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US Attorney Preet Bharara fired by Trump administration

Even though Bharara could be reappointed, his inclusion in the list of all the other Obama appointees came as a surprise because after a meeting with Trump in November he told reporters that he had been asked to stay on as federal prosecutor or United States district attorney.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney James Tierney will serve as acting U.S. Attorney until President Trump makes a nomination and that person is confirmed by the Senate.

The Southern District of NY, the prominent post to which Obama appointed Bharara in 2009, includes the Manhattan and Bronx boroughs as well as neighboring areas just north of the city. "They ask for letters of resignation but the attorneys are allowed to stay on the job until their successor is confirmed". Career attorneys are to carry on the work until new U.S. attorneys are put in place, the Justice Department said.

"[Bharara's] office is preparing to try a group of former aides and associates of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in a wide-ranging bribery and bid-rigging case and has been investigating Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign fund-raising as part of an inquiry into whether he or other officials exchanged official acts for political donations".

The Justice Department announced Friday Sessions had asked for the resignation of all 46 remaining Obama administration USA attorneys. As such, Bharara prosecuted more than 12 state lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties, according to the AP.

U.S. Attorney Mark Green for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee could not be reached for comment.

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Montana's US Attorney Mike Cotter said he received a phone call from Acting Attorney General Dana Boente telling him "the president has directed this". "This saddens me because many of these people are great public servants and now they are being asked to leave".

Numerous federal prosecutors who were nominated by Mr Obama had already left their positions before the request, but some four dozen had stayed on in the first weeks of the Trump administration.

Sessions took perhaps a veiled swipe at their work in a memo earlier this week, saying that prosecutions for violent crime have been on the decline even as the number of murders has gone up.

"I gotta write that [resignation] letter".

Information from the Associated Press and Times files was used in this report.

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