U.S. attorney in Georgia quit under pressure from Trump to reject election results, new report says

By: - October 8, 2021 5:00 am

Republican candidates who claim the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump are running for governor in four critical swing states. It has raised concerns that, if elected, they could try to sway election results in the 2024 presidential election and beyond. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump forced a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to step down because he wouldn’t help Trump overturn his loss of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, a U.S. Senate report released Thursday said.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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