One of the US attorneys fired was involved in this case. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/trump-tower-tenant-living-below-trump-sent-to-jail-for-racketeering-conspiracy-with-russian-american-organized-crime/ Preet Bharara was just abruptly fired, along with 45 other attorneys, after being told that he could stay on.
US Senator “Feinstein Statement on Firing of U.S. Attorneys
Mar 10 2017
Washington—Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired 46 U.S. attorneys:
“I’m surprised to hear that President Trump and Attorney General Sessions have abruptly fired all 46 remaining U.S. attorneys.
“At a time when Attorney General Sessions has recused himself from major investigations into the Trump campaign, the independence of federal prosecutors could not be more important. That’s why many of us have called for the appointment of a special prosecutor.
“Under previous administrations, orderly transitions allowed U.S. attorneys to leave gradually as their replacements were chosen. This was done to protect the independence of our prosecutors and avoid disrupting ongoing federal cases.
“In January, I met with Vice President Pence and White House Counsel Donald McGahn and asked specifically whether all U.S. attorneys would be fired at once.
Mr. McGahn told me that the transition would be done in an orderly fashion to preserve continuity. Clearly this is not the case.
I’m very concerned about the effect of this sudden and unexpected decision on federal law enforcement.” http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=906778AB-F58A-4623-8528-DBDBA031C9C3
“With Preet Bharara’s Dismissal, Storied Office Loses Its Top Fighter”
“Under his leadership, the Southern District of New York, known for its fierce independence, took on Wall Street power players, politicians and terrorists.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/nyregion/preet-bharara-us-attorney.html
“Trump Abruptly Orders 46 Obama-Era Prosecutors to Resign
The president told the holdover United States attorneys to tender their resignations immediately, including — surprisingly — Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan. ” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/us/politics/us-attorney-justice-department-trump.html
For most of the last hundred years, until recently, Democrats tended to have control of at least one US Congressional House, even though there were often Republican Presidents. Thus, there was someone to hold Nixon accountable. Who will hold Trump accountable? There have been many Republican Presidential appointees to the courts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_divisions_of_United_States_Congresses It is notable on the chart that the times that there were Republicans in the White House and both Houses of Congress (roaring 1920s and 2000s) were followed by stock market crashes. Due to their deregulatory policies?