Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro harshly criticized Attorney General Bill Barr for failing to investigate the serious allegations of voter fraud thoroughly. Her comments come after President Donald Trump himself expressed the same sentiment.
“This week, Barr commented that he has not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Pirro said in a long opening monologue Saturday night.
“Really? It’s curious, Barr, the head of the DOJ would affirmatively make a statement regarding a pending investigation,” she said, adding, “As a former prosecutor, for over three decades, I and virtually everyone similarly situated know that DOJ guidelines do not allow comment on investigations … They neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.”
In that regard, Pirro, a former prosecutor and judge in Westchester County, New York, accused Barr of going “beyond that” in sharing “information on the pending investigations.”
In this framework, the conservative presenter highlighted the multiple lawsuits for electoral fraud filed by the legal team of President Trump’s campaign in several states.
“We need answers,” she said. “We need action. We need justice,” she said.
“And you, Mr. Barr, are so deep in the swamp you can’t see beyond your fellow reptiles, and you are not the exceptional leader needed at this exceptional time in history,” she added.
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Pirro’s comments come after President Trump also targeted Barr after the Attorney General said that both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security “investigated” the election fraud allegations but could not find anything to alter the outcome of the Nov. 3 election.
When Trump was asked if he trusted Barr, he responded after a long pause, “Ask me that in a number of weeks from now.”
“They should be looking at all of this fraud. This is not civil,” the president said, assuring that this is “a criminal matter. This is a very bad criminal matter.”
In this context, dozens of Republicans in the House of Representatives joined forces to ask the DOJ to launch a full investigation into allegations of fraud in Georgia.
“We ask that the Department of Justice simultaneously investigate and prosecute this illegal behavior under federal law,” the congressmen said in a letter to Attorney General Barr and led by Republican Representative Mo Brooks (R-Al).