Cross-posted to TRUMP LIE OF THE DAY and FIRING US ATTORNEYS and JEFF SESSIONS threads...
So we now know that (1) Jeff Sessions perjured himself - a felony - in testimony to Congress when he pledged to keep Bharara and, (2) Donald Trump lied when after meeting Bahara recently promised in public to keep Bharara on, and that one of the nation's most respected prosecutors is gone. In a perfect world Sessions would be criminally charged, go to jail, be impeached, and be disbarred, and of course Trump already meets the criteria for Congress to remove him, but obviously they will get away with it:
BREAKING: Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing To Resign
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said on Saturday that he had been fired after he refused to comply with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' order directing Obama-appointed U.S. attorneys to resign.
...“I did not resign,” Bharara said on Twitter. “Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life...” President Trump met with Bharara soon after the election and had asked him to stay on...(On Friday) Bharara asked for clarity about whether the requests for resignations applied to him, given his previous conversation with Trump, and did not immediately get a definitive answer, according to a person familiar with the exchange...Two people close to Trump said the president’s chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and Attorney General Jeff Sessions want a clean slate of federal prosecutors and are unconcerned about any perception that the White House appears to have changed its mind about Bharara...