By Steve Neavling
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Friday lashed out at FBI Director Christopher Wray after he told lawmakers the day before that there was no evidence of large-scale voter fraud.
“With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI, let alone figuring out whether there is any kind of voter fraud,” Meadows said in an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Friday.
Wray contradicted President Trump’s repeated and baseless assertion that mail-in ballots will lead to widespread fraud.
Meadows referenced a Washington Post story about several hundred North Carolina voters receiving duplicate absentee ballots. The duplicate ballots were the result of a clerical error, and since people can’t vote twice, receiving duplicate ballots cannot lead to fraud.
“Perhaps he needs to get involved on the ground and he would change his testimony on Capitol Hill,” Meadows said of Wray.
With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI, let alone figuring out whether there’s any kind of voter fraud.” — White House Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows on FBI Dir. Christopher Wray saying he’s seen no evidence of widespread voter fraud pic.twitter.com/W5PUfpnWCn
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 25, 2020
Meadows skirted around a question about whether Trump still had confidence in Wray.
On Friday morning, Trump claimed on Twitter that “there is fraud being found all over the place.”
RINO Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is unsuccessfully trying to defend Mail In Ballots, when there is fraud being found all over the place. Just look at some of the recent races, or the Trump Ballots in Pennsylvania that were thrown into the garbage. Wrong Charlie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2020