FBI debunked allegations of voter fraud in Atlanta

BJ Pak, who served as President Donald Trump’s US legal professional for the Northern District of Georgia, mentioned the FBI debunked allegations of voter fraud in Atlanta on the evening of the 2020 election, after discovering {that a} supposed suitcase improperly full of ballots for Joe Biden was really an official voter lockbox.

Former Georgia US Attorney BJ Pak testifies before the House select committee on the Jan.  6 insurrection on Monday.

Former Georgia US Legal professional BJ Pak testifies earlier than the Home choose committee on the Jan. 6 rebel on Monday. (Saul Loeb/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Testifying on the Monday morning listening to of the congressional committee analyzing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the US Capitol, Pak mentioned he was directed by then-Legal professional Common William Barr to look into the allegations the day after Rudy Giuliani, the president’s private lawyer, advised a Georgia state Senate committee in December 2020 {that a} video of the vote counting on the State Farm Enviornment in Fulton County was a “smoking gun” proving fraudulent ballots forged for Biden.

Giuliani performed a small snippet of the video on the state Senate listening to that he claimed confirmed Fulton County vote counters taking out a suitcase crammed with ballots forged for Biden was pulled out from beneath a desk on election evening after partisan ballot watchers have been advised to go away.

Sir mentioned that on Dec. 4, Barr advised him to look into the Giuliani claims and make it a “precedence” as a result of he anticipated he would get requested about them by Trump on the White Home. Sir, testifying in public for the primary time, advised the panel he did as he was requested and had the FBI examine the State Farm video.

“We discovered that the suitcase filled with ballots was really an official lockbox the place the ballots have been stored secret,” mentioned Pak. He famous there had been a “misunderstanding” about when the vote counting was supposed to complete that evening; after being initially known as off (apparently due to a leaky rest room upstairs), the vote counting was resumed and the authorized poll field was retrieved and the ballots counted.

Giuliani is displayed on a screen during Monday's House hearing.

Giuliani is displayed on a display screen throughout Monday’s Home listening to. (Al Drago/Bloomberg by way of Getty Photos)

When Giuliani testified to the state committee, “sadly, Mr. Giuliani solely performed a clip of them pulling out the field” — not the total video exhibiting the purported suitcase was a lockbox. “When the FBI interviewed the people depicted within the video, it was decided that nothing irregular occurred within the counting and the allegations made by Mr. Giuliani have been false,” Pak mentioned.

Pak resigned as US legal professional weeks later, after being advised that Trump was planning to fireside him.

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