U.S. Attorney General William Barr and the Department of Justice (DOJ) just shredded the news media and what they said is its incomplete reporting on what the top law enforcement official said about election investigations.
On Tuesday, it was reported by the major media outlets that Barr said, “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”
“There’s been one assertion that would be systemic fraud and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results,” the attorney general said. “And the DHS and DOJ have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that.”
But that is only part of the story, The DOJ said late on Tuesday. The keywords in his statement are “to date.”
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“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 spokesman for the DOJ said “That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated. The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.”