US Election: William Barr contradicts Trump’s allegations of electoral fraud
Attorney General William Barr has said that there was no evidence of large-scale fraud during this year’s election.
The statement made on Tuesday December 1, 2020, prompted a stern reaction from President Donald Trump’s legal team as the president continues in his efforts to negate the results.
Barr contradicted Trump’s persistent allegations of a stolen election in an interview to The Associated Press.
Trump’s legal team, led by Rudy Giuliani, has insisted on investigations into what they say are troubling irregularities but are actually normal errors expected in any election.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr said.
Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, senior legal adviser to the campaign, hit back at Barr only minutes after the remarks.
The two claimed that the Justice Department had not sufficiently investigated allegations of election irregularities and had failed to interview witnesses who claimed to see illegal behavior.
Meanwhile, in response to Barr's statement, Trump's legal team said, "with all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn't been any semblance of a department of justice investigation.
"We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined."
The team claimed to have many witnesses swearing under oath they saw crimes being committed in connection with voter fraud.
The Justice Department also hasn't audited any voting machines or used their subpoena powers to determine the truth.
"Nonetheless, we will continue our pursuit of the truth through the judicial system and state legislatures, and continue toward the constitution mandate and ensuring that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not," it said.
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," reads the statement issued by Rudy Giuliani Attorney for President Trump and Jenna Ellis Trump campaign senior legal adviser and Attorney for President Trump.