Raffensperger feared wrongful prosecution under pressure from Trump

Raffensperger said that in the waning days of the Trump administration, around the time of the U.S. Senate runoff election, there were concerns in the upper levels of the Georgia Secretary of State’s office about the possibility of the federal criminal justice system being used inappropriately for political retaliation.

The fears were so strong that Raffensperger and other key staffers retained their own personal attorneys…

Former U.S. Attorney Byung Jin “BJay” Pak had stayed in close contact with Raffensperger’s office throughout election fraud investigations. Pak told Winne that Raffensperger was correct, that the U.S. Attorney’s Office was going to do the right thing, not something that Trump told the office to do that wasn’t supported by the law and the facts.

Raffensperger said the FBI had agents in State Farm Arena, where ballots were processed. Bobby Christine, who was the acting U.S. Attorney after Pak resigned, served on the Secretary of State’s absentee ballot fraud task force.