his Rusky contact/AG Jeff Vladirmirovich Sessions sacked all remaining US Attorneys Friday afternoon, including Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the
45 had previously met with Bharara in November, and assured him and Sen Chuck Schumer that Bharara would stay in the sensitive and powerful position.
But that was then.
And this is now.
And certain men's words are not their bonds.
Just by pure happenstance, Fox news propagandist Sean Hannity gave a rousing diatribe the night before, urging the president to purge the traitors in his midst, including all the holdover US Attorneys appointed by Barack Obama.
It's reassuring to know that important policy decisions are being made by the White House after long and careful and deliberative thought, and not by the spontaneous reactions of an impetuous nincompoop whose emotions are ruled by the cable TV news shows he watches.
From Occupied America, Fight the Power.