In a desperate move to egg on President Trump’s no-chance efforts to win a second term, twenty-seven GOP lawmakers on Wednesday issued a desperate plea to Trump to force Attorney General Bill Barr into appointing a special counsel to investigate election irregularities.
Barr told the Associated Press last week that the Justice Department couldn’t find evidence proving the sitting president’s unsubstantiated election fraud claims as Trump’s legal battles contesting the legitimacy of the election process have fizzled out.
In a letter obtained by Politico on Wednesday, Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX) told Trump that Americans “deserve a definite resolution” into uncertainty around the election and that “legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered.”
The letter led by Gooden, who originally sent the letter to Trump with his signature alone last week following the release of Barr’s remarks the AP, was signed by 27 other Republican House members.
Gooden slammed Barr, who had previously egged on Trump’s bogus claims of mail-in voting leading to widespread voter fraud, for his remarks to the AP that failed to do the sitting president’s bidding.
“Inaction from the Department (of Justice) along with public comments made by the Attorney General indicate a lack of willingness to investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged,” Gooden said.
Gooden then made a desperate plea for Trump to strongarm his attorney general into appointing a special counsel to investigate election irregularities. Shortly after his remarks to the AP were published, Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to be a special counsel to probe the origins of the Russia probe.
“The appointment of a Special Counsel would establish a team of investigators whose sole responsibility is to uncover the truth and provide the certainty America needs,” Gooden said.
The letter signed by 27 GOP lawmakers comes two days after Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) asked Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s business affairs, renewing the Trump campaign’s attacks on President-elect Joe Biden prior to the election.
.@TheJusticeDept must appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s conduct and contents of his laptop.
This needs to be investigated free from political interference. No matter who is in the White House.
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) December 7, 2020
Barr has been in the dog house since his remarks to the AP last week disputed Trump’s election fraud falsehoods.
On Sunday, the New York Times reported that Barr is considering heading for the hills after he upset Trump by admitting that there has not been evidence that there was widespread voter fraud in the election.