Attorney General William Barr meets with members of the St. Louis Police Department during an October roundtable discussion on Operation Legend.
He will reportedly continue working at the Justice Department, prosecuting corruption cases in its Public Integrity section.
While the lawsuits allegedly seek to monitor the counting of ballots and verify the identities of absent and mail-in voters, the lawsuits could also seek to cast votes for Trump's opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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Democrats and the Biden campaign said Barr was fueling the very far-fetched claims he claimed he was guarding against.
President Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to supporters as he departs after playing golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling Virginia.
"You are the most senior leaders in the United States Department of Justice and I trust you to exercise great care and judgment in addressing allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities", Barr wrote.
"Normally, Justice Department policy is" to not run overt investigations, such as interviews with individual voters, until after the results of the election supposedly influenced by the fraud remain licensed".
Barr Doesn't identify any particular instances of fraud that is supposed in the memo.
A Justice Department official declined to comment on what Barr and McConnell discussed, but told reporters that no one at the White House or on Capitol Hill asked him to write the letter.
The objective of the memo is unclear, since prosecutors already know their responsibilities to investigate vote fraud and other irregularities. However, speaks to Barr's hazardous as well as irresponsible impulse to pander to the worst instincts of the President.
He said any allegations that would "clearly not impact the outcome of a federal election" should be delayed until after those elections are certified and prosecutors should likely open so-called preliminary inquiries, which would allow investigators and prosecutors to see if there is evidence that would allow them to take further investigative measures.
Barr has been described by some Justice officials as obsessed with the idea of voter fraud in recent weeks.
The Trump campaign appealed for patience as the investigations are underway.