United States President Donald Trump returns to the White Home after spending Thanksgiving weekend at Camp David (Image: MEGA)
Donald Trump has used his first TV interview since shedding the US Presidential election to assault the FBI for not investigating his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.
At one level he even appeared to accuse his personal FBI of ‘possibly being concerned’ in an alleged conspiracy to rig the election in favour of Democratic rival Joe Biden.
The outgoing US president appeared on Fox Information on Sunday for a rambling 45 minute interview by which he repeated claims the election was ‘rigged’ with out offering proof.
He accused the FBI and the Division of Justice of being ‘lacking in motion’, saying he was disenchanted they hadn’t ‘nabbed’ anybody.
He informed host Maria Bartiromo on her Sunday Morning Futures programme: ‘That is whole fraud and the way – the FBI and Division of Justice, I don’t know, possibly they’re concerned – however how persons are allowed to get away from this with these things is unbelievable.’
He went on to invest some within the FBI had been working towards him, including: ‘I do know FBI and it’s nice on the stage we speak about.
‘It’s inconceivable. You’d suppose that is the most important factor they might take a look at. They simply transfer on. They’ve been there a very long time. Some have served many presidents.’
Mr Trump appointed the present FBI chief Christopher Wray in June 2017 after he sacked his predecessor James Comey.
However hypothesis is mounting the President could attempt to sack Mr Wray as properly earlier than he leaves the White Home after turning into more and more pissed off on the FBI chief’s refusal to research Mr Trump’s rivals.
Donald Trump waves as he returns to the White Home in Washington (Image: MEGA)
Mr Trump appeared on Fox over the telephone from Camp David, the place he has been spending the Thanksgiving weekend. He later returned to the White Home.
Throughout the interview, he questioned whether or not the Supreme Courtroom would ever hear a case airing his unproven allegations.
‘The issue is it’s laborious to get it to the Supreme Courtroom,’ Mr Trump mentioned, with out clarifying whether or not he thought the court docket would decline to listen to an attraction or whether or not his marketing campaign could not even make one.
His feedback got here as his group was dealt one other blow, with the completion on Sunday of poll recounts in Wisconsin’s two largest counties confirming Joe Biden gained the hotly-contested state by greater than 20,000 votes.
The president spent a lot of the weekend enjoying golf (Image: AP)
Trump marketing campaign legal professional Jenna Ellis mentioned the recounts ‘revealed critical points concerning the legality of ballots forged,’ with out elaborating or offering any proof.
‘We would like each authorized vote, and solely authorized votes to be counted, and we are going to proceed to uphold our promise to the American individuals to battle for a free and truthful election,’ she mentioned in an announcement.
Trump’s marketing campaign and authorized group have now misplaced dozens of lawsuits by failing to persuade judges of election irregularities in states together with Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada.
Regardless of the president’s pledge to maintain preventing, a small variety of Republicans appeared on Sunday to endorse the notion that Biden had gained.
Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, chair of the congressional inaugural committee, mentioned the group of senior lawmakers expects Biden to be sworn in as president on January 20.
Mr Trump mentioned he’ll proceed to battle the outcomes of the election, saying ‘my thoughts is not going to change in six months.’
His feedback appeared to sign his intention to proceed contesting the end result even after he leaves workplace.
Aides say he has mentioned a number of media ventures, together with beginning a tv channel or social media firm to maintain him within the highlight forward of a possible 2024 White Home bid.
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