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The newly appointed acting federal prosecutor in Atlanta said in a conference call with staffers Monday that he was surprised to find out the office didn’t have any legitimate election fraud cases.

“Quite frankly, just watching television you would assume that you got election cases stacked from the floor to the ceiling,” said US Attorney Bobby Christine in a recording of the call obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I am so happy to find out that’s not the case, but I didn’t know coming in.”

President Donald Trump installed Christine to the role of Acting US Attorney in Georgia’s northern district on January 5 after his predecessor, Byung Pak, abruptly resigned. US Attorneys typically remain in their roles until the end of a presidential administration and often continue into new ones.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Trump pressured Pak, also a Trump appointee, to resign. According to the Journal, Trump was frustrated that Pak had not launched investigations into election fraud in Georgia, which election officials and independent experts agree does not exist.

Normally when a US Attorney resigns, the role would go to their deputy, but Trump bypassed that process and selected Christine, who is also …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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