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Sessions’ attorney purge sets a bad precedent

Bill Coffin | March 13, 2017

I was nearing the end of my college days when, in late 1991, Bill Clinton was elected president. I was attending a fairly conservative university that turned out more than a few political science graduates, most of whom sought jobs working somewhere in politics. And I'll never forget the words of one friend of mine, a talented political operator even at the age of 21 or so. She was set to intern in D.C. for the summer, but suddenly those prospects looked a whole lot dimmer with the changeover in administration. "It's a bad time for Republicans right now," she wrote. Indeed. 

I was reminded of that when, over the weekend, the big news was the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara by President Trump. To really understand this, you need to go back to the days right after the Presidential election, last November. A number of federal... To get the full story, subscribe now.