Donald Trump accuses FBI of “possibly involved” in suspected fraud

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US President Donald Trump returns to the White House after spending Thanksgiving weekend at Camp David (Photo: MEGA)

Donald Trump used his first TV interview since losing the US presidential election to attack the FBI for failing to investigate his unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud.

At one point he even appeared to accuse his own FBI of “possibly being involved” in an alleged plot to rig the election in favor of Democratic rival Joe Biden.

The incumbent US president appeared on Fox News Sunday for a rambling 45-minute interview in which he repeated saying the election was “rigged” without providing any evidence.

He accused the FBI and the Department of Justice of being “missing”, saying he was disappointed that they did not “catch” anyone.

He told host Maria Bartiromo on his Sunday Morning Futures program: “It’s total fraud and how – the FBI and the Department of Justice, I don’t know, maybe they’re involved – but how people are allowed to get away with this stuff is amazing.

He went on to speculate that some members of the FBI were working against him, adding, “I know the FBI and that’s great at the level we’re talking about.

“It’s inconceivable. You would think this is the most important thing they can watch. They just move on. They have been there for a long time. Some have served many presidents.

Mr Trump appointed current FBI chief Christopher Wray in June 2017 after sacking his predecessor James Comey.

But speculation is growing that the president may also try to sack Mr Wray before leaving the White House after growing frustrated by the FBI chief’s refusal to investigate Mr Trump’s rivals.

Donald Trump waves back to the White House in Washington (Photo: MEGA)

Mr. Trump appeared on Fox on the phone from Camp David, where he spent Thanksgiving weekend. He then returned to the White House.

During the interview, he questioned whether the Supreme Court would ever hear a case setting out his unproven claims.

“The problem is, it’s hard to get it to the Supreme Court,” Trump said, without specifying whether he thought the court would refuse to hear an appeal or if his campaign couldn’t even make one. a.

His comments came as his team received another heavy blow, with the completion of polling counts in Wisconsin’s two largest counties on Sunday confirming that Joe Biden had won the hotly contested state by more than 20,000 votes.

President Donald Trump plays golf at Trump National Golf Club,

The president spent most of the weekend playing golf (Photo: AP)

Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis said the recounts “revealed serious problems with the legality of the ballots,” without elaborating or providing any evidence.

“We want every legal vote, and only legal votes to be counted, and we will continue to keep our promise to the American people to fight for free and fair elections,” she said in a statement.

Trump’s campaign and legal team have now lost dozens of lawsuits by failing to convince judges of electoral irregularities in states such as Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada.

Despite the president’s promise to keep fighting, a small number of Republicans appeared on Sunday to endorse the idea Biden had won.

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, chairman of the inaugural congressional committee, said the high-level group of lawmakers expect Biden to be sworn in as president on Jan.20.

Mr Trump said he would continue to fight the election results, saying “my mind will not change in six months.”

His comments seemed to indicate his intention to continue to challenge the outcome even after he left.

Aides said he discussed several media ventures, including setting up a TV channel or social media company to keep him in the spotlight ahead of a possible White House bid in 2024.

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