US Attorney: ‘People Are Right About the System Being Rigged’

While Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hold sharply contrasting views on most issues, both presidential candidates have argued that the nation’s economic system and political process fail to serve ordinary Americans.

According to ABC News, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York agrees with the politicians and their supporters. “To an extent, people are right about the system being rigged,” the official, Preet Bharara, told network host George Stephanopoulos. “I think people have a right … given the track record of this office and other offices of exposing fraud, to be worried about that.”

Bharara, known as the “Sheriff of Wall Street” for prosecuting fraud cases, has gone after more than a dozen state officials in his state. “We have found that corruption is rife in a lot of institutions in New York and throughout New York,” he said. “That’s true in the Legislature. It’s also the case that there’s corruption, we believe, in the executive branches, as well, and we’ll ferret it out wherever we find it.”

ABC News pointed out that Bharara’s predecessor as the New York Southern District attorney was James Comey, the current FBI director who is investigating the private email server that Hillary Clinton used to conduct State Department business at her home in New York.

When asked about the possibility of the FBI indicting the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Bharara replied: “We should not ever be substituting our judgment, as to who should or should not be in office, unless they have clearly violated criminal statutes and are deserving of criminal prosecution.”

Source: ABC News
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