On Tuesday, Attorney General Bill Barr told the Associated Press that no evidence of fraud had emerged that would swing the outcome of the election. Barr is, for most reasonable intents and purposes, a staunch Trump loyalist, and even he had to admit the truth. Trump’s legal team members Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis promptly issued a public statement in which they frantically went after Barr for his refutation of their frenzied conspiracies. Kicking off the statement, Giuliani and Ellis claim that there hasn’t been “any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation” — which is simply demonstrably untrue. Barr “said U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received,” the Associated Press reports.
Not even AG Bill Barr, one of Trump's most notorious enablers, is willing to keep up the pretense of fraud in the 2020 election. That says a lot.https://t.co/fSWZWpmfqr
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) December 1, 2020
In short, the Trump legal team apparently wants observers to take their word over the word of the Attorney General of the United States. Remember, Rudy Giuliani is the person who held a press conference outside of a landscaping shop in Philly, in the vicinity of an adult-oriented shop and a crematorium.
On Tuesday, Giuliani and Ellis said, in part, as follows:
‘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… 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.’
Check out the Trump team’s self-important statement below:
Statement of Trump Legal Team on Bill Barr’s Comments on Voter Fraud. pic.twitter.com/SlZRKStbri
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) December 1, 2020
Again — the Trump team’s perspective seems to be to take the word of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference guy over the word of the Attorney General of the United States. The basic premise of their argument against Barr is just false. Barr specifically authorized the investigation of “substantial allegations” of election-related issues in a post-election memo, which enabled investigators to “go around longstanding Justice Department policy that normally would prohibit such overt actions before the election was certified,” the Associated Press explains. In short: FBI agents and U.S. Attorneys have looked into the allegations — and no meaningful evidence supporting the Trump team’s narrative has emerged.
Check out Twitter’s response to the angry Giuliani/ Ellis statement below: