In a move that is disappointing many Trump allies and supporters, outgoing attorney general William Barr says he has “no plan” to appoint special counsels to probe the election or Hunter Biden.
On the topic of Hunter Biden, Barr said Monday “I think to the extent that there’s an investigation, I think that it’s being handled responsibly and professionally.”
He added “to this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave.”
On the topic of the November election, Barr said “I see no basis now for seizing machines, by the federal government wholesale seizure of machines part of the federal government,” and I, you know, off the top of my head, I’m not going to opine on a constitutional issue as far as the power goes.”
Barr continued by saying “there are fraud and unfortunately in most elections I think we’re too tolerant of it.”
“I’m sure there was fraud in this election but I was commenting on the extent to which we had looked at suggestions or allegations of systemic or brace fraud that could affect the outcome of the election and I already spoke to that and I stand by that statement,” he added.