CNN Hires Preet Bharara, Former U.S. Attorney Fired By Trump

Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who was fired by President Trump after Trump promised to keep him on, has joined CNN as a senior legal analyst, according to Politico.

Bharara has become something of a well-known Trump critic since getting canned by the president back in March. A month after getting terminated, he joked about crowd sizes during a speech in an obvious dig at Trump, while also hitting the White House for hiding its visitor logs.

In June, he said that there was absolutely a case of obstruction of justice against POTUS. On top of that, Bharara has built up a large social media following and regularly criticizes the Trump administration on Twitter.

Bharara wasn’t the only former government employee/Trump critic that the network hired. According to Politico’s Michael Calderone, ex-Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub will now be a CNN contributor. Shaub stepped down from his post in July, stating at the time that the ethics program had been a “serious disappointment” in the Trump administration and that the US had become a “laughingstock.”

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