Preet Bharara Speaks Out: ‘To This Day, I Have No Idea Why I Was Fired’ by Trump
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara spoke out on ABC’s This Week this morning in his first TV interview since being fired by President Donald Trump.
Bharara first spoke with George Stephanopoulos about James Comey‘s testimony last week, saying there is “absolutely evidence” to begin a case on potential obstruction of justice.
He said that on the question of credibility and truthfulness, more people would be likely to side with Comey over the president who’s made many “unsubstantiated” claims in the past.
Bharara also pushed back on the argument some have been making that Trump was perfectly within his purview as president to fire the head of the FBI, saying there is “no basis to say there’s no obstruction.”
And then Stephanopoulos asked Bharara about calls he has gotten from Trump––before and after he became president. Bharara talked about his “very unusual phone calls” with Trump before January 20th and said that he didn’t feel it was appropriate to take a call from Trump after he was sworn in.
A day later he was asked to resign, and while there is some speculation as to the actual reason, he told Stephanopoulos, “To this day, I have no idea why I was fired.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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