BJ Pak

U.S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak's resignation came just days after a phone call between then-President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was made public in early January. But newer testimony into Trump's interference in the 2020 election shows a closer connection to Trump's efforts and Pak's departure.

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The panel:

Charles Bullock — Professor of political science University of Georgia

Patricia Murphy — Political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tammy Greer — Professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University


1. Former U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak to testify during today's Jan. 6 committee hearing

Patricia Murphy talks about today's hearing.

2. Ex-Trump campaign manager will not appear before committee today 

  • CNN reports that Stepien did not show up due to a family emergency. 
  • Stepien was subpoenaed to appear before the committee, and scheduled on the first panel today at 10 a.m.
    • That panel was delayed. 

3. Cobb elections chief to testify in Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis' probe 


4. Rallies in Georgia and around the country focus on gun safety laws.

  • A bipartisan group of senators came together to work on red flag laws.

    • 10 Republicans are working with Democrats on the legislation.
  • NPR reports the proposal would give states incentives to mark red flag laws, money for mental health resources in schools, and expanded background checks for those 18 to 21. 
  • Patricia Murphy said Warnock says this compromise is a move in the right direction, but Stacey Abrams says the proposals aren't enough in a state like Georgia. 

Tammy Greer speaks on movement towards gun control legislation.

5. Rifts widen between Trump-aligned GOP officials and Gov. Brian Kemp.

  • U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was the headliner for the Foundation Breakfast on June 29.
  • Gov. Brian Kemp and other top Republicans did not attend.


Tuesday on Political Rewind:

The AJC's Tamar Hallerman joins the panel.