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Days after many media outlets declared former Vice President Joe Biden the President-Elect, Barr’s move allows the Department of Justice to look into widespread examples of fraud.
On Tuesday, a top DOJ official resigned. Richard Pilger was the director of the Elections Crime branch of the DOJ, a position he had held since 2010. The same day, acting undersecretary of defense James Anderson also resigned; his departure was not unexpected after clashing with the White House on policy. Defense Secretary Mark Esper was also ousted this week by President Donald Trump.