A Manhattan federal prosecutor who says "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption announced he was fired Saturday after he refused a request a day earlier to resign.Federal prosecutors serve at the pleasure of the President. It may be an unwise and dickish move to fire them without replacements ready to go, but that's about all that it is. If you're a presidential appointee and the President wants you gone, then the civil thing to do is go.
Preet Bharara, 48, made the announcement on his personal Twitter account after it became widely known hours earlier that he did not intend to step down in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' request that leftover appointees of former President Barack Obama quit.
Making the President formally fire you would be as though your girlfriend tells you it's over, but you make her both get a restraining order and have the cops carry your happy ass out to the curb.
I kind of hope that the marshals dragged Bharara out of his office by his testicles.
(But I still hope they toss PharmaBro into a deep, dark hole.)