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Statement From A.G. Schneiderman

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2017

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STATEMENT FROM A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN

NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement:

"Preet Bharara, like many of the U.S. Attorneys dismissed this week, served with honor and distinction. His integrity, tenacity, and commitment to rooting out wrongdoing -- whether in the boardroom, the halls of government, or anywhere else -- will be sorely missed.

President Trump’s abrupt and unexplained decision to summarily remove over 40 U.S. Attorneys has once again caused chaos in the federal government and led to questions about whether the Justice Department's vital and non-partisan work will continue under Attorney General Sessions, as it must."