While speaking to the press in the Oval Office on Thursday, President Trump hedged on saying if he had confidence in Attorney General William Barr. “Ask me that in a number of weeks from now," Trump said. "They should be looking at all this voter fraud.” Barr said in a recent interview that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
- Mr. President, can I ask you to respond to the comments by your attorney general, who indicated he has not seen at this point any evidence of fraud enough to overturn the election results? Given that, why is now not the time to concede?
DONALD TRUMP: Well, he hasn't done anything. He hasn't looked. When he looks, he'll see the kind of evidence that right now you're seeing in the Georgia Senate. You know, they're going through hearings right now in Georgia, and they're finding tremendous volume. So they haven't looked very hard, which is a disappointment, to be honest with you, because it's massive fraud.
Whether you go to Wisconsin, where we just filed a case, or Michigan, or if you look at what's happening in Georgia as an example, or Pennsylvania-- if you look at Nevada, which is moving along very rapidly or Arizona, you saw those numbers come out yesterday. We found massive fraud-- and in other states also. This is probably the most fraudulent election that anyone's ever seen.
- Do you still have confidence in Bill Barr?
DONALD TRUMP: Ask me that in a number of weeks from now. They should be looking at all of this fraud. This is not civil. He thought it was civil. This is not civil. This is criminal stuff. This is a very bad criminal stuff.