Rep. Jerry Nadler: ‘Attorney General Barr’s Memo Authorizing Federal Prosecutors to Go After Voter Fraud’ is ‘a Clear Corruption of Our Judicial System’

By Staff | November 11, 2020 | 2:08pm EST
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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

( - Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D.-N.Y.) sent out a tweet on Tuesday saying the Attorney General William Barr’s decision to authorize federal prosecutors to go after specific cases of voting fraud was “a clear corruption of our judicial system.”

Nadler’s tweet was attached to a story from the New York Times that was headlined: “Barr Hands Prosecutors the Authority to Investigate Voter Fraud Claims.”

“Attorney General Barr’s memo authorizing federal prosecutors to go after voter fraud—without the existence of any credible evidence whatsoever—is a dangerous pandering to President Trump and a clear corruption of our justice system,” Nadler said in his tweet.

“Attorney General William P. Barr, wading into President Trump’s unfounded accusations of widespread election irregularities, told federal prosecutors on Monday that they were allowed to investigate ‘specific allegations’ of voter fraud before the results of the presidential race are certified,” said the New York Times story attached to Nadler’s tweet.

“Mr. Barr said he had authorized ‘specific instances’ of investigative steps in some cases,” said the New York Times story. “He made clear in a carefully worded memo that prosecutors had the authority to investigate, but he warned that ‘specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims should not be a basis for initiating federal inquiries.’”

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