Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bharara's Last Stand

Preet Bharara's self-proclaimed martyrdom at the hands of Trump is attracting sympathetic rhetoric from his fellow Democrats, and indifference from Republicans.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/266082/good-riddance-preet-bharara-daniel-greenfield





http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2017/03/preet-bharara-is-out-of-a-job-will-he-run-for-another-110295

Bharara's theatrics may have gotten him momentary sympathy, but he's unlikely to be able to convert it into further political momentum to launch a career in politics. Previous US attorneys for Manhattan like Rudy Giuliani and James Comey have managed to parlay their stints as a springboard into higher political office - Giuliani was subsequently elected Mayor of New York, while James Comey went on to become Director of the FBI. Bharara lacks the political base to pursue a career in politics, nor has he cultivated the connections to get a higher appointment. Perhaps he thought he was going out in a blaze of glory, but in the end he only made himself look narcissistic and unprofessional.

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