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Trump's chief of staff goes after the FBI director for not echoing the president's baseless claims on voter fraud

Added 09-25-20 11:14:02am EST - “In most administrations, it would be highly unorthodox for the White House chief of staff to insult the FBI director publicly and on national TV.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Trump's chief of staff goes after the FBI director for not echoing the president's baseless claims on voter fraud”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Friday attacked FBI Director Christopher Wray over his testimony to senators the day prior that threw cold water on President Donald Trump's baseless assertions about 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's any kind of voter fraud," Meadows said during an appearance on "CBS This Morning." 

When asked about the security of mail-in voting on Thursday, Wray told members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the FBI has "not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it's by mail or otherwise."

Wray's comments directly contradict Trump's months-long effort to undermine the legitimacy of the 2020 election via bogus claims about mail-in voting leading to widespread electoral fraud.

More than a dozen states have made it easier to vote by mail in the 2020 election amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. But Trump, who is trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in national polls, has repeatedly pushed the unfounded notion that the expanded access to mail-in voting will lead the election to be "rigged" against him.

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