After the Democrats swept the ballot box in Georgia, so were Republican officials The race to tighten up Election laws to prevent the repetition of the alleged massive electoral fraud that they claim in this cycle. Meanwhile, Bobby Christine, Acting Attorney General of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia, Bobby Christine, hand picked by Trump, has admitted to his staff that Really There is absolutely no fraud. Oh!
“Quite frankly, just watching TV, you’re going to assume you’ve got election cases piled from floor to ceiling,” Kristen said Monday in a call with attorneys from the Northern District office that was leaked to the court. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I am very happy to know that is not the case, but I did not know the coming.”
Why he didn’t know exactly it was coming isn’t clear – the governor and Secretary of State have been saying the same thing for weeks, as have the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the FBI. Did he think his state officials were lying about realistic and easily verifiable legal issues?
Nor is it clear why his results have not been made public, particularly when the integrity of the vote is an issue of serious national importance. Did I miss the entire violent rebellion last week by people who led to the belief that this election was somehow stolen?
Kristen explained to the staff of the office he just took over, without explaining why it was impossible to keep the public away from dangerous misconceptions about the presidential election. Bill Barr was able to get out and Publicly stated There was no fraud rampant, and nothing bad happened … Oh, well, yeah, over there that.
Last week, President Trump suddenly pushed aside the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung J. BJ Buck, replaced by Bobby Christine, the US attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Just hours after the infamous phone call in which the president pressured Secretary of State Brad Ravensberger to “find 11,780 votes, which is more than we have,” and described Buck as “your American attorney who has never seen it there,” Buck sent an email to colleagues announcing that it had been lifted. His resignation, scheduled for January 20, due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
according to Wall Street Journal, Those “unexpected circumstances” were that the president was angry that he would not arrest anyone for rigging the elections.
A senior Justice Department official, at the request of the White House, contacted Trump-appointed US attorney Pyeong J-Back late on the night of January 3. The election was rigged and that the president wanted to sack Mr. Buck, people said.
First assistant Kurt Erskine bypassed, Christine was assigned.By written order from the President“To run both offices simultaneously, which pays.” Doubt on these pages Elsewhere there was something rotten in full swing and indeed, Christine appeared within two days behind two election lawyers from his smaller office and an outside attorney with experience in public corruption trials.
“Mr. Buck’s forced resignation against the backdrop of the White House’s insistence on prosecution of alleged election crimes followed by then the appointment of a stranger to an outsider who immediately brings in prosecutors for elections from outside the region – all of which leads to a ready conclusion that the newcomers are ready for it.” Horn, former US attorney general for the Northern District of Georgia: “Follow what was annoying enough to make Mr. Buck resign.” Washington Post.
I will not come here to be an election attorney. Christine gladly reassured the attorneys on the call, although on his first day in Atlanta he met with the FBI, GBI, and DHS to review the office’s handling of election cases.
When asked why Erskine was not allowed to take over, as is standard practice, Christine objected, “I don’t think that’s a question I will ask. I appreciate your requesting it; I sympathize with the reason for asking it, but I won’t go into it.” Which was undoubtedly reassuring to the attorney staff who wonder exactly what havoc awaits them in the time between the two and whenever Joe Biden manages to get a qualified person in the northern and southern provinces of Georgia.
TL, DR? Just because the coup didn’t succeed doesn’t mean it wasn’t as corrupt as Hell.
Trump’s selection of US attorney in Georgia rejects election fraud allegations: ‘there’s nothing for them’ [AJC]
The White House forced the Attorney General of Georgia to resign [WSJ]
US lawyer in Georgia: election fraud allegations “there is nothing” [WaPo]
Elizabeth Day She lives in Baltimore where she writes about law and politics.