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Bharara Was Investigating Fox News, What Happens To Investigation?

The firing of U.S. attorney Preet Bharara may be a bonus for Rupert Murdoch, whose Fox News airs a pro-Trump narrative nighty.

Bharara was in the middle of a high-profile federal investigation of Fox News. The probe, per sources, is looking into potential crimes, including whether Fox News executives broke laws by allegedly obtaining journalists’ phone records or committed mail and wire fraud by hiding financial settlements paid to women who accused Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.

Given that Fox News is Murdoch’s most profitable division, the prospect of indictments is a serious problem. One of the lawyers on Trump's short list to replace Bharara includes Marc Mukasey — former Fox News chief Roger Ailes’s personal lawyer.



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