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27 GOP reps ask for special counsel to investigate election irregularities

Twenty-seven GOP representatives are urging President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE to direct Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBudowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Two-thirds say the election was fair: poll The Hill's Morning Report - An inauguration like no other MORE to appoint a special counsel to investigate election irregularities.

The lawmakers, led by Rep. Lance GoodenLance GoodenREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results Here are the Republicans planning to challenge the Electoral College results 27 GOP reps ask for special counsel to investigate election irregularities MORE (R-Texas), said in a letter to the president that Americans “deserve a definite resolution” into uncertainty around the election, according to the letter obtained by Politico. They added that “legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered.”

Gooden originally sent the letter to Trump with his signature alone on Thursday, shortly after Barr told The Associated Press that the Department of Justice has “not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”

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The comment drew the ire of the president, who has repeatedly argued that the election was stolen from him due to widespread fraud without presenting evidence.

"Inaction from the Department [of Justice] along with public comments made by the Attorney General indicate a lack of willingness to investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged,” the lawmakers wrote.

“The appointment of a Special Counsel would establish a team of investigators whose sole responsibility is to uncover the truth and provide the certainty America needs,” they said.

The president’s reelection campaign and his allies have mounted multiple legal challenges in several swing states attempting to challenge or overturn the results of the election, most of which have been unsuccessful.

The latest defeat came Tuesday, when the Supreme Court declined to hear a case from Pennsylvania Republicans seeking to nullify President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenKaty Perry and her 'Firework' close out inauguration TV special Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Tom Hanks: After years of 'troubling rancor,' Inauguration Day 'is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal' MORE’s victory in the state.