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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:36 AM

Atlanta US attorney who quit amid Trump's attacks to speak to Senate Judiciary Committee

*I remember Rachel Maddow discussing this on her show - lots of questions about why he just walked away from his job like that....

(CNN)The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will interview Byung "BJay" Pak, the former US attorney in Atlanta who departed abruptly from the role amid then-President Donald Trump's attacks on Georgia's election results.

The circumstances of Pak's exit are among the lingering mysteries from that chaotic early January stretch of events. There are some indications that he was pushed out by the White House for his refusal to pursue the bogus voter fraud claims that Trump was pushing in Georgia as Congress' certification of the election approached. After Pak's surprise January 4 resignation, Trump replaced him with his US attorney in Savannah, bypassing the normal chain of succession.

Documents released by the House in an investigation of Trump's pressure on the Justice Department to substantiate his election fraud claims show Pak resigning after a key weekend in which Trump considered overhauling DOJ leadership because they hadn't found widespread fraud.

Pak is one of six former DOJ political appointees whom the Biden administration green-lighted to talk to the committee about Trump's election fraud push. He will be interviewed virtually and behind closed doors.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/11/politics/pak-trump-georgia-election-testimony/index.html

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