Washington sources have stated that fired US Attorney Preet Bharara was investigating a key member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, a new report has revealed. Bharara was looking into allegations that Tom Price, the Health and Human Services Secretary and the administration’s point man on efforts to repeal and replace Obama Care, improperly traded healthcare stocks while he was a member of the House of Representatives, New York Post reported on Friday.
Price, a Representative of Georgia’s 6th District (2005–2017) until his appointment as Health Secretary, maintained that he broke no laws when he traded healthcare stocks even as he was involved in legislation relevant to the healthcare sector.
As per the report, he had traded over $300,000 worth of
shares of relevant companies during a four-year period in the House, and the
issue played a significant role in Price’s confirmation process, and he was
asked about it numerous times during his Senate hearing. The revelation that
Bharara was investigating Price comes as many were surprised the US attorney
from the Southern District of New York was not retained by the Trump
The then-President-elect had met with Bharara after the election and during the transition period, Trump had reportedly asked him to stay on during his administration. But last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions notified all leftover federal prosecutors appointed by President Barack Obama would be let go.
(USCIS) resumed the premium processing if H-1B Visa Washington sources have stated that the US has resumed the premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions subject to the fiscal 2018 cap, five months after it was suspended to check the rush of work visas popular among Indian techies. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed the premium processing on Monday. The suspension has, however, been revoked subject to a limit mandated by the US Congress. The FY 2018 cap has been set at 65,000 visas.
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