Lawyer Basic Invoice Barr advised the Related Press Tuesday that the Justice Division hasn’t discovered any proof to help allegations of election fraud.
“Thus far, we’ve not seen fraud on a scale that would have affected a special consequence within the election,” Barr advised the AP.
Barr added each the Justice Division and the Division of Homeland Safety have regarded into claims of election fraud, however discovered nothing.
“There’s been one assertion that may be systemic fraud and that may be the declare that machines had been programmed primarily to skew the election outcomes,” Barr mentioned. “And the DHS and DOJ have regarded into that, and up to now, we haven’t seen something to substantiate that.”
Barr has been one among Trump’s most loyal figures, particularly through the investigations into Russia’s interference within the 2016 election. Barr additionally made excuses for the president when the Secret Service shot tear gasoline at protesters so Trump might take a photograph outdoors of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Earlier than the election, Barr agreed with Trump that voting was weak to fraud. In September, Barr condemned states for utilizing mail-in voting through the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the previous week, the heads of a number of federal companies have come out towards Trump and mentioned the presidential election was performed safely. Chris Krebs, the previous director of the U.S. Cyber Company, advised CBS’ 60 Minutes the election was “essentially the most safe in American historical past.” Trump additionally thought-about firing FBI director Christopher Wray, after the election.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger additionally rejected calls Trump to overturn the state’s election outcomes after they had been licensed.
Trump’s attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis responded to Barr saying the Justice Division didn’t sufficiently examine allegations of election irregularities and did not interview witnesses who claimed to see unlawful habits.
“With the best respect to the Lawyer Basic, his opinion seems to be with none information or investigation of the substantial irregularities and proof of systemic fraud,” Giuliani and Ellis mentioned in a assertion.