Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired

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Media Outlet: ProPublica

Jesse Eisinger wrote for ProPublica on the role of Marc Kasowitz -- President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in the Russia investigation -- and the firing of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York:

Kasowitz’s claimed role in the Bharara firing appears to be a sign that the New York lawyer has been inserting himself into matters of governance and not just advising the president on personal legal matters.


Jesse Eisinger was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, and is the author of The Chickenshit Club—an inside reference to prosecutors who were too scared of failure and too daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs. He is a senior reporter at ProPublica and writes a regular column for the New York Times’ Dealbook section.