Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked all Obama holdover US Attorneys to hand in their resignation. This has been customary in US politics for a long time with new administrations wanting their own people staffed as opposed to partisan appointees.

Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York decided to make a statement and refused to resign. He told his boss AG Sessions he’d rather be fired. Well, Jeff Sessions has just given Mr. Bharara what he asked for:

The Trump Administration is not joking around. They are experiencing a soft coup led by former President Barack Obama and purging all Obama peoplenfrom government is not only a good strategy, but a necessary one.