Former President Donald Trump tapped Christine to replace Byung J. “BJay” Pak, who abruptly resigned Jan. 4. Pak’s resignation followed a phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Trump referred to a “never-Trumper U.S. attorney there.”
Though Trump didn’t say Pak’s name, he repeated debunked accusations of voter fraud in Georgia, including in Fulton County. The Northern District of Georgia that Pak served includes both Atlanta and Fulton. Trump had appointed Pak to the position.
Pak did not give a reason for his sudden resignation, but he said he was grateful for the chance to have served in the position. Pak has rejoined the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird, where he began his career in private practice in 2000.
After Pak’s resignation, Trump named Christine the acting U.S. attorney for North Georgia.