US justice chief authorizes probes into voting

Washington (AFP) – US Attorney General Bill Barr gave federal prosecutors blanket authorization Monday to open investigations into voting irregularities, as President Donald Trump claimed that he lost the presidential election due to fraud.Barr, long a close defender of Trump, stresed that his letter to US attorneys around the country was not an indication that the Justice Department had evidence yet of genuine cases.But he unleashed the prosecutors from former restrictions on such probes, just as Republicans levelled claims of illegal voting and vote counting in several states, claims that st…

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