The former White House National Security Advisor, John Bolton, believes Attorney General William Barr did “the right thing” after the chief administrative officer said the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
In a Wednesday interview with Axios, Bolton praised Barr for telling the truth about the latest findings of the FBI and US Attorney General’s investigation into allegations of mass voter fraud in the November 3 elections.
Noting that those who made allegations of a rigged or fraudulent election did not present evidence “because they have none,” he added that it was time for officials like Barr to “talk” about the lack of evidence.
“He stood up and did the right thing,” Bolton told Axios. “He was telling the truth: “We can’t find any evidence of voice swap algorithms, for God’s sake.
The former National Security Adviser later added, “Why can’t we see the evidence? Because they have none, is the answer. Now is the time to speak up.”
Bolton made a similar call to Republican leaders just under two weeks after election day. He told ABC News that it was “very important” for the GOP leaders to explain to voters that President Donald Trump had lost the election and that he was making “baseless” allegations of election fraud.
The former Trump administration official made his final comment the day after Barr told the Associated Press that federal investigators had found no evidence of fraud on a scale that would invalidate the presidential election results.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have caused a different election result,” the Attorney General told AP, contradicting earlier claims by his boss.
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, President Trump claimed that his own Justice Department was “missing in action” when he was questioned on November 3 about the status of the investigation into widespread election fraud.
“You’d think if you’re with the FBI or the Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could look at,” Trump told the network. “Where are they? I haven’t seen anything.”
ABC News reported on Thursday morning that Barr and Trump had an “intense” conversation about the Attorney General’s AP interview and quoted several sources familiar with the conversation.
When asked if the President still had “confidence” in Barr after the interview, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany simply replied, “The President, if he has staffing announcements, you will be the first to know about them. She also said that she was “not aware” that the two had spoken at the time of the press conference.