Christine also indicated that he would like to make the results public, but that he could not. “I would love to stand out around the corner and shout that, and I can’t,” reportedly said.
Christine’s decision not to take a hobbyhorse from the president is likely to reassure some skeptics who had expressed concerns about her independence, given the circumstances of her arrival.
Former US District Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung “BJay” Pak, resigned last week and was replaced by Christine. The Trump administration replaced the top career prosecutor – who usually takes over in an emergency or sudden vacancy – as Pak’s replacement, opting instead for Christine, who had been U.S. prosecutor for the southern part. of State.
The reshuffle came as the president has repeatedly hammered state and federal officials for failing to take up cases related to his baseless allegations of massive electoral fraud in Georgia and other states pivots who voted for President-elect Joe Biden.
Georgia in particular has been a fixture of Trump, as he was the first Republican presidential candidate to lose the state in a generation. The state’s elected Republican leaders have repeatedly rejected the president’s attempts to overturn the election results.
Pak appears to be referenced in the recording of Trump pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to undo Biden’s victory in the state. During the call, Trump told Raffensperger that in Georgia “you have your American lawyer over there who has never been able to deceive,” and although he did not name Pak or anyone else directly, the prosecutor resigned a day after the appeal was made public.
Christine said he was appointed acting US prosecutor shortly thereafter “by written order of the president”.