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Barr clashes with former Trump appointee from Pa. over handling of election-fraud claims – HotAir

Barr clashes with former Trump appointee from Pa. over handling of election-fraud claims – HotAir

It’s just false,” Barr said, adding that the assertions “appeared to have been made to mollify President Trump to gain his support for McSwain’s planned run for governor.” Barr said he called McSwain on Monday to complain about the letter, which he heard about before it became public.McSwain defended his missive as technically accurate while asserting, “I can’t have Trump attacking me,” Barr said.I was also given a directive to pass along serious allegations to the State Attorney General for investigation — the same State Attorney General who had already declared that you could not win.

” In an interview, Barr disputed McSwain’s characterizations of his actions and said McSwain told him he wrote the letter in a bid to win Trump’s endorsement — or at least stave off attacks.“Any suggestion that McSwain was told to stand down from investigating allegations of election fraud is false.

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