Prosecutors who AG Bill Barr dispatched to investigate Trump's evidence-free claims of mass election fraud say they found no substantial irregularities
- Prosecutors assigned to investigate baseless allegations of irregularities in vote tallies told Attorney General William
Barrthat they found no "substantial irregularities," The Washington Post reported.
- Barr sent a memo on Monday requesting prosecutors to investigate "substantial claims" of
- Some in the Department of Justice have said the request was baseless, aided President Donald
Trump, and went against longstanding department policy.
Prosecutors assigned to investigate baseless allegations of irregularities in vote tallies in the election have told Attorney General William Barr that they found no "substantial irregularities," The Washington Post reported.Though there is no substantial evidence, President Donald Trump, who lost the election and has refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, has made baseless allegations of mass fraud after Biden won several key swing states.
"Having familiarized myself with the new policy and its ramifications I must regretfully resign from my role as director of the Election Crimes Branch," Pilger wrote in an email to colleagues.Barr's memo went against long-standing policy meant to prevent the DOJ from interfering in elections.
The 16 US assistant attorneys that were assigned to carry out investigations also told Barr that the policy "thrusts career prosecutors into partisan
"The policy change was not based in fact," the attorneys wrote.
Kerri Kupec, a spokesman for the DOJ told The Post that nothing in the memo was suggesting that "voting irregularities have impacted the outcome of any election."Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Documents reveal Trump is building his own 'deep state' by leaving political appointees behind in government for the Biden administration
Others in the DOJ also took issue with Barr's memo, claiming that it worked to help Trump, and sidestepped department policies.
Trump has boosted numerous claims that the election was being "stolen" and that fraud helped Biden win, but on Thursday the Department of Homeland Security also said there is no evidence of fraud."The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history," the DHS said in a statement.
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