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US Attorney Bharara may force Trump administration to fire him after refusing Sessions’ demand he resign

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Update: Justice Department fires US Attorney Preet Bharara of New York after refusal to resign

Despite a Friday demand from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that 46 U.S. Attorneys resign immediately, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has refused to comply and might force Sessions to fire him.

According to the Daily Beast, Preet Bharara, who is overseeing several major investigations — including one involving Fox News sexual harassment settlements — has indicated he won’t step aside.

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On Friday, 46 U.S. Attorneys received a letter demanding their resignations, with Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Flores confirming Sessions expected them to clear out before the weekend.

According to sources within U.S. Attorney’s office in New York, Bharara has not submitted his letter and has yet to speak with staffers. A source within his office stated that Bharara told his section chiefs that he may force Sessions to fire him instead.

The mass firing of the U.S. Attorneys came just hours after Fox News host Sean Hannity editorialized that the current Republican administration needs to “purge” all the holdovers from the Obama White House in order to stop leaks.

The  possible firing of the high-profile New York U.S. Attorney comes weeks after the Trump administration took heat for firing acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend Trump’s travel ban that was eventually tossed out by a federal court.

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‘Get over it’: Trump’s chief of staff reveals Ukraine quid pro quo — but insists it’s just ‘politics’ as usual

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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted that President Donald Trump held up Ukraine aid to pressure the country to investigate a conspiracy theory.

Mulvaney, who is also the White House budget director, told reporters Thursday that Trump's desire to investigate his belief that a DNC computer server was hidden in Ukraine was part of the reason congressionally approved military aid was held up.

However, he insisted that did not represent a quid pro quo arrangement.

"We do that all the time, get over it," Mulvaney said. "Politics is going to be involved in foreign policy, elections do have consequences."

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Trump chief of staff announces G7 will be held at Trump’s golf course

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President Donald Trump will have next year's G7 meeting at his own golf course in Doral, Florida, chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday.

In announcing that the G7 meeting will be held at the Trump National Doral Miami, Mulvaney insisted that the president will not personally profit from holding the meeting there and claimed that it was simply the "best" place to hold the summit.

Mulvaney deflected reporters' questions about using the G7 summit to boost the golf resort's brand name by saying that the Trump brand name is already widely known throughout the world and doesn't need a G7 meeting to make it stronger.

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Trump EU ambassador’s testimony was loaded with ‘extra-damning’ omissions: NYU Law professor

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Ryan Goodman, a professor at New York University School of Law, believes that Trump-appointed European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland's prepared testimony before Congress featured several omissions of events that he believes will lead investigators to damaging evidence against President Donald Trump.

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