Ministry of Justice Inspector General investigates possible election interference

The Justice Department’s General Inspector, an independent oversight officer for the department, said he had launched an investigation to determine if any of the Department’s officials were involved in “inappropriate attempts” to protest Joe Biden’s presidential election.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz said he will study the actions of current and former Justice Department officials, but not other government departments.

Former Attorney General William Barr, who headed the Justice Department before leaving office a month ago, said his department “did not see fraud so widespread that it could affect the outcome of the election.”

Horowitz’s announcement comes after the New York Times reported that Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clarke had discussed with now former President Donald Trump in late December a plan to remove Jeffrey Rosen from acting as Acting Attorney General after Barr left the Trump cabinet, after which he declared that there had been large-scale fraud and disputed the election results.

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