President Donald Trump hasn’t ruled out firing Attorney General William Barr after he appeared to contradict the president’s claims of widespread election fraud earlier this week, according to NBC News.
On Tuesday, Barr told the Associated Press that "to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” despite Trump’s repeated claims.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the president was furious with Barr over his remarks, and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to directly say whether Trump still has confidence in Barr.
An associate of Barr’s, who spoke to the Post on the condition of anonymity, added that the attorney general “has to leave, and he does not want there be questions about whether the department was sitting idly by under his watch with respect to investigating fraud.”
"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. That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated," a Justice Department spokesperson following Barr’s comment.
"The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible," the spokesperson added.
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