Trump legal team pushes back against AG Barr’s statement to AP that he found no widespread election fraud
Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press Tuesday that the DOJ, which has been investigating claims of voter fraud, has not yet uncovered any evidence of widespread voter fraud that could ultimately change the outcome of the 2020 general election.
Barr made these comments despite the fact that they directly contradict those made by President Donald Trump and his attorneys, who are investigating voter fraud claims across the country and asking State Legislatures to probe those claims before certifying the votes.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is leading Trump’s legal team in their fight against voter fraud, shot back at Barr, questioning the validity of Barr’s statement regarding an FBI investigation into voter fraud.
“With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation,” stated Giuliani in a press release Tuesday. “We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined. We have many witnesses swearing under oath they saw crimes being committed in connection with voter fraud. As far as we know, not a single one has been interviewed by the DOJ. The Justice Department also hasn’t audited any voting machines or used their subpoena powers to determine the truth.”
Giuliani continued: “Nonetheless, we will continue our pursuit of the truth through the judicial system and state legislatures, and continue toward the Constitution’s mandate and ensuring that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not. Again, with the greatest respect to the Attorney General, his opinion appears to be without any knowledge or investigation of the substantial irregularities and evidence of systemic fraud.”
Barr, however, told the Associated Press during his interview that U.S. attorneys and FBI agents probed specific complaints and information they’ve received. He stated but “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
Barr had warned before the election, however that mail-in voting – known also as universal ballots – could be especially vulnerable to fraud. The COVID-19 outbreak was used by Democrats as a reason for getting the courts to grant the use of universal mail-in- ballots. But the day before the election, the CDC issued a guidance stating that voting at polling stations was safe, even for those with COVID-19, as long as they informed the poll workers and maintained six-feet of separation.
Well, that guidance came a little to late because the universal ballots were already approved and other voter laws had already been relaxed. It was much like the revelation from the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, that it had produced a vaccine for COVID-19 with minimal side effects and more than 94 % effective. That revelation of course came after the election, even though the company had known it had the vaccine weeks earlier and it was connected to Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.