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Bharara hints in tweet that he was fired because he was investigating Trump

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is not going quietly along with the Trump administration’s plan to remove him from office.

On Sunday, TheHill.com reported, the Obama-appointed director of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York sent out a tweet comparing himself to a group of anti-corruption reformers who were fired because they got too close to exposing their governor’s corruption.

The Moreland Commission was established in July of 2013 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and charged with rooting out corruption in the state government. However, the group was disbanded by the governor within a year because, Reuters said, it was coming too close to exposing Cuomo’s own shady dealings.

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“Wow,” tweeted David Corn of Mother Jones. “Moreland Commission was created by Cuomo to probe NYS corruption & then disbanded by him. Is Bharara implying he was probing Trump?”

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ProPublica said, “Context: The Moreland Commission was on the trail of NY corruption…until Gov Cuomo killed it.”

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Bharara, who was known to be pursuing multiple lines of investigation against Fox News and his efforts at fighting Russian organized crime in the U.S. earned him a lifetime ban from entering Russia by Pres. Vladimir Putin.

Bharara was fired by Pres. Donald Trump on Saturday after he refused to comply with an order by Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions to resign.

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Here’s how Trump’s latest comments dredge up his nasty treatment of John McCain

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Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Wednesday, President Donald Trump once again made comments revealing he has little interest in treading sensitively around his feud with the late Sen. John McCain.

He lamented that fact that, during his first two years as president, he struggled to get the votes he wanted for his agenda because he only had 51 (initially 52) Republicans in the Senate.

"And sometimes, you know, they had a little hard time with a couple of them, right?" Trump added, referring to GOP senators who didn't bow to his will. “Fortunately they’re gone now. They have gone on to greener pastures. Or perhaps far-less-green pastures. But they are gone. They are gone ... I’m very happy they are gone.”

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Alabama is prosecuting a pregnant woman for manslaughter for being shot in the stomach — but not her shooter

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On Wednesday, AL.com reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, was indicted on manslaughter charges.

Her crime? Allegedly instigating a fight that led to her being shot in the stomach and losing her pregnancy. The woman who actually shot her, on the other hand — 23-year-old Ebony Jemison — is walking free after a grand jury rejected the case against her.

Immediately after the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from a fight over the baby's father and took place outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, in December, prosecutors announced their intention to charge Jones for having a miscarriage.

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Trump supporters shout down Hillary Clinton in Miami ahead of debate — even though she’s not there

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Supporters of President Donald Trump held a small rally outside of the Miami, Florida debate site, where they seemed to be confused about who was running in 2020.

According to NBC News reporter Allan Smith, the supporters had a megaphone where they were shouting "Lock her up!"

A few Trump supporters outside the debate hall in Miami chanting "lock her up" into a megaphone

— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 26, 2019

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