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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Sunday there's "varying degrees of confidence" in FBI Director Christopher Wray among cabinet members after the director testified before Congress that he has not seen evidence of widespread voter fraud in a major election.
"As we look at this, we want to make sure he's doing his job. There's different degrees of confidence in different cabinet members," Meadows said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
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"Certainly, he's still there. The minute that the president loses confidence in any of his cabinet members, they serve at his pleasure he will certainly look at replacing them."
"There are different degrees of confidence,"says when asked if he and have confidence in Dir. Wray
Earlier this week, Meadows questioned Wray's competence after he testified there was no evidence of voter fraud by mail or otherwise.- Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation)
Meadows after the director testified before Congress that he had not seen evidence of widespread voter fraud in a major election, undercutting President Trump's claims that mail-in voting leads to widespread voter fraud.
White House chief of staff contradicts FBI director on voter fraud
Mark Meadows slammed FBI Director Christopher Wray after Wray told Congress there was no evidence of voter fraud."With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI, let alone figuring out whether there is any kind of voter fraud," Meadows said in an interview with "CBS This Morning" on Friday. Wray had told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that there was no evidence of a "coordinated national voter fraud effort.
Meadows doubled down on his critique of Wray on Sunday.
"My reference to that particular point, I said that he couldn't find emails at the FBI, so to opine on whether we have wide scale fraud or not, it's not him with boots on the ground," Meadows said. "You know and I know there's an investigation the Department of Justice has initiated with some ballots being thrown in a waste paper basket."
The Department of Justice said Thursdaydiscarded in Pennsylvania, including seven cast for Trump.
"To suggest that there is a process that is full of integrity is trying to make a verdict before you've actually heard the case. That's my problem with Director Wray, they need to investigate it and make sure that the voting populace, make sure their vote counts and no one else's does," Meadows said.
During a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Committee this week, Wray said, "We have not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it's by mail or otherwise."
Trump for months has criticized mail-in voting, asserting that an expansion of mail balloting during the election would invite widespread fraud. Experts have said there is not evidence of meaningful voter fraud in mail-in voting.
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