Post 2020 election had few if any actual widespread voter fraud cases…
Donald Trump tried to build a fantasy that he lost due to a problem that NEVER materiazed….
We now know that an Amnerica President used his politiocal appointees to try lay the ground work for his loss complaints….
That guidance came as then-President Donald Trump fomented claims that the expansion of mail-in voting would corrupt the 2020 election — which later fed his unsubstantiated assertions that the election was stolen.
The issuance of a directive involving voter fraud to the DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis, which has not been previously reported, casts a new light on the extent of Trump World’s efforts to use government resources to investigate spurious claims about U.S. elections.
It also raises new questions about how a domestic political complaint found its way onto the intelligence community’s to-do list.
The House Jan. 6 committee has been probing how Trump’s false claims led to an attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the extent of the president and his allies’ efforts to interfere with aspects of the election.
The DHS saga began in late April of 2020, when Ken Cuccinelli — the former Virginia attorney general with close ties to Trump who was then the department’s second-in-command — asked a senior DHS official to have I&A analysts look into the potential for voter fraud related to mail-in voting, according to a former DHS official.
Cuccinelli declined to comment through a spokesperson. A former Trump administration official who worked with him made a sarcastic defense: “How dare a political appointee give work to the agency he oversees?”
The immediate aftermath of that conversation isn’t clear. But later that summer, I&A’s headquarters sent guidance to its Field Operations Division related to elections, which POLITICO has reviewed….
The Homeland Intelligence unit involved has come under blistering review in the past….