After Donald Trump was elected president, Preet Bharara, the US Attorney in Manhattan, received a number of "uncomfortable" phone calls from the incoming president.
After Bharara didn't return one of Trump's calls, Trump fired him.
Now Bharara has written a book, Doing Justice, in which he uses captivating stories from his many years as a federal prosecutor to shed light on the different ways the American justice system fails, succeeds, and sometimes, in the wrong hands, is subverted.
Though Trump is barely mentioned, the president looms large in the book's background and his behavior is implicitly critiqued as Bharara discusses the nuances of using "snitches," conducting fair investigations of high-profile figures, and making hard decisions about when and whether to actually bring federal charges.
I have a lot of questions for Bharara, and maybe you do, too? If so, put them in the comments and I'll try to use one or two of them tonight when I interview Bharara at The Neptune. The event is sold out, but it's being recorded for rebroadcast later so those who can't get in will be able to hear what he says.