Preet Bharara is ready for his close-up.
Bharara — who was dismissed as Manhattan US attorney last weekend when he refused a Trump administration order to resign — is angling for a TV gig that could help launch a run for elected office, a source told The Post.
“He’s trying to be a liberal Bill O’Reilly,” the source claimed.
Bharara, 48, could be hoping to land a news show on CNN or MSNBC, “a half-investigative reporting, half Larry King-type show, [where] he can be the special correspondent.”
But in the short-term, Bharara is looking to appear on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” — to prove he’s camera-ready, the source said.
“Preet really wants to do Colbert,” the source said. “He thinks Stephen’s really funny and that it’s a way to audition for a gig, where executives will take notice and say, ‘We should give this guy a show.”
A Colbert rep declined to comment.