(ConservativePeak.com)- Fox News revealed that Attorney General William Barr does not intend to resign by the end of the year, despite rumors suggesting he was on his way out. The news outlet claimed that Barr plans on remaining in his position at the Department of Justice “as long as the president needs him.”
Reports over the last week have claimed that Barr was considering leaving his role before the end of the year, but a senior official told the press this week that he isn’t planning on leaving after all.
Last week, Barr faced immense criticism from Republicans supporting President Donald Trump’s legal efforts to ensure election integrity after he claimed his department had not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud in the November presidential election.
His comments, however, were taken out of context by a series of mainstream media outlets, with various reports inaccurately claiming that Barr said investigations had “concluded” there was no fraud.
Speaking to the Associated Press last Tuesday, Barr said that the FBI and U.S. attorneys had been following up on complaints of widespread voter fraud, but had so far not unveiled enough evidence to suggest the result of the election was compromised.
It makes you wonder if Barr has been purposely avoiding watching the evidentiary hearings so far held in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia…
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” he said.
But after media outlets and pundits inaccurately reported the investigations had concluded, the Department of Justice issued a statement clarifying his words.
“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,” a spokesperson from the Department explained.
“That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated,” they continued. “The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.”
Barr issued a directive to United States attorneys last month instructing them to pursue all “substantial allegations” of irregularities and fraud, and while those investigations appear to be happening, President Donald Trump’s frustration at Barr has been very public…and for good reason.
Thousands of people have already signed sworn affidavits attesting to witnessing voter fraud and misconduct at ballot counts across the country, with some of those testimonies being proven true in Georgia recently when CCTV footage was published that matched accounts given by Republican ballot watchers.
If Barr stays in place, he has some work to do to gain back President Donald Trump’s trust.
When the president was asked whether he was confident in Barr last week, he responded, “Ask me again in a number of weeks.”
Hardly a vote of confidence…