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Casa Blanca Doj Link Accused Of Requesting Employees Information About Electoral Fraud, Other Investigations

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Heidi Stirrup, a White House liaison at the U.S. Department of Justice, is reportedly prohibited from entering the federal agency while working as Donald Trump‘s primary messenger between the two federal branches.

According to an Associated Press report, published Thursday afternoon, Stirrup is accused of breaching conduct protocols related to the Justice Department’s ongoing inquiries into election fraud claims and other investigations. The Trump aide allegedly solicited information about the department’s ongoing investigations from staff members privy to details of those legal pursuits.

Trump responded to Barr’s assertion on Thursday. Speaking to reporters at the White House, he suggested that the Justice Department chief had not evaluated his campaign’s claims thoroughly, and again insisted that “massive fraud” occurred during last month’s election.

“Well, he hasn’t done anything…he hasn’t looked,” Trump said, responding to a question about Barr’s Tuesday comments.

A liaison between the U.S. Department of Justice and White House is reportedly accused of soliciting sensitive information about election fraud inquiries from DOJ staff. U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a Medal of Freedom ceremony for Lou Holtz in the Oval Office of the White House on December 3, 2020, in Washington, DC.
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“They haven’t looked very hard,” he continued, seemingly in reference to all federal personnel involved in the investigations. “Which is a disappointment, to be honest with you, because it’s massive fraud.”

Trump’s campaign has initiated dozens of lawsuits over the last five weeks, targeting counties across the U.S. where Biden earned a majority of popular votes. Despite most legal actions meeting swift dismissals in court, the campaign has continued to challenge states’ results with new lawsuits one month after Election Day.

Newsweek reached out to the Justice Department comment, but did not receive a reply in time for publication. The White House had no comment.

Updated 4:35 p.m. ET, to include additional background information.

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