Barr Says He Will Not Name a Special Counsel on Election Fraud, Hunter Biden

Attorney General William Barr reiterated that he will not be giving in to the president’s demands that he appoint a special counsel to investigate the election.

Barr, the longtime loyalist of President Donald Trump, was asked by reporters during Monday’s press conference about claims of election fraud and whether it warrants the appointment of a special counsel.

He said, “If I thought a special counsel at this stage was the right tool and was appropriate, I would name one. But I haven’t and I’m not going to.”

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The president announced in a mid-December tweet that the attorney general would be stepping down from his post.

Barr’s press conference remark that he has not seen evidence to support the appointment of a special counsel on election fraud comes after a Friday meeting at the White House in which President Trump reportedly floated appointing lawyer Sydney Powell as special counsel.

During Monday’s press conference Barr also said that he has not seen evidence to support the appointment of a special counsel into Hunter Biden.

The attorney general told reporters, “To this point, I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel [into Hunter Biden] and I have no plan to do so before I leave.”

While the outgoing attorney general does not plan to appoint a special counsel, that idea has gained traction among some Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

In a letter to Trump in early December, 27 House Republicans urged the president to lean on the attorney general in an effort to appoint a special counsel.

The Republicans accused Barr of being unwilling to “investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged.”

Barr first broke with the president during an interview with the Associated Press in which he said that the Department of Justice has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the election results.

Responses

  1. So Barr doesn’t care about the Constitution
    By the way, THIS COUNTRY IS NOT A DEMOCRACY – IT IS A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC

  2. Poor delusional Robert. YOU are a prime example of what’s destroying our democracy. The whole Blue vs Red hatred that you were foolish enough to buy into courtesy of Mafia Don trump.

  3. Attorney General William Barr is also not all that interested in Dear Leader’s call for martial law, either. That doesn’t mean that Barr’s successor won’t be.

    The danger of Dear Leader going full blown fascist is not over yet. There just isn’t enough resistance to all of this nonsense to ensure that it can’t happen.

    1. 74 million will be demanding a investigation. Biden soon out of the gate will start to fail when they no longer have Trump to use as a excuse for their failures. Can’t wait until those Democratic states start to implode under the weight of their own stupidity. The line of taxpayers and corporations out of NY and CA is laughable.

      1. Will you be stomping your feet and waving your arms if your “demand” is not met? WHAT is the plan?
        WHAT failures are you referring that Trump was used as an excuse?

        I checked the population of California for you. In 2019, it was 39.51 million and in 2020 it is 39.79 million. The line is apparently shorter going out as going in. Now NY state population has dropped from 19.53 million in 2018 to 19.45 million in 2020.

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