The DOJ urged the Atlanta attorney to change voter results
The White House sentenced a senior Justice Department official in Atlanta as the top US attorney on Jan. 3, prompting his resignation as part of a pressure campaign to change the 2020 presidential election results, the Wall Street Journal reported.
In a nightly phone call, the DOJ official told Trump-appointed US attorney Byung J. Pak that President Trump was angry that the Atlanta government failed to investigate the election fraud, the report said.
The DOJ official told Pak that Trump would fire him and asked the chief prosecutor to step down the next day, the day before the Georgia US Senate runoff elections.
Pak had cited “unforeseen circumstances” in the resignation.
The anti-Pak print campaign was part of the president’s week-long attempt to convert his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden, the Journal said.
The paper also reported that the White House pressured the lead investigator “to find the scam and tell him he was going to become” a national hero “when electoral officials in Georgia verified postal signatures last month.
The day before the call to Pak, on Jan. 2, Trump personally asked Georgian Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger to recalculate the Peach State electoral roll to find enough votes to overturn Biden’s victory.
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