Report: Preet Bharara Was Probing HHS Sec. Tom Price
The former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, who was fired last week by the Trump administration, was allegedly overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by Trump’s health secretary, ProPublica reportedly on Friday. According to “a person familiar with the office,” at the time of his dismissal, Preet Bharara—who was at first told he would stay in his post under Trump—was investigating allegations that newly confirmed Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health companies while a lawmaker voting on legislation that affected the industry—a potential conflict of interest that could violate U.S. securities laws.