commented on Preet Bharara to Trump: Fuck You, I Won't Do What You Tell Me
Raindrop, you're correct that U.S. Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President, and they all routinely submit their resignations when there's a change of administration. But those resignations usually aren't taken up unless and until there's a replacement. Sid Lezak in Portland was U.S. Attorney in Portland for twenty years, under five Presidents from both parties. Firing Bharara is an issue because it demonstrates that a promise by Trump has the half-life of a goose fart on a muggy day, as John Fahey would say. The Times piece this morning said that Trump had promised Bharara the job because he was trying to make nice with Charles Schumer, and now doesn't feel like doing that. Another Trump aide mentioned in the article noted that Sean Hannity had called for his sacking because the Bharara's office was investigating Fox News for securities law violations (they never bothered to tell their shareholders about the millions they were paying to settle the sexual harassment suits against Roger Ailes - shit, they never even told the audit committee). Take your pick of theories, but it's evidence of instability that's not to be sniffed at.