Acting U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump with the exclusive task to overturn the Georgia election results, has resigned from his position, Law & Crime reports.
Christine was appointed less than a month ago amid Trump’s failed efforts to undo his election loss in the state of Georgia. At the time, the former president had waged war against the state’s election officials with the intent of pressuring them to invalidate the presidential election results. The announcement of his resignation was made by Barry Paschal, a public affairs officer for the Northern District of Georgia, according to the report.
In his desperate quest to stay in power, Trump even placed a call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to “find” 11,870 votes to overturn the election. The entire debacle led to the sudden departure of former U.S. Attorney General Byung J. “Bjay” Pak. In his resignation letter, Pak cited “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for his abrupt departure.
“It has been the greatest honor of my professional career to have been able to serve my fellow citizens as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia,” Pak said in the release. “I have done my best to be thoughtful and consistent, and to provide justice for 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 to former Attorneys General Sessions and Barr for their leadership of the Department,” he said, according to Atlanta’s 11-Alive.
Recent reports revealed the White House actually pressured Pak into resigning.