"In fact, a respect for the rule of law would have required him to treat the chief executive’s legitimate powers with respect. But — and I want to be clear here — Bharara’s refusal to resign wasn’t about principle. It was about putting himself publicly on the side of anti-Trump Democrats, no doubt in the expectation of future rewards, political or professional. It was not a brave act. It was, in fact, a species of corruption. A prosecutor so willing to disrespect the constitutional chain of command for petty personal reasons is one who’s not fit to wield the enormous power that federal prosecutors possess."
Writes Glenn Reynolds (who also criticizes Bharara for "subpoena[ing] Reason Magazine for the names of commenters who had made over-the-top (but not actionable) comments about a federal judge Bharara practiced before — and then bann[ing] Reason from publicizing the subpoena by subjecting them to a gag order").