Inspector General Michael Horowitz appears to be in the early stages, the Washington Post reported.
ATLANTA – The sudden resignation of a former Georgia federal attorney is currently under investigation, according to a report from the Washington Post.
Byung J. “BJay” Pak announced his resignation earlier this month for no reason. Pak’s announcement came two days after Trump called him a “never-a-trumper”.
Trump made the clue during a taped phone call suggesting that Georgian Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger could find enough votes to reverse the outcome of the presidential race in Georgia.
The Washington Post reports that the Department of Justice’s Inspector General is investigating this. Inspector General Michael Horowitz appears to be in the early stages, the newspaper reported.
In his resignation letter, Pak cited “unforeseen circumstances”.
“It has been the greatest honor of my professional career to serve my fellow citizens as a US attorney for the Northern District of Georgia,” Pak said in the press release. “I have done my best to be thoughtful and consistent in bringing justice to my fellow citizens in a fair, effective, and efficient manner. I am grateful to President Trump and the United States Senate for the opportunity to serve and ex-lawyers at General Sessions and Barr for managing the department. ”
Pak was sworn in as a U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta in October 2017 after being appointed by Trump.
Bobby L. Christine has been named Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. US Attorney Christine is currently the US Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia and will remain in that position while she takes on the additional role in the Northern District.
Alston & Bird announced today that Pak will rejoin the company as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Practice Group, where he began his career in 2000. He will return to the company in February and will be based in Atlanta.
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