Trump Issues Statement On DOJ’s Threats, Arizona Audit: ‘They Know What Was Done’


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Donald Trump has released a scathing statement hitting back at the Department of Justice over the Arizona audit.

Late last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a threatening statement about the Maricopa County, Arizona audit and those working on audits of the 2020 election.

Trump responded with a scathing statement to Garland and Biden’s DOJ:

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is adding more people onto its roles in order to fight against efforts to limit voting and, I assume, other illegal voting acts. Based on that it would seem the DOJ has no choice but to look at the massive voter fraud which took place in certain Swing States, and I assume elsewhere, during the 2020 Presidential Election Scam,” he said.

“Whether it be voting machines, underaged people, dead people, illegal aliens, ballot drops, ballot cheating, absentee ballots, post office delivery (or lack thereof!), lock boxes, people being paid to vote, or other things, the 2020 Presidential Election is, in my mind, the Crime of the Century. Just look at what has happened to our Country, our Borders, our Economy, Inflation, and more in the last five months, and it will only get worse. If there is going to be honor and greatness for America, the voting irregularities and fraud of that election must be brought to light, immediately.

“Otherwise, we have no Country, certainly not a great one! This should not be an attempt by the Biden Administration to suppress the accountability of a dishonest election. That cannot be allowed to happen, nor can the events of the Presidential Election. They want to cancel anything having to do with the result of that election because they know what was done,” Trump said.

During a speech on voting rights in Washington, D.C., Garland said the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice would need more attorneys to handle the audits and with new election security laws passed by Republican legislatures and governors, The Denver Post reported.

“As part of its mission to protect the right to vote, the Justice Department will, of course, do everything in its power to prevent election fraud, and if found, to vigorously prosecute it,” he said.

“But many of the justifications proffered in support of these post-election audits and restrictions on voting have relied on assertions of material vote fraud in the 2020 election that have been refuted by law enforcement and intelligence agencies of both this administration and the previous one, as well as by every court, federal and state, that has considered them,” he said. “Moreover, many of the changes are not even calibrated to address the kinds of voter fraud that are alleged as our justification.”

He said that the Justice Department “will apply the same scrutiny to post-election audits to ensure they abide by federal statutory requirements to protect election records and avoid the intimidation of voters. In that regard, we will publish guidance explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits.”

But Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers warned Garland that he better stay away from Arizona or her could find himself in prison.

“You will not touch Arizona ballots or machines unless you want to spend time in an Arizona prison. Maybe you should focus on stopping terrorism. The Justice Department is one of the most corrupt institutions in the USA,” she said on Twitter.

“The free state of Arizona will not tolerate this federal meddling,” she said in another tweet.

The speech by Garland came after representatives from several states toured Arizona’s audit.

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Many have been arguing for months that the election audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, could pave the way for many other states to follow.

And that is exactly what is happening.

One America News Network’s Christina Bobb announced on Twitter that representatives from Georgia, Alaska, and Colorado toured the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to analyze the Arizona audit process.

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