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GOP Lawmakers Urge Trump To Push For Special Counsel To Investigate Election Irregularities

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Republican lawmakers are pushing President Donald Trump to ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate alleged election irregularities.

In a letter to Trump dated Wednesday, 27 Republican Congressmembers wrote, “Following widespread support from my House Republican colleagues, I am again requesting that you direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate irregularities in the 2020 election.” Politico first obtained the letter.

The letter is signed by Republican Reps. Lance Gooden (Texas), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Thomas Massie (Ky.), among others. The letter is led by Gooden, who sent the letter last Thursday with only his signature.

“The American people deserve a definitive resolution to the uncertainty hovering over the outcome of our election, but legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered,” the letter continued.

They continued:

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“The Department of Justice has been asked on multiple occasions to launch an investigation into this matter, but inaction from the Department along with public comments made by the Attorney General indicate a lack of willingness to investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged.”

The lawmakers added that the appointment of a special counsel would “establish a team of investigators whose sole responsibility is to uncover the truth and provide the certainty America needs.”

Trump has pushed to overturn the election results, in which Joe Biden is the apparent winner. The president has refused to concede and instead filed multiple lawsuits. Dozens of cases at the state and federal level have been unsuccessful for Trump. He has continued to insist the election was “rigged,” but has provided no evidence.

In concluding the letter to Trump, the Republican lawmakers reiterated, “We urge you to take swift and decisive action and direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to restore the American people’s faith in our elections.”

Barr shared on Dec. 1 that the Department of Justice had not yet found evidence of widespread voter fraud in the election “that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” as IJR previously reported.

A few days after those comments, Trump was asked if he still has confidence in Barr, to which he said at the time, “Ask me that in a number of weeks from now.”

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