As witnesses to election fraud come forward and a “smoking gun” video of possible voter fraud is released, the pressure on U.S. Attorney General William Barr continues to mount. President Trump hasn’t called Barr into the oval office for a “you’re fired” line yet, but it sure seems to be heading that way.
One day after Barr said that he had “not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” a video was released in Atlanta, where numerous accounts of possible fraud have poured in, showing poll workers removing potential suitcases full of ballots and counting them after telling poll observers and press reporters to go home because they were done counting for the night. The video will likely be scrutinized and examined more closely over the upcoming weeks but as more things like this come to light, it’s easy to see President Trump’s confidence in Barr eroding as the Dept. of Justice fails to find these things.
In his remarks to the press on Wednesday, Barr did not indicate the department had wrapped up its investigations into voter fraud, just that up to this point it had not found anything substantive enough to overturn the results of the election. Following Barr’s comments, a justice department spokesperson reiterated that point, saying that Barr had not “announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election.” Then added, “The department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.”
Barr had aggressively criticized mail-in balloting prior to the election but post-election there hasn’t really seemed to be any sense of urgency from the justice department in investigating claims of voter fraud.
On Thursday, when asked about his confidence in Barr, Trump responded by saying, “Ask me that in a number of weeks from now. They should be looking at all of this fraud.”