Barr Instructs Department of Justice Lawyers on Investigating Criminal Behavior in the Election
Nov. 10, 2020 (EIRNS)—In a carefully worded statement, Attorney General William Barr clarified for his Department of Justice lawyers that they could pursue an investigation of criminal behavior in the election, including carrying out preliminary interviews. However, investigations “may be conducted if there are clear and apparently credible allegations of irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual state.” That cautious clarification prompted Richard Pilger, the director of the Election Crimes Branch, to email his colleagues his resignation from that post. He objects to Department of Justice ballot fraud investigations “in the period prior to elections becoming certified and uncontested.” He claims that is a 40-year old policy. Curiously, were he right, he is dating its origin to 1980, the occasion of Lyndon LaRouche’s first Democratic campaign for the Presidency.