On March, 11, 2017 former U.S. Attorney of southern district NY appointed by former president Barack Obama, Preet Bharara tweeted he was fired. “ I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.” Bharra confirmed on twitter that he was fired by the Justice Dept. after refusing to resign. The request is considered standard under a new presidential administration.