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Re: Was U.S. Atty Preet Bharara fired for Investigating Tom Price?

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rk9152 wrote:  Can we drop all this Wall Street nonsense. Hillary was probably more in the pocket of Wall Street. As to Bhara, I can't see the objection. All Presidents replace many appointees from the former Administration.

The topic's not about Wall Street generally and not at all about Clinton although your attempt at unrelated distraction is commendable.  

 

It's about Tom Price & whether he traded health-industry stocks illegally when he was a member of Congress & whether Bharara was investigating Price for that.  (Read the whole article; there's plenty of "smoke" there.)  Speculation is that's the actual reason for Bharara's firing which occurred after Trump had asked him if he'd stay on. 

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gruffstuff wrote:

Maybe ............... could also be Republicans want to put foxes in charge of guarding the hen house.

 

Big business is set to make a lot of money at the expense of the public, working people, old people, the sick.

 

Can't have someone taking on Wall Street while Wall Street is taking on the American people.


You noticed you old curmudgeon, you.

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Re: Was U.S. Atty Preet Bharara fired for Investigating Tom Price?

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IF_IF_IF law enforcement officials were not political appointees this kind of thing would not have legs and separation of powers would be maintained....no matter which party [lc intended and deliberate] was in office.

 

As a matter of legal ethics, where is the ABA in all this and why haven't I seen them weigh in?  Anybody know?

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Re: Was U.S. Atty Preet Bharara fired for Investigating Tom Price?

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Don't have any problem seeing he was fired for his investigation into Price and stock trades.

 

Where is the great outcry for most of Trump nominees being in bed with Russia, or Not enough coffee being on the board of Goldman Sachs.

 

Frozen

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rk9152:  Can we drop all this Wall Street nonsense. Hillary was probably more in the pocket of Wall Street. As to Bhara, I can't see the objection. All Presidents replace many appointees from the former Administration.

 

Of course we can "drop all this Wall Street nonsense". It would ease the heartburn if we just turned out the lights and left the roaches to their business unmolested. Not gonna happen though.

Lots of other "nonsense" some people wish would be dropped too, but that's not going to happen either. The right may as well get used to it that the rocks are going to be lifted relentlessly on the Trump administration until everything under them comes slithering out. It's going to get really interesting.

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Can we drop all this Wall Street nonsense. Hillary was probably more in the pocket of Wall Street. As to Bhara, I can't see the objection. All Presidents replace many appointees from the former Administration.

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Maybe ............... could also be Republicans want to put foxes in charge of guarding the hen house.

 

Big business is set to make a lot of money at the expense of the public, working people, old people, the sick.

 

Can't have someone taking on Wall Street while Wall Street is taking on the American people.

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Was U.S. Atty Preet Bharara fired for Investigating Tom Price?

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The firing of Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York was a surprise since Trump earlier had asked Bharara if he would stay on as U.S. Attorney.  Could the firing have to do with a Bharara investigation of Tom Price?  

 

Relayed to Truthdig by a person familiar with the office: 

 

  • "Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for investments he made while serving in Congress. The Georgia lawmaker traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health-related companies, even as he voted on and sponsored legislation affecting the industry.
  • Price testified at the time that his trades were lawful and transparent. Democrats accused him of potentially using his office to enrich himself. One lawmaker called for an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, citing concerns Price could have violated the STOCK Act, a 2012 law signed by President Obama that clarified that members of Congress cannot use nonpublic information for profit and requires them to promptly disclose their trades.
  • The investigation of Price’s trades by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, which hasn’t been previously disclosed, was underway at the time of Bharara’s dismissal, said the person."

much more at:  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/fired_attorney_preet_bharara_investigating_hhs_secretary_tom_pri...

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