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- Stephen Pierce, Goldman Sachs Global Head of Equity Markets, To Retire
- Al Gore 'Not Very Smart,’ But Became Filthy Rich Using Simple Investing Formula - Charlie Munger
- U.S. Regulators, Lawmakers Support Volcker Rule Revamp at Hearing
- Morgan Stanley Opts for Frankfurt as New EU Hub
- A New Risk for Goldman, Morgan Stanley in Stress Tests (subsc reqd)
- A Trump Bump for Law Firm of President’s Lawyer - Kasowitz Benson Torres
- JPMorgan, BofA, Goldman, Citi, Wells Fargo Pass Fed's Stress Test
- Blackstone Stock Still Trading at $31 - Its IPO Price From 10 Years Ago
- NJ Resident and NY-Based Global FX Club Charged with Solicitation Fraud, Misappropriation - CFTC
- Senate Republicans Release Plan to Replace Obamacare - The Details
- Berkshire Hathaway Throws $1.5Bn Lifeline to Canada's Home Capital
- Inside Nomura: Day in the Life of a Junior Banker
- Inside Travis Kalanick’s Resignation as Uber’s C.E.O.
- Creative Planning, KS Investment Firm, Spurring Change on Wall Street
- SEC Obtains Judgment Against Attorney Who Defrauded Escrow Clients
- SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Stock Promoters in Market Manipulation Scheme
- Power Lunches and Dinners in New York, London, Washington
- Banks to Cut $1.2Bn in Research Spending, Analyst Jobs - McKinsey
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Preet Bharara Will Not Resign as U.S. Attorney - Report
Then again, if Bharara were to resign, President Trump and Attorney General Sessions could refuse to accept it - and refuse to accept the resignations submitted by other selected U.S. Attorneys.
Because it is not unusual for a new President to request the resignations of all U.S. Attorneys who were appointed by previous administrations (especially where a new party has taken office), who is in a position to say that it is inappropriate for Trump to ask that ALL attorneys resign - even those whom the President wishes to retain? To criticize the Trump administration - which CNN and other media outlets are doing - is short-sighted at best, or biased at worst.
That said, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who is the prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, will apparently refuse to submit his resignation. That could set up a showdown on Monday with the Justice Department. White House and DOJ officials have not yet commented on how, if at all, they will handle Mr. Bharara and any other federal prosecutor who refuses to resign.
The Southern District covers Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester and other counties north of New York City. The Eastern District of New York covers Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.