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Preet Bharara Says He Too Was Made 'Uncomfortable' by Trump's Contact Attempts

12 June 2017

A naturalized U.S. citizen born in India, Bharara, who was a former United States attorney in the southern district of NY, said in a Saturday television interview that "there is absolutely evidence to begin a case" of obstruction of justice against the President, reports Sputnik.

"On other hand, I think a lot of people will tell you that the president himself sometimes makes accusations that turn out not to be true - I think he seems to have done that in a tweet this morning", Bharara continued.

He added that during President Barack Obama's tenure, Obama never called him directly.

"To this day I have no idea why I was sacked", Preet Bharara said during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on "ABC News This Week" on June 11.

Trump phoned "to check in" two days before the inauguration and again in March.

Bharara also recounted how he was sacked by Trump after refusing to take an "inappropriate" phone call from the president. Trump fired him the next day.

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"It appeared he was trying to cultivate some kind of relationship", Bharara said of Trump, cited by the Washington Examiner. So this argument that one keeps hearing on the TV shows that the mere fact that the President can fire an official at will does not solve the problem, the former top prosecutor said.

In all, Trump telephoned Bharara three times between December and March, the ex-prosecutor said Sunday. "It's a very weird and peculiar thing". Tammy Duckworth simply said that Comey's testimony "should concern any American who respects the basic rule of law, and Ed Markey called for any tapes to be "immediately" given to Special Counsel".

Indian-American prosecutor Preet Bharara who was sacked by Donald Trump's administration in March, has said that said there were "absolute evidence" to begin a case for obstruction of justice against the President, the media reported. "It was a little bit uncomfortable, but he was not the President, he was only the President-elect", Bharara said.

Bharara also said he thinks Comey told the truth under oath while testifying to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. Bharara said hypothetically there is the authority to investigate all sorts of interests relating to a President which is why there are strict guidelines in place about what can or cannot be talked about.

"To drain a swamp you need an Army Corps of Engineers, experts schooled in service and serious goal, not do-nothing, say-anything neophyte opportunists who know a lot about how to bully and bluster but not so much about truth, justice and fairness", he said.

Preet Bharara Says He Too Was Made 'Uncomfortable' by Trump's Contact Attempts