Written with contribution from Sheriff David Clarke
Attorney General Bill Barr was rather late in the game on election fraud despite countless allegations of misconduct at polling sites, irregularities, and even fraud being made beginning before polls on the East Coast even closed.
Now, he’s said that while the bureau did get around to looking into widespread claims of voter manipulation, the AG announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice has not found evidence of widespread voter fraud to the magnitude that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, as he told the Associated Press.
In case you were wondering if Barr had gotten any more useful in the last few weeks, no—no he has not.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” he said.
In November, it was reported that Barr had issued a memo authorizing U.S. attorneys to pursue any substantial allegations of voting irregularities ahead of election certifications in the presidential race, Breitbart notes.
However, he has apparently concluded that there was simply nothing to see there.
The essence that justice is blind refers to not seeing race, creed, gender, or national origin when making legal decisions. Apparently, Barr has taken that sense of prosecutorial blindness to include ignoring the obvious. Evidence isn’t “uncovered”, it is usually staring you in the face, if you are actually looking at it.
“There’s been one assertion that would be systemic fraud and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results. And the DHS and DOJ have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that,” he said.
The Trump legal team hit back swiftly. Lead attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in response to Barr’s comments in a statement:
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. We have many witnesses swearing under oath they saw crimes being committed in connection with voter fraud. As far as we know, not a single one has been interviewed by the DOJ. 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’s mandate and ensuring that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not. 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.
Keep in mind that Barr is the same Attorney General who has spent over two years looking for “evidence” that former FBI Director James Comey and his band of cohorts masterminded a fake dossier and lied under oath to a FISA court to get search warrants and wiretaps of the Trump campaign and framed Gen. Michael Flynn, among others.
Barr promised that they would be held accountable. We are still waiting for him to present this “evidence” to a grand jury for prosecution.