President Donald Trump’s own FBI director cast doubt on his repeated claims about voter fraud.
FBI director Christopher Wray told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Thursday that his investigators have found no evidence to back the claims the president used to justify his refusal to accept a peaceful transition of power, reported Axios.
“[The agency has] not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise,” Wray told the GOP-led committee.
The president claimed Wednesday that “ballots are out of control” and refused to commit to accepting a loss to Joe Biden, but Wray said local election fraud turns up “from time to time” but not on a nationwide level.
“Certainly to change a federal election outcome by mounting that kind of fraud at scale would be a major challenge for an adversary,” Wray said, but pledged to investigate thoroughly any evidence of widespread fraud in voting by mail.
The GOP ‘fundamentals’ are the same as 20 years ago — and they’re ‘running short on competence’: columnist
The Republicans in charge today may be different in some cases than the ones who ran it 20 years ago, but not much else has changed according to The Washington Post's James Downie.
"In the span of an hour, CNN’s State of the Union featured both new and old faces of the Republican Party. First, host Dana Bash interviewed Sen. Roy Blunt, who has held elective office from Missouri for most of the past 35 years. Then she welcomed Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) and Nancy Mace (R-SC), both newly elected members of the House. Though all three looked very different, they sounded much the same," Downie wrote on Sunday evening.
Trump lashes out at ’60 Minutes’ interview with ex-cybersecurity chief using more false conspiracy theories
President Donald Trump apparently watched the "60 Minutes" interview with Chris Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
According to Krebs, the election was the most secure election in history, and none of Trump's claims of fraud are valid. He explained that there would have been a huge difference in votes during the recount if there was fraud. There are not.
Trump’s ex-election security official attacks Giuliani for ‘apparent attempt to undermine confidence in the election’
President Donald Trump and his legal crew of misfit attorneys have waged 39 lawsuits to overturn the 2020 election. All but one of them has been laughed out of court. Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have continued going to court in an attempt to get a legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump also fired his cybersecurity czar responsible for securing the election after refusing to corroborate the story that the election was stolen.
In an interview with "60 Minutes," Chris Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, explained that Giuliani and Trump are apparently attempting "to undermine confidence in the election, to confuse people, to scare people.”