After former Attorney General William Barr said there was no widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump’s chances of overturning election results were effectively killed.
Many felt that if Trump’s own AG was unable to support his claims of election fraud, the accusations must not have much merit.
However, Trump released a letter Monday he said proves Barr discouraged certain individuals from investigating possible voter fraud connected to the election.
The letter was dated June 9, 2021, and was sent by William McSwain, the U.S. attorney of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2018 until January 2021. McSwain, who plans to run for governor in Pennsylvania in 2022, claimed Barr told him to steer clear of election fraud claim investigations to the extent it was possible.
“U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania was precluded from investigating election fraud allegations. Outrageous!” Trump said in a statement accompanying the letter.
McSwain went on to allege Barr told him “not to make any public statements or put out any press releases regarding possible election irregularities.”
McSwain resides in Pennsylvania, where the state attorney general is a Democrat named Josh Shapiro. On Oct. 31, 2020, Shapiro tweeted Trump would not win the election after all the votes were counted. (Read more: Western Journal, 7/14/2021) (Archive)