Warren goes on tweetstorm over Trump firing of Preet Bharara

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sunday went on a tweetstorm against President Trump a day after he fired a top federal prosecutor in New York.

Warren suggested that Preet Bharara was fired because he “had authority over Trump Tower.”

“Preet Bharara had authority over Trump Tower. [Trump] called him directly, breaching protocol. 24 hrs later he was asked to resign,” Warren tweeted, referring to Trump’s reported phone call to the attorney Thursday, which broke rules prohibiting sitting U.S. attorneys from speaking with the president.

Bharara was one of 46 U.S. attorneys across the country who had been asked by the Trump administration to resign Friday afternoon.

He refused to resign, setting up a public stand off with the Trump administration. A day later, he announced via Twitter that he had been fired.

“[Trump] talked a big game about getting corruption out of gov. But he wants a bunch of tame prosecutors who won’t investigate him,” Warren wrote.

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She added: “GOP & Dems respect Preet Bharara as a fearless prosecutor who stands up to both parties & Wall Street. I guess that’s why Trump fired him.” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Sunday also suggested Bharara’s firing could be related to potential investigations of Trump.

The Democratic senator promised a “massive fight” during the confirmation of Trump’s nominees for U.S. attorney.

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