Lou Dobbs lambasted Attorney General William P. Barr during the steadfast Trump supporter’s cable show Tuesday for saying the Department of Justice has found no evidence of rampant election fraud.
The host of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” began the latest episode of his nightly Fox Business program with a monologue slamming Mr. Barr over remarks he made about the presidential race in a new interview.
Speaking to The Associated Press earlier Tuesday, Mr. Barr said the Justice Department has “not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” the AP reported.
The attorney general’s remark poured cold water on claims pushed by President Trump and some of his supporters, including Mr. Dobbs, who deny his projected loss to Democratic rival Joseph R. Biden.
Mr. Dobbs accordingly ripped Mr. Barr during the broadcast, accusing him of aligning with “the radical Dems and the deep state and the resistance” for saying no widespread fraud has been found.
“For the attorney general of the United States to make that statement, he is either a liar or a fool or both,” Mr. Dobbs said about Mr. Barr on his Fox show afterward.
“He may be — perhaps compromised. He may be simply unprincipled, or he may be personally distraught or ill,” Mr. Dobbs continued. “But in no way can he honestly stand up before the American people and say that the FBI has with any integrity or intensity investigated voter fraud in this country and then say it did not amount to anything.”
Preliminary results of the presidential election found Mr. Biden decisively beat the Republican incumbent as virtually all major polling has predicted. He is set to enter the White House on Jan. 20.
Mr. Trump has not accepted defeat, however, and lawyers for the president and his reelection campaign are pursuing lawsuits aimed at preventing Mr. Biden from taking office despite his apparent win.
The Justice Department and FBI has been working to follow up on complaints they received of supposed election fraud but have not found anything to indicate a different outcome, Mr. Barr told the AP.
“Most claims of fraud are very particularized to a particular set of circumstances or actors or conduct. … And those have been run down; they are being run down,” he said. “Some have been broad and potentially cover a few thousand votes. They have been followed up on.”