US Attorney Preet Bharara was in-vestigating a key member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet when he was fired, media reported in mid March.
Bharara was looking into allega-tions that Tom Price, the Health and Human Services Secretary and the administration’s point man on efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, improperly traded healthcare stocks while he was a member of the House of Representatives.
As US attorney from the Southern District of New York, Bharara was re-portedly asked by then-President-elect Trump to stay on during his adminis-tration. Yet, Bharara was told by the Justice Deparment to leaveWhen he refused to go, was fired by the Trump administration. He has since joined the NYU school of law as a distinguished scholar in residence.