Transcript for FBI director says there is little evidence for potential mass voter fraud
Back here at home, we're going to turn now to the FBI director, Christopher WRAY, on capitol hill today, grilled on the president's claims of voter fraud. The director was also pressed on what attorney general William Barr said overnight, calling some of his own prosecutors at the justice department preschoolers. And the A.G. Also comparing lockdowns during a pandemic to slavery. Here's our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas tonight. Reporter: Tonight, despite president trump repeatedly raising concerns about the potential for mass voter fraud, the FBI director telling congress he's seeing little evidence of such. We have not seen as of today a danger of a coordinator national voter fraud efforts in a major election. Reporter: But what he is seeing is hard evidence of the Kremlin meddling in the U.S. Presidential elections again. Targeting vice president Joe Biden and using social media to sow discord. The FBI director was asked about the threat of white supremacists at home. He said lone domestic radicals are the deadliest, with white supremacists being the largest group. Within the domestic terrorism bucket, racially motivated violent extremism over recent years have been responsible for the most lethal activity in the U.S. Reporter: WRAY also asked about black lives matter. Have you seen any excessive violence that can be attributable to black lives matter? I can't think of one sitting here right now. Reporter: WRAY also responding today to combative comments made by the attorney general overnight. William Barr reminding all D.O.J. Employees they work for him and comparing some to preschoolers. Like I tell FBI agents, whose agents do you think you are? Well, we, the FBI, work for the American people. Reporter: Barr showed his disdain for the leaders of black lives matter. They're not interested in black lives. They're interested -- they're interested in props. A small number of blacks who are killed by police during con flikt with police, usually less than a dozen a year, who they can use as props to achieve a much broader political agenda. Reporter: And when talking about lockdowns in the pandemic, Barr invoked slavery. Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history. Reporter: David, some current and former prosecutors were offended by Barr's comments, especially those comparing them to preschoolers. David? All right, Pierre Thomas,
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