Now-fired Preet Bharara proud of ‘absolute independence’ as Sheriff of Wall Street

March 12, 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant Manhattan federal prosecutor, in announcing his firing after he refused to resign, says “absolute independence” was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption. Preet Bharara, 48, revealed his firing Saturday on his personal Twitter account. Several hours later, it was learned President…