Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor in New York who has taken on crooked politicians, "has agreed to 'stay on' as Manhattan U.S. Attorney after President-elect Donald Trump offered him the gig during a meeting Wednesday afternoon at Trump Tower in Midtown" as reported by the New York Post:
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was one of the first to toot Preet's horn to Trump -- and even put the president-elect directly in touch with Preet to set up the meeting, a source said. "President-elect Trump called me last week and asked me what I thought about Preet Bharara continuing his role as U.S. Attorney. I told him I thought Preet was great, and I would be all for keeping him on the job and fully support it," Schumer said. "I am glad they met and am glad Preet is staying on. He's been one of the best U.S Attorneys New York has ever seen," the longtime lawmaker added.
Bharara's crusade against public corruption already has resulted in criminal convictions against Dean Skelos, the former majority leader in the New York Senate, and Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the New York State Assembly.