Two years ago, President Trump requested the resignation of 46 United States Attorneys.
That’s not unusual for a new president. But some were surprised at how abrupt the move was.
Among them was Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara had been the top prosecutor in that office since 2009. During his time there, that team toppled wealthy financial titans through insider trading cases, convicted powerful and corrupt politicians at the New York state capital, jailed terrorists, and more.
After leaving the Southern District Office, Bharara has gone on to teach at New York University’s school of law and to host his own podcast — Stay Tuned With Preet. And now he’s written a book: Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law.
Preet Bharara joins the Morning Shift ahead of his WBEZ event Thursday night.