The prosecutor who served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under President Trump says Attorney General William Barr prevented him from investigating alleged voter fraud and election irregularities.
Bill McSwain gave details in a letter addressed to President Trump, dated June 9.
According to McSwain, his office received "various allegations" and he says he wanted to investigate fully. However, he says, he was directed to turn over any serious allegations to an anti-Trump state Attorney General.
On Election Day and afterwards, our Office received various allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities. As part of my responsibilities as U.S. Attorney, I wanted to be transparent with the public and, of course, investigate fully any allegations. Attorney General Barr, however, instructed me not to make any public statements or put out any press releases regarding possible election irregularities. I was also given a directive to pass along serious allegations to the State Attorney General for investigation – the same State Attorney General who had already declared that you could not win.Former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain in a letter to Donald Trump
You can read the full letter below: