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Bharara Agrees to Continue as U.S. Attorney After Obama’s Term

  • Trump asks prosecutor to remain after high-profile convictions
  • Bharara’s decision is said to take his office by susprise
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Preet Bharara Agrees to Stay on as U.S. Attorney

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Preet Bharara will stay on as the U.S. attorney in Manhattan next year, the prosecutor said Wednesday after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

Bharara, a Democrat who has won a string of high-profile convictions for offenses ranging from insider trading to political corruption, was appointed to the job in 2009 by President Barack Obama. U.S. attorneys customarily offer letters of resignation when a new president is inaugurated, particularly if the new president is from the opposing party.