Trump taps Mike Pence to lead panel investigating mass voter fraud

06 February, 2017, 01:14 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Trump taps Mike Pence to lead panel investigating mass voter fraud

After a federal appeals court early Sunday rejected the administration's emergency request stay the judge's order, Pence said the White House would abide by the decision, which effectively reopened American ports of entry to visitors from the seven countries.

McConnell and other GOP leaders agree there is voter fraud but not on the scale claimed by Trump.

When Stephanopoulos asked Pence if President Trump accepts that premise, the vice president responded, "I think what the senator was talking about was simply the process".

Shortly after taking office, Trump was supposed to sign an executive order that would green light a probe, but that, reported the Associated Press, has been 'quietly stalled'.

In an interview with Fox News this weekend, Trump also maintained that he has "respect" for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington DC, Monday, March 21, 2016.

"Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!" He said that if Trump wants to "unwind" the deal, he can do so without congressional approval.

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'And when you look at the registration and you see dead people that have voted, ' he continued.

Mr. Trump has yet to keep his long-standing promise to issue executive actions ordering an investigation into the alleged fraud.

"This list is really garnered around whether the countries that we're looking at have the internal systems that we can be certain people are who they say they are", Pence said.

Asked if he'd be 'proven correct, ' Trump suggested the evidence was already there. "What do you think - our country's so innocent", Trump said.

'Forget that, forget all that, ' he said.

The tough talk by Trump's team has led to speculation that the United States may not honour terms negotiated between world powers and former president Barack Obama that would see Iran kerb its nuclear programme in exchange for relief from worldwide sanctions.

Trump then repeated that people have come out and told him he is right.

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