Channel 2 investigative reporter Justin Gray has gone through emails made public by a House of Representatives Committee and showed the timeline of events on how Trump officials tried to overturn the elections in Georgia.
- Acting U.S. Attorney General (AG) Jeffrey Rosen was asked to be involved in Georgia elections.
- AG refused and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was asked. He taped the call and refused.
- White House officials called the then attorney U.S. Attorney B. J. Pak in Atlanta who subsequently resigned from his post.
This is the timeline, but the conversations except the one with Raffensperger were not recorded.
On Friday, January 1, White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows wrote to Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen asking him to engage in the issue of allegations of signature match anomalies in Fulton County, Georgia.
Rosen ignored the directive and wrote to his deputy saying, “Can you believe this.” He also said that he was not going to respond to the message.
Buddy Parker, former Department of Justice attorney told Gray that there was a separation between the White House and the Department of Justice (DOJ) such that the DOJ acts independently.
On Saturday, January 2, President Donald Trump personally called Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and allegedly said on the recorded call “So look all I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes.
This phone call is now under criminal investigation, for possible prosecution, by District Attorney Fani Williams of Fulton County.
On Sunday, January 3, at 10:09 p.m. U.S. Attorney General B. J. Pak was asked to call a senior DOJ official in Washington. Only the official and Pak know what was spoken. However, a few hours after the call, at 7:41 a.m., Monday January 4, Pak sent his resignation to President Trump and the acting AG.
Parker said that he could have submitted his resignation as he was asked to do something that he didn’t want to do. Parker also said that not since Watergate was that a way the DOJ was supposed to work. He has served at the DOJ, under both Republican and Democratic presidents, for 19 years.
On Wednesday Justin Gray contacted Pak for comment but he declined the request.