People familiar with the matter said that White House officials forced Atlanta’s senior federal prosecutor to resign before the U.S. Senate vote in Georgia because President Trump was unhappy that he had not done enough to investigate the president’s unconfirmed allegations of election fraud.
At the request of the White House, a senior Justice Department official called Byung J. Pak, the US Attorney appointed by Trump, and told him that he needed to step down because he did not pursue a vote that satisfies Trump. Allegations of fraud. Said.
Mr. Bai suddenly resigned on Monday the day before the runoff, and in an email to his colleagues early in the morning, said that his departure was due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
The pressure on Mr. North was pushed by Mr. Trump’s weekslong, trying to change the results of the presidential election in favor of President-elect Biden, including part of his victory in Georgia. Trump said after the U.S. Capitol riots this week that he will leave office at Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
The recently outgoing Attorney General William Barr said that the Justice Department has not found evidence that widespread voter fraud could reverse Biden’s victory, including allegations of fraud, ballot destruction and voting machine manipulation.