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Preet Bharara: Trump Team’s ‘Helter-Skelter Incompetence’ Led to My Firing

Former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara said one month after being fired by President Trump that he was never told why the president changed his mind after initially stating that he intended to keep the Manhattan-based attorney on for his administration. The firing was “a direct example of the kind of uncertain helter-skelter incompetence, when it comes to personnel decisions and executive actions, that was in people’s minds when this out-of-the-blue call for everyone’s resignation letter came,” Bharara told The New York Times. He was among the 46 U.S. attorneys who were told to submit their resignations last month—a common move for new presidents, but complicated by the fact that Trump personally asked Bharara in November to stay at his post.