The White House pressured the US attorney in Atlanta to build on it because President Donald Trump was unhappy with the Wall Street Journal’s lack of cooperation with the authorities there over his unproven allegations of election fraud. Reported.
The newspaper reported that US Attorney Byung J. Pak, a day before Trump’s appointment, was asked to pull out of the Georgia Senate run-off elections on January 5. Republican incumbents lost both contests.
Earlier The Washington Post The report said Trump pressured Georgia’s chief election investigator to “detect fraud” in the state and became “a national hero” in a call made on 23 December.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensparger confirmed to The Post that Trump kept the call, noting that he was not familiar with what the president specifically said.
The post intercepted the investigator’s name because of threats and harassment threats directed at election officials, who did not respond to her requests for comment.
In Pak’s case, the federal prosecutor abruptly resigned in an email to colleagues that cited “unforeseen circumstances”.
A week after the report revealed that Trump called Georgia election officials for an hour “Flip” thousands of votes and the state to flip him to reorganize the state presidential election results.
Georgia was one of five states won by Democrat Joe Biden in November that Trump won in 2016. The state had two presidential votes, each showing the same result: that Biden’s narrow victory by the previous state was a Democrat in 1992.
Dozens of claims rejected by Trump and his allies that widespread electoral fraud has occurred in the US, ranging from dead people to voting machines that turned Trump votes into Biden, have been thrown out of court.
US Attorney General William Barr, who moved in December, also said that the Department of Justice had not found such evidence.