March 13, 2017 3:13 am -

Media Matters reports:

President Donald Trump’s decision to fire U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara happened as Bharara’s office was reportedly probing Fox News over its alleged failure to inform shareholders about repeated settlements for allegations of sexual harassment and assault by former Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes and other executives against female employees. Reports indicate Trump may pick one of Ailes’ former lawyers to replace Bharara. …

CNNMoney: “Fox News Under Federal Investigation Over Ailes Settlement Payments.” CNN senior media reporter Dylan Byers reported on February 15 that the Justice Department had for months been investigating Fox News over failing to inform shareholders about settlements with employees who had pressed charges against Ailes for sexual harassment:

Raw Story picked up on a telling tweet:

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is not going quietly along with the Trump administration’s plan to remove him from office.

On Sunday, reported, the Obama-appointed director of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York sent out a tweet comparing himself to a group of anti-corruption reformers who were fired because they got too close to exposing their governor’s corruption.

Crooks & Liars captured video of Rep. Elijah Cummings thinking the same thing:

Bharara headed five prosecutions that shook up New York, but is seen by many who follow financial corruption as too easy on Wall Street

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