WILLIAM M. McSwaly
FORMER UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, EASTERN DISTRICT OF PA, 2018-2021
Dear President Trump,
It was my great honor to serve as U.S. Attomney for the Eastern District of Pennsyivania in your Administration. You asked me to prioritize public safety, and that is exactly what
Idid. While Larry Krasner, the radical leftist Philadelphia District Attorney, was letting violent criminals go and refusing to prosecute rioters, looters, and arsonists, our Office was putting them in jail and standing up for law-abiding citizens.
Inthe spring of 2020, I prosecuted and won an election fraud case against a Judge of
Elections in South Philadelphia who was stuffing the ballot box. Ialso charged the political consultant (a former Democratic Congressman) who was paying bribes to the
Judge to stuff the ballot box.
President Trump, you were right to be upset about the way the Democrats ran the 2020 election in Pennsylvania - it was a partisan disgrace. The Governor, the Secretary of the
'Commonweaith, and the partisan State Supreme Court made up their own rules and did not follow the law. Even worse, the State Attorney General, Josh Shapiro -the very person responsible for the enforcement of state election law - declared days before Election Day that you could not win the election. It would be hard to imagine a more irresponsible statement by a law enforcement officer, especially during a hotly contested election.
In light of such statements, itis hardly surprising that many Pennsylvanians lack faith inourstate's election results
On Election Day and afterwards, our Office received various allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities. As part of my responsibilities as U.S. Attorney. I wanted to
be transparent with the public and, of course, investigate fully any allegations. Attorney
General Barr, however, instructed me not to make any public statements or put out any press releases regarding possible election irregularities. I was also given a directive to pass along serious allegations to the State Attorney General for investigation -the same State
Attorney General who had already declared that you could not win,