Preet Bharara

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[I]n the tumult of this time, the question whose answer we should perhaps fear the most is the one evoked by that showdown: Are there still public servants who are prepared to say no to the president?feedback
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May 15 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Preet Bharara is associated, including Rahami and Reichberg. Most recently, Preet Bharara has been quoted saying: “EVERYONE who cares about independence & rule of law in America should be 'troubled by the timing and reasoning' of Comey firing. Period.” in the article Democrats charge Comey firing Nixonian, demand special prosecutor.
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Literally, no one was giving us an answer to that question. This guy gets better press than me. I do not think it is wise for a sitting president to try cultivating a personal telephonic relationship with a sitting U.S. attorney, especially one with a certain jurisdiction. I mean, either way.feedback

Evgeny Buryakov, in the guise of being a legitimate banker, gathered intelligence as an agent of the Russian Federation in New York. He traded coded messages with one of his Russian spy co-defendants, who sent the clandestinely collected information back to Moscow.feedback

I am honored to join the NYU School of Law, one of the great educational institutions in America, and I welcome the chance to contribute in such a thoughtful setting. I am thrilled for this opportunity to continue addressing the issues I so deeply care about – criminal and social justice, honest government, national security, civil rights, and corporate accountability, to name a few.feedback

The President-elect asked, presumably because he's a New Yorker and is aware of the great work that our office has done over the past seven years, asked to meet with me to discuss whether or not I'd be prepared to stay on as the United States attorney to do the work as we have done it, independently, without fear or favor, for the last seven years.feedback

I think now that he doesn't have this job anymore or won't have this job anymore, suit him up and bring him on because we need people like this in public service.feedback

If we're not bringing a certain kind of case, it's because the evidence is not there – pure and simple. I would suggest that some of these critics should go to law school and apply themselves and become prosecutors, and make the case that they think we should be making. Sometimes there's frustration, because the things that have happened don't rise to the level of criminal conduct. People are being jerks and stupid and greedy and negligent, but you can't pin a criminal case on them.feedback

Our efforts are bound to have a substantial deterrent effect on insider trading specifically, and perhaps on corporate corruption generally.feedback

I have never said that insider trading is the crime of the century. It has not been my personal focus. It's the focus of the press because there are a lot of wealthy people that like the reporting of it.feedback

We are not trying to criminalize ordinary politics. Just try not to steal our money.feedback

Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.feedback

One hallmark of justice is absolute independence, and that was my touchstone every day that I served.feedback

I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.feedback

I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Serving my country as U.S. Attorney here for the past seven years will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life, no matter what else I do or how long I live. One hallmark of justice is absolute independence, and that was my touchstone every day that I served. This Senate hearing on political interference @DOJ was 10 yrs ago today. Is that me in the background? Boy I've aged.feedback

He also asked that I stay on, and so I expect that I will be continuing to work at the southern district.feedback

I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Serving my country as U.S. Attorney here for the past seven years will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life, no matter what else I do or how long I live. One hallmark of justice is absolute independence, and that was my touchstone every day that I served.feedback

The President-elect asked, presumably because he's a New Yorker and is aware of the great work that our office has done over the past seven years, asked to meet with me to discuss whether or not I'd be prepared to stay on as the United States attorney to do the work as we have done it, independently, without fear or favor, for the last seven years. I mean, look – I care about public service. I care about honest government. I'm a prosecutor. I'm a lawyer. This is what I plan to do for a long time.feedback

As I joked, they've finally gotten over the fact that their Indian American son didn't become a doctor. But it took, you know, doing all of this before they finally realized, Okay, I guess it's not a bad gig.' . A lot of people in the country of my birth, for whatever reason, began to think that it was something having to do with me personally, even though had they inquired a little bit, would have discovered that this office brings cases based on the facts and the law. And it doesn't matter, you know, who you are and what you look like and where you're from.feedback

It is a very difficult thing to put a person in jail when they say 'I asked my lawyers to do the best they could and tell me what I'm supposed to do and they are independent and they were paid a fee'. So those are among the various obstacles you have.feedback

Everyone should understand that our motivation is always to do the right thing, and we don't pull our punches, and we don't care who you are.feedback

Wouldn't talk explicitly about public service, when we were growing up. But it was very clear that they thought it was important to give back. And maybe it's, you know, common for immigrant families who got so much from America that they think that.feedback

We had a good meeting. I said I would absolutely consider staying on. I agreed to stay on. He also asked that I stay on, and so I expect that I will be continuing.feedback

This Senate hearing on political interference @DOJ was 10 yrs ago today. Is that me in the background? Boy I've aged.feedback

I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired.feedback

I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. The president-elect asked, presumably because he's a New Yorker and is aware of the great work that our office has done over the past seven years, asked to met with me to discuss whether or not I'd be prepared to stay on as the United States attorney to do the work we have done, independently, without fear or favor for the last seven years.feedback

We had a good meeting. I said I would absolutely consider staying on. I agreed to stay on. I have already spoken to Senator Sessions, who as you know is the nominee for attorney general. He also asked that I stay on, and so I expect that I will be continuing to work at the southern district.feedback

We had a good meeting. I said I would absolutely consider staying on. I agreed to stay on.feedback

He also asked that I stay on, and so I expect that I will be continuing.feedback

Today, we have charged Juan Thompson with allegedly stalking a former romantic interest by, among other things, making bomb threats in her name to Jewish Community Centers and to the Anti-Defamation League. Threats of violence targeting people and places based on religion or race – whatever the motivation – are unacceptable, un-American, and criminal.feedback

John and Derek Galanis conspired to have more than $70 million worth of stock issued, hiding Jason Galanis' control of those shares, so that they could cash out at the expense of unwitting victim investors.feedback

The government, through this action and settlement, has made Deutsche Bank admit to its actions designed to avoid taxes.feedback

The hard-earned pension savings of New Yorkers should never serve as a vehicle for corrupt, personal enrichment.feedback

There are no allegations of wrongdoing by the governor anywhere in this complaint. That's all I'm going to say.feedback

For his alleged acts of terror, Rahami will now face justice in a federal courthouse just blocks south of where he allegedly planted his bombs.feedback

Undeniably from time to time, there are people who are not living up to the standards of their jobs.feedback

That is true in business; that is true, God help us, in Albany; that is true sometimes in police departments. People should be held accountable.feedback

The court essentially changed the law. We think that's naive.feedback

They got, in effect, a private police force for themselves and their friends.feedback

If proven, today's charges will confirm that the cancer of corruption that plagues too many local and state governments infects the United Nations as well.feedback

As alleged, Liberty Reserve deliberately operated in a way to attract and aid criminals who wished to use digital currency to break the law to launder the proceeds of their crimes.feedback

The fraudulent conduct alleged in today's complaint was spectacularly brazen in scope. This lawsuit should send another clear message that reckless lending practices will not be tolerated.feedback

Applicants, mostly in the Russian-Jewish community, were recruited to provide copies of their identification documents, birth certificates and passports, in exchange for a promise of money from a fund relating to the war.feedback

It should be a wake-up call for every hedge fund manager and every Wall Street trader and every corporate executive who is even thinking about engaging in insider trading. As the defendants in this case have now learned the hard way, they may have been privy to a lot of confidential information, but there was one secret they did not know: that we were listening.feedback

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