After Donald Trump failed to win the 2020 presidential election, he claimed voter fraud cost him the win. There is no evidence to this day.

Former US Attorney General William Barr has called ex-President Donald Trump’s electoral fraud allegations bullshit.

At the first public hearing of the investigative committee into the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, a video recording of an interview with Barr was shown on Thursday evening (local time). In it, the ex-Attorney General said he had had several conversations with Trump on the subject after the presidential election in November 2020. “I have made it clear that I do not agree with the claims that the election was stolen and the spreading of this stuff that I told the President was bullshit.”

Barr: Allegations of voter fraud ‘crazy’

Barr said he had repeatedly told the president in no uncertain terms that he saw no evidence of voter fraud. Even a year and a half later, he sees nothing that would change his mind. He called claims of this kind “crazy”.

The committee also showed the video recording of an interview with Trump’s daughter Ivanka. When asked about Barr’s statements, she said his assessment certainly had an impact on her perspective. You respect Barr. “So I accepted what he said.”

The investigative committee questioned hundreds of witnesses behind closed doors for more than ten months. Excerpts from the surveys were shown for the first time in the public session.

Trump’s claims are without evidence

To this day, Trump claims without evidence that he was deprived of victory in the 2020 presidential election by electoral fraud. For weeks he tried to use the most questionable methods to subsequently overturn the election victory of Democrat Joe Biden. Opposition to the outcome of the election culminated in the attack on the Capitol.

On January 6, 2021, supporters of the president who had been voted out violently stormed the seat of parliament in the capital Washington. Congress met there to certify Biden’s election victory. Five people died during the riots, including a police officer. Trump had recently incited his supporters at a rally that his election victory had been stolen. The Congressional Committee of Inquiry was set up to investigate the background to the attack on the Capitol.