Former Atlanta-based U.S. Lawyer Byung “BJay” Pak will affirm on Monday during the Jan. 6 committee’s second public hearing, the committee announced on Sunday.
Pak was appointed to his previous function by Trump in 2017 prior to he abruptly left his position in January 2021, just days before the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Pak called his role “the best honor of my expert career,” however in an internal memo said his departure had actually been the outcome of ” unanticipated situations.”
A leading Department of Justice main reportedly called Pak on Jan. 3 at the White House’s request and told him Trump was mad at an absence of investigation into citizen fraud claims.
Reports have because indicated that Pak left since he discovered Trump planned to fire him in the middle of broader shakeups of the DOJ, CNN reported.
Georgia was main to Trump’s effort to overturn the election results, and Pak’s resignation came simply days after Trump pressed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” him enough votes to overturn the election results.
” Atlanta, Atlanta, no surprise there. They didn’t find anything. Not a surprise since we have a never-Trumper there as U.S. Attorney,” Trump reportedly stated, referencing Pak.
A Senate Judiciary Committee evaluation of Trump’s efforts at the Justice Department concluded last October that “Pak’s workplace had examined and debunked numerous allegations of election scams in Georgia.”
Pak was the first Korean American to become a U.S. lawyer. Formerly, he served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017 and did not look for reelection in2016
In addition to Pak, Monday early morning’s hearing will consist of testimony from previous Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt, former Trump project manager Bill Stepien, election lawyer Benjamin Ginsberg, and previous Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt, the committee revealed on Sunday.