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Top Federal Prosecutor In Georgia Resigns With Little Explanation

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A top federal prosecutor in Georgia who was appointed by President Trump resigned Monday, offering little explanation for his sudden departure.

U. S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak did not offer insight into why he was leaving his post after less than four years, or where he was going next, but thanked Trump for “the greatest honor of my professional career,” according to a statement provided by the Justice Department (DOJ).

“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,” Pak said. “I am grateful to President Trump and the United States Senate for the opportunity to serve, and to former Attorneys General [Jeff] Sessions and [William] Barr for their leadership of the Department.”

Pak, who is originally from Seoul, South Korea, immigrated to the U. S. when he was 9 years old, and served as a Republican state representative in Georgia from 2011 to 2017, prior to being appointed by Trump.

The DOJ did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment about Pak’s announcement, which came a day after a newly leaked phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raff… (Read more)