Oh, Donald Trump.
You really can’t help yourself, can you?
You may remember a big story a few weeks back about how The Donald’s administration had fired a TON of U.S. Attorneys, including a man named Preet Bharara, who at the time had been the federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York with a jurisdiction over Manhattan — Trump’s home.
It was a shocker considering that initially, Trump had specifically asked Bharara to stay on as a U.S. Attorney back in January, only to then pull the plug weeks later and deciding to up and fire the prosecutor with no warning.
Now, we might know a little more about why.
Just as was the case with Trump apparently trying to exert undue influence over James Comey in a bid to get the FBI head to stop investigating Michael Flynn and the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia, it appears the Prez might have been trying to exert the same influence over Bharara!!
As a federal prosecutor, Bharara knows he absolutely should not be talking to — or having any kind of relationship with — the President of the United States. (In case there’s a need one day for Bharara to prosecute him, the attorney and Trump can not get chummy.)
Trump doesn’t know shit about that, though — or if he does, he flat out doesn’t care.
Watch this interview that Bharara just gave Sunday morning on ABC News‘ This Week (below):
Former US Attorney @PreetBharara recounts “very unusual” calls with Trump: “There has to be some kind of arms-length relationship.” pic.twitter.com/eviG27YT53
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 11, 2017
Nothing outwardly illegal at this point — but certainly highly ill-advised and unethical, and perhaps worse.
What’s lurking beneath?? And what does Trump have to say about all this?
Nothing, of course (below):
I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2017
Ol’ Donald, still as crazy and dumpy as ever.
…And still tweeting away like a nincompoop.
When do we get a real President again?