The day before the Prosecutor of Manhattan (new York) of Bharara Preet (Preet Bharara) and 45 of its employees asked to resign, he telephoned US President Donald trump. This Bharara told ABC News, noting that the phone he did not, as it believes such phone conversations one-on-one (without the participation of the attorney General) irrelevant.
“Still have no idea why I was fired”, — he stressed.
On 11 March it was reported that Bharara who refused to voluntarily resign, was dismissed by the decision of the U.S. justice Department. According to U.S. media, the persistence of the official was caused by the promise of Donald trump to save his post in November 2016.
On 10 March, the administration trump ordered to retire 46 the Federal prosecutors appointed under the presidency of Barack Obama.
Bharara represented the prosecution in the courts in cases of Russians Viktor bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving long prison terms in the United States. The day after his dismissal, March 12, lawyer bout Alexey Tarasov said the Prosecutor’s office refused to file objections against the revision of his case to the U.S. Supreme court. If the petition is satisfied, the court will only consider the arguments of protecting Russians.