Atlanta U.S. Attorney Byung Pak Resigned After Pressure From Trump To Launch Election Investigation

President Donald Trump broke the usual chain of command by ordering attorney Bobby Christine to take the place of Byung “BJay” Pak as Atlanta U.S. Attorney. Had Trump not intervened, top assistant to the Atlanta office, Kurt Erskine, would normally have taken over as the acting U.S. Attorney.   Trump’s move comes directly after his phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where Trump, after claiming the state’s election was rigged, said, “You have your never-Trumper U.S. Attorney there.” While Trump never mentions Pak by name, his sudden resignation leads many to believe T…

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