Once again the Democrats and their allies are screaming scandal where there is none. Claiming that the 46 US Attorneys asked to resign last week is somehow wrong or unusual. As Hans Von Spakovsky states:
In 2009, President Barack Obama asked for the resignation of George W. Bush-appointed U.S. Attorneys. When he replaced virtually all of them, it was treated as nothing out of the ordinary. That’s because it wasn’t. In March 1993 President Bill Clinton had Attorney General Janet Reno fire 93 of the 94 U.S. Attorneys appointed by the prior administration. (Only Michael Chertoff was retained, apparently at the request of Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J.) Again, there was no outrage over these firings.
Speaking of the 1993 resignation request letter, here is a copy of the March 23, 1993 letter sent to then US Attorney Jeff Sessions. Now Attorney General Sessions did not refuse to resign and forced himself to be fired. General Sessions was not grandstanding for the conservative base. And to be clear the request was immediate. As the letter states: “The President has asked me to request that United States Attorneys immediately submit letters of resignation, as has been asked of all Presidential appointees.”
Yet, Preet Bharara acted like he was wronged and refused. Why? As Von Spakovsky explains:
Like all of the other remaining Obama political appointees, he was asked to resign. Unlike all the others, he refused to do so.
The administration then did the most natural thing in the world: it dismissed him. Bharara broke the news himself, tweeting out that he had been fired almost as soon as he got off the telephone call with Main Justice. This little bit of political theatre is apparently calculated to raise his profile, his “cred” and perhaps his market value among the “Resist” wing of the Left.
I am told by a knowledgeable media source that Bharara is extremely ambitious. New York papers have speculated that he may be ramping up for a run for governor or mayor. Another former Justice Department source confirmed that Bharara “has grand political aspirations,” adding that he is also “extremely partisan.”
The most unfortunate part of this story is that the media is giving Preet any positive attention. Preet is not a martyr, but a political opportunist using the left’s fake news machine.