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Preet Bharara

Top US prosecutor fired after refusing White House order

NEW YORK: High-profile New York prosecutor Preet Bharara -- who was among the federal attorneys asked to resign by the White House -- said Saturday that he has been fired. US President Donald Trump's administration on Friday demanded the resignations of dozens of US prosecutors -- including Bharara -- appointed during the two terms of his predecessor Barack Obama. The federal attorney's firing capped a standoff with the Trump administration that started when Bharara refused the White House order to resign. "I did…