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"You Can't Fire the Rule of Law": Warren Joins Chorus Blasting US Attorney's Firing

"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."

U.S. Attorney in New York Preet Bharara was fired Saturday after refusing to comply with the Trump administration's abrupt request to resign. (Photo: Reuters)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was among those raising questions on Sunday over the firing of U.S. attorney Preet Bharara, accusing President Donald Trump of getting rid of Bharara for political reasons and warning him that he won't replace "real prosecutors with cronies without a massive fight."

The senator voiced her objections in a series of tweets Sunday morning:

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) raised similar concerns Sunday during an interview with ABC's "This Week."

The Huffington Post reported:

"Just not very long ago, the president was saying that he was going to keep the U.S. attorney there in New York. And then, suddenly, he's, I guess, changed his mind. I'm just curious as to why that is," Cummings said. "And certainly, there's a lot of questions coming up as to whether Mr. Trump is—President Trump is concerned about the jurisdiction of this U.S. attorney and whether that might affect his future."

A group of ethics watchdogs sent Bharara a letter recently, asking him to investigate whether Trump's conflicts of interest: 

Democracy 21, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the Campaign Legal Center request that you undertake an investigation to determine if the Trump Organization LLC, the Trump Organization, Inc., and any related Trump businesses based in the Southern District of New York are receiving payments and financial benefits from foreign governments that benefit President Donald Trump and that do not comply with Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, the “Foreign Emoluments Clause.”

Cummings confirmed Sunday that he believed there could be a connection between this call for an investigation and Trump's decision to get rid of Bharara, who is known as an aggressive prosecutor. 

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