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

By: - October 8, 2021 5:00 am

Then President Donald Trump was displeased that U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung Jin “BJay” Pak, a former Republican state legislator whom Trump had appointed to the post, wouldn’t back unfounded claims of election fraud related to ballots inside State Farm Arena in Atlanta. (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 in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.