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Former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara
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The rule of law according to Preet

Preet Bharara sums himself up this way on Twitter: Patriotic American & proud immigrant. @Springsteen fan. Banned by Putin, fired by Trump. Former US Attorney, SDNY. Host of "Stay Tuned."

Bharara came to national attention as a highly successful federal prosecutor who refused to resign from his post in the Southern District of New York. As noted, President Trump dumped him.

Mr. Bharara is the author of Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. His book has earned praise for its thorough, jargon-free exploration of the workings of our justice system.

“You will not find God or grace in legal concepts, in formal notions of criminal justice. Certain values and ideals are beyond justice. These include mercy, forgiveness, redemption, dignity. Also love.” –Preet Bharara in Doing Justice

He spends his free time now as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University’s School of Law, a Senior Legal Analyst on CNN, and the host of "Stay Tuned with Preet," a podcast about justice and fairness.

Preet Bharara was interviewed by King County Executive Dow Constantine at Town Hall Seattle on February 7. KUOW’s Sonya Harris recorded their conversation.

Please note: This recording contains unedited language of an adult nature.