“Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the DOJ has concluded its investigation of election fraud and announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election. That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated,” a DOJ spokesperson said, according to CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge. She continued, “The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.”
#Election2020results From a DOJ spokesperson: “Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the Department has concluded its investigation of election fraud and announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election. That is not what the Associated Press reported nor— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) December 2, 2020
The AP article stated that Barr made a distinction between the use of civil lawsuits and the use of the federal criminal system.
“However, Barr said earlier that people were confusing the use of the federal criminal justice system with allegations that should be made in civil lawsuits. He said a remedy for many complaints would be a top-down audit by state or local officials, not the U.S. Justice Department.”
AP Video Incorrectly Discussing Attorney General Barr and Election Fraud
Many news outlets, like NBC News below, reported claims that AG Barr had already concluded that there was no evidence of widespread election fraud that would overturn the election.
BREAKING: AG Barr tells the AP that the U.S. Justice Dept. has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. https://t.co/m7eCHSRiBA— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 1, 2020
Attorneys for the Trump campaign issued a response to Barr’s comments, explaining that the many witnesses they are working with have not been contacted by the FBI.
“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,” Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, attorneys for Trump, said in a statement.