This is a HUGE allegation.
According to private investigator Tony Shaffer, former Attorney General Barr told him to stop investigating claims of election fraud in the 2020 election.
This lines up with reports from various media outlets at the time who reported that Barr found ‘no evidence’ of widespread voter fraud.
Still, other sources also report that AG Barr deliberately hid information about the ongoing Hunter Biden investigation because he feared this could alter the results of the election.
AG Barr has a lot of explaining to do, but actions always speak louder than words, and his track record on these issues makes it seem like these claims made by Shaffer are not so far fetched.
Here is more on Barr:
Tony Shaffer told me that Bill Barr called him personally and asked him to stop investigating 2020 election fraud.
Have you ever heard of an AG calling a private citizen and asking them to quit looking into something?!
— Chase Geiser (@realchasegeiser) May 28, 2021
The Associated Press reported Barr’s stance in December of 2020:
Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.
Barr’s comments, in an interview with the The Associated Press, contradict the concerted effort by Trump, his boss, to subvert the results of last month’s voting and block President-elect Joe Biden from taking his place in the White House.
Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
The comments, which drew immediate criticism from Trump attorneys, were especially notable coming from Barr, who has been one of the president’s most ardent allies. Before the election, he had repeatedly raised the notion that mail-in voting could be especially vulnerable to fraud during the coronavirus pandemic as Americans feared going to polls and instead chose to vote by mail.
In a similar phone call from Bill Barr to me, he made it clear that investigating the evidence behind the claims were not his first priority… https://t.co/WGrUkypIyX
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) February 8, 2021
Bill Barr Said it Was Not His Job to Look at Election Fraud https://t.co/zIaCgw2Jzy
— Real Uncensored (@Squidward3424) May 29, 2021
NBC News also did an earlier report on Barr:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., reacted to Barr’s comments, telling reporters “I guess he is the next one to be fired because he now, too, says there is no fraud.”
“Trump seems to fire anyone who says that in that regard,” he added.
Separately, Barr sent a letter to Congress on Tuesday notifying it that he had named U.S. Attorney John Durham a special counsel, providing him extra protection during the incoming Biden administration to continue his investigation of the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe.
The White House was not told of Durham’s appointment back in October when it happened, and administration officials only learned of the appointment when it was announced by DOJ on Tuesday, according to a department official.