U.S. Attorney General knocks down discredited voter fraud claims by Trump, says Russia behind massive hack

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Updated: March 8, 2021

The United States Attorney-General William Barr on Monday knocked down some of the craziest conspiracy theories President Donald J. Trump has been spreading on Twitter for more than a month, saying he has not seen any evidence of widespread voter fraud claims.

Speaking in Washington D.C. at what may be his last press briefing as Attorney General, Barr shot down the idea of appointing a special counsel to investigate widespread voter fraud claims, saying he has not seen any need for the appointment.

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Barr indicated that the election was generally free and fair and President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. won. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021.

Bill Barr
Bill Barr

The outgoing Attorney General who announced his resignation in a letter last week also said all evidence shows Russia, not China, was behind the massive hack in the United States.

President Trump has claimed that it could have been China, not Russia, that was behind the hack.

Barr’s public disagreements with Trump have been rare. This was one of them.

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Simon Ateba Washington DC
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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