President Trump wasted no time replacing the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta with another Trump-appointed prosecutor.
US Attorney in Atlanta Byung “BJ” Pak abruptly resigned on Monday and it is unclear if it was voluntary or if he was asked to leave his post.
According to Talking Points Memo, Pak cited “unforeseen circumstances” in an internal email announcing his early departure.
The U.S. attorney in Atlanta departed his post Monday, TPM has learned, after previously indicating that he would not leave until Inauguration Day.
The reason for U.S. Attorney Byung “BJay” Pak’s change of plans are not clear. In an internal email announcing his departure obtained by TPM, Pak cited only “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason he was leaving Monday rather than Jan. 20.
President Trump bypassed the Assistant US Attorney who was supposed to take Pak’s place and instead chose to replace the outgoing US Attorney with a former state prosecutor.
Monday night Bobby L. Christine was