Attorney General William Barr has announced on Tuesday that no evidence has been discovered to substantiate President Trump’s voter fraud allegations on the 2020 Presidential election. Known as one of Trump’s most loyal allies, Barr has disclosed that up to this moment, U.S Attorneys and FBI agents have not uncovered any fraud that can change the outcome of last month’s election. This comment elicited immediate criticism and bashing from Trump supporters. Other administration officials who have earlier disproved the baseless conspiracy theory have already been terminated. It is still unclear if Barr will suffer the same fate.
Associated Press: Barr’s comments contradict the concerted effort by Trump, his boss, to subvert the results of last month’s voting and block President-elect Joe Biden from taking his place in the White House.
In an interview with the The Associated Press, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.
The comments, which drew immediate criticism from Trump attorneys, were especially notable coming from Barr, who has been one of the president’s most ardent allies.
Other administration officials who have come out forcefully against Trump’s allegations of voter-fraud evidence have been fired. But it’s not clear whether Barr might suffer the same fate. He maintains a lofty position with Trump, and despite their differences the two see eye-to-eye on quite a lot.
CNN: “For the attorney general of the United States to make that statement — he is either a liar or a fool or both,” Dobbs said.
According to CNN Barr’s celebrity status in the right-wing media took a hit on Tuesday when he mentioned that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
The statement from Barr, which merely recited a simple fact, not only cut against what Trump has been saying, but also what Trump’s propagandists and allies in right-wing media have been feeding their audiences.
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, whose conspiratorial program is a favorite of the president, attacked Barr in brutal terms on his show. “For the attorney general of the United States to make that statement — he is either a liar or a fool or both,” Dobbs said.
Newsmax host Greg Kelly, who has risen to fame in right-wing media circles in the last few weeks for suggesting Trump could emerge as the winner of the election, went after Barr on his show. “Some of us are wondering if he is a warrior with the Constitution or if he’s just a bureaucrat,” Kelly said.