Preet Bharara said Saturday he was fired “moments ago” after refusing to agree to a Trump Justice Department demand that he and 45 other U.S. attorneys submit their resignations.
In a tweet, he reiterated that he did not resign his post as one of the nation’s top federal prosecutors.
“I did not resign,” Bharara said in a tweet. “Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.”