The 16 assistant U.S. attorneys expressed their opposition to the attorney general’s latest move.
Federal prosecutors (professional assistant U.S. prosecutors from more than a dozen states across the country) in a letter called on Barr to revoke the memo sent earlier this week, which told the Justice Department prosecutors to expand if they suspect a major prosecutor An investigative source related to the election said it was illegal.
The Department of Justice has long urged federal law enforcement officials not to conduct investigations of political allegations before the election, and federal prosecutors wrote in a letter from Zibar that the new “policy changes are not actually based on facts.”
“We disagree [your] He stated in the letter that after the voting ended but before the qualification certificate was obtained, the impact of actions taken on public elections and prosecutions on the election results has been greatly reduced. Said the letter to Barr.
This letter was signed by U.S. assistant lawyers in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, etc. of.
In recent days, President Donald Trump has claimed that there is no evidence that he could easily be declared the winner of last week’s election if only a legitimate vote was counted.
But Barr wrote in a memo to U.S. law firms earlier this week:[n]Any indication should be made here to show that the Ministry has concluded that election irregularities have affected the outcome of any election. “
The Justice Department spokesperson insisted that this sentence means that the letter written by the federal prosecutor to Barr can obviously coexist with the content of Barr’s memo.
The spokesperson said: “Actually, this is the point.” “The memo authorized [U.S. attorneys] Investigate numerous allegations of election fraud to determine whether fraud has occurred. “
Barr’s memo said: “Credible allegations must be resolved in a timely and effective manner,” but Barr said, “It is also important that Department of Defense personnel take appropriate care and maintain the Department of Defense’s commitment to fair, neutral and non-partisan relations. Absolutely promise.”
Barr added: “Although serious allegations are taken seriously, false, speculative, fictitious or far-fetched claims should not be used as a basis for initiating a federal investigation.”