Friday, March 10, 2017

Reports that U. S. Attorney Preet Bharara Has Been Fired?

   Reports are coming in that 46 U.S. Attorney's from all over the country have been asked to resign by the new administration. All 46 are holdovers from the Obama administration, and as is the right of a new president to ask for the termination of any person from the previous administration. 

   What makes this all to interesting is that Prett Bharara who met with new President Donald Trump and was asked by President Trump to stay on is one of the 46 U. S. Attorneys that have been asked to resign according to news reports. 

   It was U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara who had an official long conversation with current NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio just recently on questions of fundraising by the mayor. Mayor de Blasio seemed to have come out of the discussion O.K. with reporters no longer asking him questions about his fund raising exploits.  

   Over three weeks ago at the Grand Re-Opening of the Bronx Republican Party headquarters possible Republican Mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis said that he would make an announcement concerning his candidacy for mayor in a few weeks. Mr. Catsimatidis also mentioned that he was good friends with President Donald Trump. 

   Wednesday Night at the Bronx Republican Party Dinner John Catsimatidis was a guest speaker. Since the Bronx GOP Dinner would be a suitable place to announce his candidacy for mayor, I was able to ask Mr. Catsimatidis if he was indeed going to be candidate for Mayor Catsimatidis. I and the entire audience were told that he would announce in a few weeks what his decision would be. I got the feeling that night that Mayor Bill de Blasio was not going to be indicted by the U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for anything. 

   Fast forward a few days and the announcement that the new administration has called for the resignation of 46 U. S. Attorney's, with one of them being Preet Bharara makes me wonder, and should make Mayor Bill de Blasio a little worried. I guess we are going to have to wait and see how this plays out now, and when John Catsimatidis announces his intention to run for mayor, if indeed he does. The new U.S. Attorney who replaces Preet Bharara could be ready for Mayor de Blasio just in time before the November general election. Imagine that, a hint of or even an indictment right before the general election. Where did we see that one before?

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