FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to Congress that the bureau has not seen evidence of a “coordinated national voter fraud effort,” undercutting President Donald Trump’s attempts to sow doubt in the election results, The New York Times reports.
“We have not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it's by mail or otherwise,” Wray told Congress on Thursday.
"Certainly to change a federal election outcome by mounting that kind of fraud at scale would be a major challenge for an adversary," Wray added, vowing that any attempt to interfere is “on our radar.”
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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows lashed out at Wray after the testimony.
"With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI," he said, referring to emails that were deleted during the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.
"This is a very different case. The rules are being changed, and so what I'm suggesting is perhaps [Wray] ... in North Carolina and other places where multiple ballots, duplicate ballots, are being sent out, perhaps he needs to get involved on the ground and then he would change his testimony on Capitol Hill,” he claimed.
“This needs to be said: Meadows has a history of lying to the media,” noted former Pentagon special counsel Ryan Goodman.
“Dangerous lies and misdirection from Mark Meadows,” tweeted MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin. “Meadows wants to discredit the FBI director because that director is not going along with the Republican lie of widespread voter fraud. There is no widespread voter fraud.”