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Bharara being drafted for war on Trump

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

Preet Bharara is seeing all the texts, phone calls and DMs urging him to run for New York attorney general, including from some top operatives and Democratic donors. He's hearing it from people coming up to him on the street. And though Bharara is leaning against making a play for the job, according to three people close to him, the onetime powerhouse U.S. attorney fired by Donald Trump pointedly hasn't said no, either. He wants to see how the next few weeks play out. Among the people who've reached out, the sources said, are Mike Bloomberg consigliere Howard Wolfson and renegade GOP consultant John Weaver, along with a host of top Democratic operatives, donors and fundraisers. “He's the Eliot Ness that we need today,” said Weaver, who confirmed that he reached out to Bharara despite not previously knowing him. “I understand that he wouldn't want to campaign, and it would be distasteful. in this case, it would be a crusade. And crusades are never distasteful.” The pleas are partly a response to the...

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