White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows lashed out at FBI Director Christopher Wray’s testimony to Congress in which the FBI leader rejected President Donald Trump’s bogus conspiracy theory that mail-in voting can and will lead to election fraud that would rig the election against him.
“With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI, let alone figuring out whether there’s any kind of voter fraud,” Meadows told CBS “This Morning” anchor Anthony Mason. “This is a very different case. The rules are being changed.”
The White House official suggested that Wray “get involved on the ground” with investigations into potential mail-in ballot issues.
“And then he would change his testimony on Capitol Hill,” Meadows added.
During a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on Thursday, Wray testified that his agency has “not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise.”
The FBI director also cast doubt on the likelihood of successfully carrying out a mass election fraud scheme to sway the November elections, telling lawmakers that “mounting that kind of fraud at scale would be a major challenge for an adversary.”
Watch Meadows below:
With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI, let alone figuring out whether there's any kind of voter fraud.” — White House Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows on FBI Dir. Christopher Wray saying he's seen no evidence of widespread voter fraud pic.twitter.com/W5PUfpnWCn
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 25, 2020