Stay Tuned with Preet
About the Podcast
Preet Bharara, who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime during his eight year tenure as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, offers an insider’s view of what is happening in the news and politics through the lens of justice and fairness. Each week Preet is joined by prominent guests, including top journalists, politicians and even celebrities as they discuss current events. Recent guests have included Governor Christine Todd Whitman, NYT journalist Maggie Haberman, Congressman Adam Schiff, Leon Panetta, Senator Jeff Flake and comedian Judd Apatow, to name a few.
About the Host
According to the New York Times, Preet Bharara, who served as U.S. Attorney general between 2009-2017, was one of "the nation's most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors of public corruption and Wall Street crime”. Under Preet, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York prosecuted nearly a hundred Wall Street executives for insider trading and other offenses. He also reached historic settlements with the four largest banks in the U.S. and closed multibillion-dollar hedge funds for activities including insider trading. Additionally, he investigated corruption cases dealing with both Democratic and Republic officials, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Preet received national attention early in the Trump Administration when Jeff Sessions asked all 46 U.S. Attorneys appointed under Obama to resign their positions. Preet refused to do so and was subsequently fired. He went on to join NYU’s School of Law as a distinguished scholar in residence, in addition to launching the podcast.