On Wednesday night, President Trump tweeted out that it is now time for a “strong, fast, and fair special counsel” on election fraud.
“After seeing the massive Voter Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election, I disagree with anyone that thinks a strong, fast, and fair Special Counsel is not needed, IMMEDIATELY,” the president posted.
“This was the most corrupt election in the history of our Country, and it must be closely examined!” he added.
The remarks came after outgoing U.S. Attorney General William Barr refused to allow the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel to investigate “legitimate questions” about the election outcome.
Barr claimed there was no point in verifying who won the presidential race and would instead let Biden and the Democrats seize control of the White House.
“I think to the extent that there is an investigation, I think that it is being handled responsibly and professionally currently within the department,” he said in a video shared on YouTube. “To this point, I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel, and I have no plan to do so before I leave.”
The president previously shared a Twitter post on Dec. 10 that showed at least 26 House Republicans calling on Trump to direct the Attorney General to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate alleged election fraud and irregularities.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, President Trump consulted with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, as well as other officials about the possibility of assigning a special counsel to investigate Biden’s suspicious financial activity.
Reports indicate that President Trump is also looking at whether a special counsel could be assigned to investigate allegations of fraud that took place in the middle of the U.S. presidential election campaign.
Sidney Powell will become Special Counsel?
There has been speculation that lawyer Sidney Powell may be appointed to investigate allegations of election fraud as a special counsel. Rumors arose after media reports, citing unnamed sources, which said that Trump had floated the idea of installing Powell in the White House during a meeting with other senior assistants and members of his legal team.
In the midst of speculation, Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer, has recently reiterated that his legal team and the president are not affiliated with Powell.
“Let me say definitively: Sidney Powell is not part of our legal team. She hasn’t been for five weeks. She is not a special counsel for the president. She does not speak for the president, nor does she speak for the administration,” Giuliani said during an interview on Monday with Newsmax.
Powell’s Twitter account late Wednesday shared a post from Former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who wrote in response to Trump’s Twitter post, “[President Donald Trump], you know precisely what my choice is [Sidney Powell]. Why? Because she will go to the truth and that scares the hell out of everyone.”
The president shared a long video message to the nation online just a day before, explaining why he is determined to pursue all legal and constitutional ways to “stop the theft of the presidential election,” and called on the American people to “raise their voices” and demand that the injustice be corrected.
“Americans must be able to have complete faith in the confidence of their elections. The fate of our democracy depends upon it,” he said in a video statement. “Now is the time for the American people to raise their voices and demand that this injustice be immediately corrected. Our elections must be fair, they must be honest, they must be transparent, and they must be 100 percent free of fraud.
“We won this election by a magnificent landslide, and the people of the United States know it. All over, they’re demonstrating, they’re angry, they’re fearful. We cannot allow a completely fraudulent election to stand.”
Trump said that one of his most solemn duties as president is to protect the integrity of Americans’ “sacred right to vote.”
“If this egregious fraud is not fully investigated and addressed, the 2020 election will forever be regarded as illegitimate and the most corrupt election in the history of our country,” he said.
In a recent interview, Peter Navarro, who serves as Trump’s White House adviser, told Maria Bartiromo of Fox News that he believes that special counsel is needed to investigate the allegations of voter fraud in order to “get to the bottom of this.”
“I think we need to seize a lot of these voting machines, because Antrim County, Michigan, these things had a 68 inaccuracy rate, according to an analysis done by a cyber-surveillance company,” Navarro said.
Navarro has recently issued a report on voter irregularities, which backs up allegations of election irregularities. The report creates a case that the allegations are serious enough to warrant an urgent investigation and substantial enough to overturn the findings.