Acting U.S. attorney in Atlanta signals lack of merit in election fraud cases eyed by Trump

Christine also stated that he would like to get the results public, but couldn’t. “I would like to stand out on the street corner and scream this, and I can’t,” he said.

Christine’s decision not to take on the President’s hobby should reassure some skeptics who had expressed concerns about his independence given the circumstances of his arrival.

Former US attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung “BJay” Pak, resigned last week and was replaced by Christine. The Trump administration turned in the senior career attorney, who usually takes over in the event of an emergency or sudden vacancy, as Pak’s replacement and instead chose Christine, who had served as the U.S. attorney for the southern part of the state.

The mixing came when the president repeatedly pounded state and federal officials for failing to take up cases related to his baseless allegations of mass voter fraud in Georgia and other key states that voted for President-elect Joe Biden.

Georgia, in particular, has been a fixation of Trumps as he was the first Republican presidential candidate in a generation to lose the state. The state’s Republican elected leaders have repeatedly rejected attempts by the president to reverse election results.

Pak appeared to be mentioned in the record of Trump pressuring Georgian Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to undo Biden’s victory in the state. During the call, Trump told Raffensperger that in Georgia “you have your US attorney who was never a Trumper,” and although he did not name Pak or anyone else directly, the prosecutor resigned the day after the call was published.

Christine said he was appointed acting US attorney shortly after “on the President’s written orders”.

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