Without Evidence, Trump Says FBI & Justice Department ‘Rigged’ Election Against Him In Maria Bartiromo Interview
In his first post-election television interview, President Donald Trump went on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, and shared that he believes that the FBI and the Department of Justice were deeply involved in the “rigged” presidential election.
When Bartiromo asked if the FBI had been involved in Trump’s quest to prove that there was voter fraud in the election, Trump said that they had been “missing in action.”
“I can’t tell you where they are… everyone says yes, they’re looking at it… but with all of the fraud that’s taken place no one has come to me and said, ‘Oh, the FBI’s there,'” he said. “This is total fraud, and how the FBI and Department of Justice, I don’t know, maybe they’re involved but how people are allowed to get away with this stuff is unbelievable. This election was rigged. This election was a total fraud!”
Trump and his legal team have been consistently failing in their court battles in multiple battleground states, with their most recent disappointment being a rejection by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to declare mail-in ballots unconstitutional.
Though Bartiromo was supposed to be the interviewer, the president took over most of the conversation, and used the hour on the Fox News show to rant about his disappointment with the election. He heavily focused on the unfounded conspiracy theory that Dominion Election Systems, a voting system used in some of the contested swing states, used corrupt software that transferred votes from Trump to President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump said without evidence that Dominion was receiving help from foreign countries.
“The FBI is looking at Dominion, which nobody even knows where they’re based, which nobody even knows where the votes are counted,” Trump said. “You know the votes and Dominion, they say, are counted in foreign countries… now, Dominion is based in a number of foreign countries and one of them is Canada.”
Trump then claimed that Canada does not use Dominion for their elections.
“We have affidavits from many people talking about what went on with the machines they had glitches,” Trump ranted. He then claimed that he and his legal team “caught” Dominion in the act of moving Trump’s votes to Biden.
Trump also explained that ballot “dumps” occurred, meaning that they discarded many of Trump’s votes in several battleground states.
“This election was over and then they did dumps, they call them dumps, big massive dumps in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and all over. If you take a look… just about every state that we’re talking about, every swing state that we’re talking about… they did these massive dumps of votes,” he rambled. “I went from winning by a lot to losing by a little, and in some cases, it took a period of time to do it.”
Bartiromo, who has been a large supporter of Trump’s claims of election fraud, called the election rigging “disgusting.”
Trump wrapped up the interview by saying that while he has proof of the election misconduct, he has been denied the opportunity to provide it because he has been told he has no legal standing in court.
“We have stories that are unbelievable, but we’re not allowed to put in our proof,” Trump said. “They say you don’t have standing. I said I’d like to file to the lawyers, I would like one nice big beautiful lawsuit…’I don’t have standing as president of the United States? I don’t have standing?’ What kind of a court system is this?”
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