With the claims of fraud that have been made, many have suggested that President Donald Trump ought to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the 2020 presidential election. Now, it appears as though he might do just that.
President Trump shocked the nation by announcing that he would now “consider” appointing a special prosecutor to investigate claims of fraud in the 2020 election regardless of who ends up in the White House.
It’s a possibility
The president made the comments during a lengthy and wide-ranging interview Sunday on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” It was the first one-on-one interview that the president has agreed to since Election Day.
Host Maria Bartiromo asked the president whether he might appoint someone “to investigate” the allegations that have been raised of fraud in the 2020 elections.
“This whole thing is a terrible situation,” the president said. “This should have never been allowed to happen, and you know, it’s an embarrassment to our country, all over the world they’re talking about it and yeah, I would consider a special prosecutor.”
“I went through three years of a special counsel prosecutor,” Trump added. “I call [it] prosecutor because it’s a much more accurate term.”
The president, during the interview, went into more detail about what he thinks happened in the election.
“This election was a fraud. It was a rigged election,” Trump said. “The mail-in ballots are a disaster. They sent millions and millions and millions of mail-in ballots. I’m sure you know people who got two, three, or four ballots because I do.”
Special prosecutors galore
Bartiromo at one point asked the president: “Where is the DOJ and the FBI in all of this, Mr. President? You have laid out some serious charges here. Shouldn’t this be something that the FBI is investigating? Are they? Is the DOJ investigating?”
“Missing in action. Missing in action. Can’t tell you where they are,” the president responded, before pivoting to express displeasure with the lack of results in the investigation of the Russian collusion hoax, which is being led by Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham.
“But where are they with Comey, with McCabe, with Brennan, with all these people. They lied to Congress. They lied, they leaked, they spied on our campaign. I see Carter Page is bringing a lawsuit, that’s good news. Where are they with all of this stuff? And, you know, what happened to Durham? Where’s Durham?”
Accordingly, the president said that he would also consider appointing a special prosecutor to do the job that Durham and Barr have failed to do. We’ll see.