Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > World > WH dubs Bharara’s firing as 'standard operating procedure'

WH dubs Bharara’s firing as 'standard operating procedure'

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Washington: The White House has defended the firing of high-profile India-born prosecutor Preet Bharara and seeking of resignation of 45 other attorneys who were appointed by the previous administration, saying this was "standard operating procedure".

"This is a standard operating procedure for a new administration around this time to ask for the resignation of all the US attorneys," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at his daily news conference.

He made the remarks while responding to questions on firing of Bharara after he refused to resign following the Department of Justice's order asking him and 45 other attorneys, who were appointed by former President Barack Obama, to quit. "We had most of them -- or a good chunk of them had already submitted their resignation letters. This is just the final swath of individuals who had not at this time. But this is common practice of most administrations," Spicer argued.

He said President Trump had wanted to call Bharara to thank him for his service.

"The President was calling to thank him for his service. This is, a standard action that takes place in most administrations," he said.

COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
 
Email:    
Comments:
 
 
I am a robust, healthy man in my early thirties.
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)You have a good chance of improving your image at your work place by coming up with a neat solution to a problem. In your business if you wish to make optimum use of your capital cut some wasteful expenditure and improve productivity. For Property issues wait for a more opportune time.
- Advertising -
We’ve all heard about leukaemia and know that it
Master the art of journal writing as Aakriti Patn
Don’t start your day on the wrong foot. Aakriti P
Read More