U.S. Attorney General William Barr said something Tuesday that contradicts the message President Trump has been delivering over the past few weeks. Barr said the Justice Department has yet to uncover evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the presidential election.
In Barr’s interview with the Associated Press, he also said U.S. attorneys and FBI officials have been working to follow up on complaints and information that has been coming in, but so far they haven’t found a mountain of evidence, telling the AP, “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, continues to go full speed ahead on their legal efforts to reverse the election outcome, and he took time on Tuesday to throw some shade at Barr’s comments. “With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation,” Giuliani said in a statement with Jenna Ellis, another Trump team lawyer. “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.”
The statement listed more details of how the evidence Trump’s legal team has discovered has not been investigated by the Justice Department. “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,” Giuliani and Ellis said.