Trump Legal Team Disputes AG Barr's Comments on Election Fraud, DOJ Clarifies Statement
Updated: Dec 2, 2020
President Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday fired back at Attorney General William Barr who reportedly claimed, in an interview with the AP, that officials haven’t seen evidence of widespread election fraud.
Despite the growing evidence of voter fraud that is being collected by Trumps legal team, as well as Attorney's Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, the Justice Department has not taken action to investigate these findings. In the same interview, Barr also stated that these findings need to go through civil courts, not the Department of Justice.
"He said people were confusing use of federal criminal justice system with allegations that should be made in civil lawsuits. He said such a remedy for those complaints would be a top-down audit conducted by state or local officials, not DOJ"
The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement on Tuesday in response to the backlash from an article by The Associated Press which quoted Attorney General William Barr saying that
“to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
“Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the DOJ has concluded its investigation of election fraud and announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election. That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated,” a DOJ spokesperson said, according to CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge.