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Bharara Shuns Politics, Finds Money Side 'Disgusting, Distasteful'

Bharara Shuns Politics, Finds Money Side 'Disgusting, Distasteful'
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By    |   Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:51 PM

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara shot down any chance of running for political office, telling The New York Times he does not "enjoy politics in any shape or form."

Bharara, who has taken to digital media with a weekly podcast since his infamous ouster from the U.S. Attorneys Office, told the Times he dislikes the idea of constant fundraising.

"I find the play of money in politics to be not only disgusting and conducive to all sorts of corruption, but also personally distasteful," Bharara told the Times. "The idea of calling friends and acquaintances for several hours every day to raise money for a race doesn't float my boat."

Spoken like a true prosecutor, who as chief attorney for the Southern District of New York made a name for himself fighting corruption in New York City.

And despite having been fired by President Donald Trump, Bharara says he would find no pleasure in a day that would see the president impeached.

"I don't know that I'd be celebrating," Bharara told the Times. "If we got to the point where the president of the United States has to be impeached on a bipartisan basis, it will be gratifying in some ways, if it's responsible and deserved, but it will also be very sad."

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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara shot down any chance of running for political office, telling The New York Times he does not "enjoy politics in any shape or form."
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