U.S. Attorney Bharara Expected to Stay on Under Trump Presidency

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The man who has built his reputation on fighting corruption in Albany is expected to keep his job under Donald Trump’s presidency.

The New York Times reports that after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara intends to remain in office.

In a written statement, U.S. Senator from New York Charles Schumer said:

“President-elect Trump called me last week and asked me what I thought about Preet Bharara continuing his role as U.S. Attorney. I told him I thought Preet was great, and I would be all for keeping him on the job and fully support it. I am glad they met and am glad Preet is staying on. He’s been one of the best U.S Attorneys New York has ever seen.” 

Bharara once served as chief counsel to Schumer.

In his time as U.S. Attorney, Bharara’s office won convictions of former Speaker of the State Assembly Sheldon Silver and former State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos on corruption charges.

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