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Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:27 PM

US Attorney in Atlanta abruptly resigns citing 'unforeseen circumstances'

Source: raw story



January 04, 2021


Citing "unforeseen circumstances," Atlanta-based U.S. Attorney Byung "BJ" Pak announced that he would be resigning effective immediately, Talking Points Memo reported. Pak had said that he intended to stay on until Jan. 20 when U.S. attorneys are typically rehired or dismissed by the incoming administration's attorney general.

It isn't unusual for a U.S. attorney to step down if there are other opportunities before the incoming administration, but it flies in the face of the promise by Pak to stay. The only thing that has changed since his pledge is that President Donald Trump had a phone call with the Georgia secretary of state and demanded that he commit election fraud.

During the call, Trump complained there was a "never-Trumper U.S. attorney" in Atlanta. But the Associated Press noted that "Pak is a longtime Republican who also served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 until 2017. He was nominated by Trump to become the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia in 2017."


It prompted several legal experts and former federal prosecutors to speculate about the "unforeseen circumstances." .......................................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/georgia-federal-prosecutor-quits/



umm... stay tuned.



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Reply US Attorney in Atlanta abruptly resigns citing 'unforeseen circumstances' (Original post)
riversedge Jan 4 OP
C_U_L8R Jan 4 #1
DonaldsRump Jan 4 #3
bucolic_frolic Jan 4 #5
grumpyduck Jan 4 #2
kirkuchiyo Jan 4 #11
Delphinus Jan 4 #19
grumpyduck Jan 4 #21
lagomorph777 Jan 4 #23
orleans Jan 4 #34
FailureToCommunicate Jan 4 #30
Cirque du So-What Jan 4 #12
orangecrush Jan 4 #18
OAITW r.2.0 Jan 4 #4
soothsayer Jan 4 #7
Grasswire2 Jan 4 #13
SWBTATTReg Jan 4 #14
OldBaldy1701E Jan 4 #29
machoneman Jan 4 #36
Sanity Claws Jan 4 #6
blaze Jan 4 #15
oldsoftie Jan 4 #26
Thomas Hurt Jan 4 #8
orangecrush Jan 4 #20
MaryMagdaline Jan 4 #9
obamanut2012 Jan 4 #16
dalton99a Jan 4 #10
NCjack Jan 4 #17
3Hotdogs Jan 4 #22
SpankMe Jan 4 #24
dhol82 Jan 4 #39
apnu Jan 4 #25
Scruffy1 Jan 4 #27
Karadeniz Jan 4 #35
rocktivity Jan 4 #28
ffr Jan 4 #31
Marcuse Jan 4 #32
PoliticAverse Jan 4 #33
DemoTex Jan 4 #37
Hekate Jan 4 #38
dlk Jan 4 #40

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:29 PM

1. Did someone get asked to do something illegal?

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:32 PM

3. Well, in Trump's case, that would be entirely foreseeable!

Very interesting...

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:33 PM

5. Do me a favor, number 11,7801 /nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:31 PM

2. The plot thickens.

Pass the corn starch please.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:48 PM

11. Oh please

Everyone knows the proper way to thicken is with a roux...

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Response to kirkuchiyo (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:31 PM

19. Great response!

Made me laugh out loud.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:34 PM

21. Okay, fine, geez, use a roux then.

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Response to kirkuchiyo (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:43 PM

23. I think in this case, it's spelled "ruse."

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 07:22 PM

34. lol

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Response to kirkuchiyo (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 06:33 PM

30. I dunno. With duck, especially a grumpy one, I'd go with cornstarch.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:48 PM

12. Sorry, MAGAts used all the cornstarch

to soothe their chapped asses.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:31 PM

18. ...




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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:32 PM

4. My working hypothesis.

Trump doesn't nominate any person for federal office that doesn't have something in their past that he can exploit. Maybe Trump has told him to resign so he can get a MAGAt to take his place and go after the GA. Governor and SoS.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:43 PM

7. Yeah to find those 11k votes

But of a telegraphed Hail Mary now that the tape is out.

Maybe more of an onside kick.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:53 PM

13. there's the point -- MOB.

Just like a crooked mayor will get a crooked DA who will hire a crooked medical examiner.

Tainted people are preferable to mob. And what does a mob boss do? Ask someone to do a job that is unsavory/unlawful.

And then, at that moment, the boss owns the capo.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:56 PM

14. I suspect that you're right. The MAGA+++maggot currently PINO's whole administration is rift/

with nefarious characters of mostly ill repute, with of course rump at the top of the whole pyramid scheme. Once one block has been pulled out of the pyramid structure, the rest is unstable, and starts to collapse in on itself.

With the resignation, perhaps this is the start of something more major that has been hidden from public view, that more has been going on w/ rump trying all sorts of underhanded tricks to stay in office, that we haven't seen brought to light yet.

I certainly hope, as many people in the know have remarked (and reported on DU), that all of these sedition attempts/coup attempts/etc. of the like, are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This is not a laughing matter. This is not an issue that you can sweep under the rug. This deserves extensive reporting by the Biden administration of the corruption and other blatant attempts to subvert the constitutional transition of power from the old admin. to the new admin.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 05:50 PM

29. And

we need to remind the entire country that the rethugs as a whole were complacent if not actively supportive of every single one of them. Not just the politicians, but anyone who claims to be a republican. They allowed this to happen and some of them are actively plotting sedition if not full on rebellion thanks to the rethug elite fueling their descent into the Dunning-Kruger Syndrome. I have said it before, get images of every single MAGA hat wearing idiot you can. We need to know who they are. ALL of them.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 07:57 PM

36. You're close. But, more likely, he was asked to indict the Gov, S.O.S. and his subordinate by....

DJT's interim A.G., whoever the hell that is these days. Why? Failure to support Trumpy's weird, wild and false claims.

He refused to do so, hence the immediate retirement.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:36 PM

6. Someone's name was bleeped out of the released tape

Could it have been this guy's name?

I had assumed that they bleeped Tracy Abrams' name because of the way the Orange One spoke about the person

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:00 PM

15. Nah, she was a poll worker...

Long story short:

"Late on Nov. 3, election workers in Fulton County, Georgia, heard that they would be allowed to go home for the night. So they packed uncounted ballots into suitcases and prepared to lock up for the evening.

When word came that they couldn’t leave yet, they dragged the suitcases back out and began counting the ballots again.

That singular scene — of workers taking out suitcases of votes — was then selectively edited and shared by allies of President Trump as a conspiracy theory that election workers had dragged out fraudulent ballots under the cover of night. According to the theory, those suitcases helped swing Georgia’s Electoral College votes to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr."

For the full story: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ruby-freeman-arrested-by-fbi/

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Response to blaze (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 04:32 PM

26. The poll worker & her daughter, who also is a poll worker.

the WaPo said they bleeped it because trump was saying unconfirmed rumors.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:43 PM

8. LOL, sucker got stiffed by the Pig. Didn't you understand dude...

you were supposed to arrest Sec of State and have him summarily executed for your Dear Leader.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:32 PM

20. This.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:45 PM

9. Trump asked him to indict the SOS for taping him?

Just speculating

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:18 PM

16. I was thinking that, too

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:46 PM

10. This has nothing to do with Trump's asking him to go after Raffensperger

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:25 PM

17. Here comes RUDY.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:34 PM

22. So he just got a quick lesson on what it means

to be a Republican.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:55 PM

24. I think he should be forced to explain, under oath, why he quit

...or face disbarment. There's something really rotten here. Was there coercion? Was there a threat? If he was subject to a force that could negatively impact the ability of a prosecutor to carry out their job, then we should know what that was.

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Response to SpankMe (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 08:11 PM

39. That's a nice thought.

Doubt it will ever happen.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 04:45 PM

27. I think he's just making a smart carreer move.

Former US Attorneys can easily pull in half a million a year, which is why getting the job is such a political plumb. Now, he is in the hot seat with two weeks to go. If he ignores the case, he loses public credibility and if goes forward he loses his chances with big money Republicans for clients. This way he stays out of the mud. We really need a better way of selecting US Attorneys. The whole thing is just a bad system of patronage. Spend a few years on civil service pay and get rich later on because you have insider knowledge of the system. It also leads to short term thinking. None of them give a shit about opening up a case that might take years to be adjudicated. What they want is to get their name out there, so they can rake in bucks when they leave.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 07:47 PM

35. In the above link, Pak sounds like a decent person. I hope he's leaving so he can testify against

Trump. Pal is Northern GA. The link also said the Middle GA equivalent resigned less than a month ago.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 04:50 PM

28. Pre-emptive fall guy accomplished?

I've always believed that it's entirely possible that Trump only PRETENDS that he's NOT a stable genius.


rocktivity

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 06:44 PM

31. McConnell must be fuming! That's one less PUKE toadie

Perhaps he can nominate some outer puke, like Hawley.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 06:46 PM

32. He was probably told to arrest Stacey, Keisha, Jon, Rafael, Kemp, Raffensperger, etc.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 07:11 PM

33. ...

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #33)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 08:01 PM

37. The national anthem of US troops in Vietnam ..

I can't listen to "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" without hearing the rotorblade slap of a Huey helicopter and smell the aroma of shit burning in JP-4!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 08:03 PM

38. He was either threatened with being whacked or told to break the law. Just guessing.

The era of the mean tweet has now passed.

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