Preet Bharara

How Trump Burned Turkey

The Turks thought the president would be their friend. Instead, ties with Washington have only gotten worse.<p>Every year, the day before Thanksgiving, the fire department in the Washington, D.C., suburb where I live posts a “Keep Your Family Safe this Thanksgiving” bulletin on its website, offering …

Turkey

Why did a DOJ official mysteriously resign before the Mueller charges?

A Democratic lawmaker wants to examine the abrupt resignation of a prominent Department of Justice official with connections to the special counsel’s …

Government

A gold trader, a president and an Iranian conspiracy: The US case shaking Turkey

It is a rap sheet that has the makings of a film script: corruption at the highest levels of government, bank deals to bust international sanctions, …

Turkey

The Zarrab case and its consequences

This week’s latest excitement has given us yet another so-called “grand conspiracy” against Turkey.<p>“It is not just [President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan,” …

Turkey

Inspector general should probe DOJ on Clinton and CNN

The inspector general for the Department of Justice should investigate whether the Trump administration is applying unethical or illegal political …

Government

How to Use Twitter

<i>Nicholas Kristof: My tutor on Twitter has been Liriel Higa (@iDiplomacy), who works on social media for The New York Times Opinion section. I asked her to write this quick “How to Tweet” guide for the public. Liriel, a former nationally ranked gymnast, was a congressional reporter early in her</i> …

Social Media

Judge doesn’t buy Turkish claim that indicted businessman is ‘hostage’

The judge overseeing the upcoming trial of two Turkish businessmen charged with evading US sanctions against Iran criticized Turkey’s government …

Corruption

Judge Hints Turkish Government Contacted People Involved in U.S. Trial of Accused Crook

A ‘third party’ spoke to court interpreters and others in an apparent effort to influence the case against Reza Zarrab, which could implicate …

Corruption

“Secrecy World” enters the White House: What kind of person does business with Trump? - Salon.com

The workday was just beginning in Turkey when Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ reached the nation’s president by phone. Yalçındağ was calling from Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan, where it was past midnight — the end of a long Election Night in November 2016. Yalçındağ had come to the hulking black …

U.S. Politics

Who is Reza Zarrab? Turkish-Iranian gold trader may be working with Mueller investigation of Michael Flynn

Reza Zarrab was arrested in the U.S. in 2016<p>The mystery of Reza Zarrab may be unraveling.<p>The Turkish-Iranian businessman has been in a U.S. prison …

Turkey

Big Apple Mayor sharpens up the long knives for his own party

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is fresh off a winning reelection bid and clearly has things on his mind which range far beyond the problems …

Conservative View

U.S. judge delays Iran sanctions trial against Turkish gold trader

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The diplomatically charged criminal trial of a Turkish gold trader accused of conspiring to handle hundreds of millions of dollars for Iran’s government and Iranian entities in violation of U.S. sanctions has been delayed by one week.<p>The trader, Reza Zarrab, and his lawyers did …

Turkey

NATO drill incident biggest scandal: Turkish deputy PM

Turkey's deputy prime minister on Monday called last week's drill incident in Norway "one of the biggest scandals in NATO's history".<p>Speaking to …

Turkey

Preet Bharara Is Not Running for Office

<b>You went from being the most famous and powerful United States attorney in the country to hosting a weekly podcast about justice. No offense, but some people might consider that a slight step down</b>. Wow. How much of a descent is that? Look, if I had never become the United States attorney, I would …

Long-form Journalism

Zarrab Trial in U.S. Over Iran Sanctions Is Delayed a Week

The trial of a Turkish-Iranian gold trader accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions and bribing senior Turkish officials was put off for a week …

Iran

Podcasts | Podcast Playlist

Use the links below to download a file.<p><b>These news podcasts will keep you in the know</b><p>The best podcasts to keep you informed of current affairs. The …

Podcasting

Turkey probes US prosecutor in Zarrab trial twist

Efforts to spin the trial of sanctions-busting Iranian-Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab as yet another Western plot to undermine Turkey and its …

Turkey

How law firms are protecting client data from cyber threats

Around two-thirds of law firms reported being hacked in 2016-2017. Here are the technologies and strategies lawyers are using to strengthen their …

Cybersecurity

Preet Bharara under investigation by Turkey: report

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is under investigation by the government of Turkey for allegedly violating international and domestic laws in …

Corruption

Turkey Starts Probe on U.S. Attorneys Before Zarrab Trial Begins

Istanbul’s top prosecutor has launched an unprecedented probe into counterparts in the U.S., ahead of a high-profile trial centered on a businessman …

News

World Digest: Nov. 18, 2017

MIDDLE EAST<p>Abbas calls closure of D.C. office ‘dangerous’<p>Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he was “deeply surprised” by a U.S. threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington unless it enters direct peace negotiations with Israel.<p>He said that a U.S. …

News (U.S.)

Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office launches probe into Zarrab case attorneys

Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office has launched a probe into New York’s Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney in-charge of the jailed Iranian-Turkish …

Turkey

Turkish prosecutors launch probe into US attorneys in Zarrab case

Turkey has launched a probe into former and current U.S. prosecutors involved in a case against Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab and some …

Corruption

Turkey foreign minister: cleric's network infiltrated the US

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish minister says the "American system" has been infiltrated by a Muslim cleric blamed for last summer's failed coup.<p>Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told journalists Friday that cleric Fethullah Gulen "has entered American missions here through the local staff," referring to …

Turkey

It's a New Golden Age for Corruption

A series of high-profile prosecutions have ended in failure or been overturned by courts, while high-profile leaders model bad behavior publicly.<p>Federal prosecutors didn’t have a great day on Thursday. In Newark, New Jersey, a judge declared a mistrial in the case of Senator Bob Menendez, the …

Corruption

From Preet: Judd Apatow

<b>Preet Bharara’s new podcast, “Stay Tuned with Preet” on CAFE, is now live. Listen here on Apple Podcasts.</b><p>There has been a lot of news recently about …

Comedy

Harvey Weinstein scandal: 'Wind River' filmmakers get control of movie back from studio

Fallout continues for producer Harvey Weinstein who faces allegations of sexual assault and harassment by dozens of women as well as lawsuits.<p>The latest developments:<p><b>'Wind River' filmmakers regain control of their movie from The Weinstein Company</b><p>The film <i>Wind River</i>, which had been seen as The …

News (U.S.)

NO WONDER TRUMP DOESN’T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH NAJIB: TOP U.S. TEAM PROBING RUSSIA & TRUMP INCLUDE PROSECUTOR WHO TIED STEPSON RIZA AZIZ TO 1MDB’S STOLEN BILLIONS

With the Trump-Russia probe gearing up in full speed, it might behoove you to get familiar with the investigative team that Robert Mueller has …

Corruption

Preet Bharara ruined ex-cop's chance for fair trial, lawyer says

An ex-NYPD cop can’t get a fair trial because of former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s big mouth, court papers allege.

Corruption

Preet Bharara on How to Flip a Witness

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired by President Trump earlier this year, joins Chris Riback to discuss the unfolding Russia …

Politics