After Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked for his resignation, one New York attorney is reportedly going to refuse to hand it over

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and U.S. Attorney for New York's Southern District Preet Bharara confer at a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in New York. Law enforcement officials said more than 120 organized crime associates face charges including murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking in one of the largest Mafia crackdowns in FBI history. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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UPDATE: Bharara announced on Twitter that he has been fired.

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will reportedly force President Donald Trump to fire him after he was asked for his resignation this week.

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Forty-six U.S. Attorneys were asked for their resignations Friday, in a move to eliminate the majority of attorneys appointed President Barack Obama from the district courts. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ request for their resignations is not totally uncommon in American politics. Janet Reno, attorney general under former President Bill Clinton, made a similar move in 1993. Subsequent presidents have sought to stagger the resignations of the U.S. attorneys. 

According to the New York Times, Bharara met with President Trump in November and was told he could to stay on in his position. Bharara is currently leading investigations against people with close ties to New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo.

CNN reported on Saturday that Bharara felt “blindsided by the move.”

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