After Claiming US Voter Fraud To Change Narrative From Putin’s Hacking US, Trump Delays Signing Order For Sham Investigation
White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters the signing was being postponed because the president was running behind schedule.
“The president got back a little late and he got jammed up on some meetings that needed to occur, and so we’re going to roll all that into Friday and Saturday,” Spicer said. We’ll wait and see.
Trump arrived at the White House 25 minutes later than originally scheduled from Philadelphia, where he spoke to congressional Republicans at their annual retreat.
During the flight to the summit, Spicer said Trump would sign a document that would “follow up on the announcement yesterday to better understand voter fraud.”
Trump on Wednesday called for a probe into his claim that between 3 million and 5 million ballots were illegally cast for Hillary Clinton, preventing him from winning the popular vote.
Trump’s focus on voter fraud has provoked concern in both parties.
Republicans in Congress have echoed academics, state attorneys general and even members of the president’s own legal team, who have said there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election.
Democrats and civil rights groups worry an investigation could lead to a crackdown on voting rights.