Skip to comments.DOJ is overseeing 500 investigations into riots, Antifa: AG Barr
Posted on 06/26/2020 7:27:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The U.S. Department of Justice is overseeing around 500 investigations into violent riots that have occurred nationwide in the last few weeks, Attorney General William Barr has said.
Barr was a guest on an episode of the Verdict with Ted Cruz podcast, hosted by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles, and posted on YouTube Thursday.
When Knowles asked, How do we restore order? Barr explained that efforts were being launched at both the state and federal level, with the latter stepping up its efforts.
The federal government is best positioned to address this kind of violence and lawlessness after it occurs because we dont have FBI agents walking the beat, said Barr.
When the real violence started around May 25, 26, so forth, we started using our joint terrorist task forces around the country, and there are 35 of them around the country. It involves all state and local in those jurisdictions and all the federal agencies. And its the system we designed to follow terrorists.
Barr said that federal authorities were now cranking out investigations and indictments against the people who are involved in this violence.
Weve had scores of indictments already for such things as arson, destruction of federal property, things like that. And we have right now about 500 investigations underway, he continued.
So its picking up pace and we are committed to holding accountable the people who are engaged in this. But we still have to try to stop it before it happens. And thats where the burden is right now on state and local. And in many places, theyre not stepping up to the plate.
Cruz asked Barr about how much coordination there was in the protester violence, in which Barr noted that groups like Antifa were suspected of being involved.
We are seeing strong evidence of coordination in many of these violent episodes. Fundamentally, what you have here is you have demonstrators, some of them go there with the intent of demonstrating. But you have a group of provocateurs and agitators, sometimes a significant group, that try to convert those into violent activity, Barr said.
A number of them are associated with the movement called Antifa, but they go by various names, but frequently anarchistic. They want to tear down the country. They are different than many traditional groups.
Barr assured Cruz and Knowles that we will go after people involved in destroying statues and other federal property, saying that such actions came from people who dont care about history at all.
Because in some places, the local police are not doing an adequate job, were going to have to step up the federal effort, he added.
We have to do a better job to stop these groups before they are able to do damage to these monuments and statues.
Following the highly publicized police-involved killing of George Floyd, the U.S. has experienced large-scale protests and violent riots in several cities. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has estimated that the damage done to over 1,000 local businesses and new residential housing for low-income families to be at over $500 million.
Some demonstrations have led to riots and acts of vandalism against businesses, churches, and statues representing historical figures.
During his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, President Donald Trump said that voting for Democratic opponent Joe Biden would be a vote for that type of violent activism.
Do you want to bow before the left-wing mob, or do you want to stand up tall and proud as Americans? Trump asked his supporters.
The unhinged left-wing mob is trying to vandalize our history, desecrate our monuments, our beautiful monuments, tear down our statues and punish, cancel and persecute anyone who does not conform to their demands for absolute and total control.
H->! essentially rioted by running her own unsecured server for classified e-mails.
Why is she not under investigation by real i9nvestigators from the DOJ?
‘Rat elite privilege?
There should be 500 investigations into the first riot in MSP alone.
What douche boy is admitting is that he and his Fearless Fosdick buddies are too timid to go after Marxist street thugs. Everyone knows now that the Death of St. Floyd was merely a pretext to an existing plan to go into action.
Good... it’s a small start.
By chance, did any of the investigators drop by 550 Old Town Road in Southhampton? Asking for a friend.../sarc
“Burn Them Down!”
What’s amazing to me is that there have not been more rioter killed. If I had a business I would be protected it with my 12 gauge.
There should be at least 5,000 rioters, looters, vandals, and arsonists already under arrest, not just 500 “under investigation”. We all know how long FBI investigations last. Most of those “under investigation” will grow old “under investigation”.
Yeah, they are investigating the coup too. Zzzzz zzz.zzzzz....
Tracked most of them to their Parent’s Basements ?
What will Nancy say....I can’t wait...cuz all these Dems told these people they were just doing fine with their protesting.
They should raid the basements of every middle-aged couple in America. There they’d find the vast majority of these unemployable malcontents.
Barr is a good guy. Go over to a Dem site.
Well that’s been the Best Kept Secret in America, Billy.
True. But my favorite story is about the young kid who involved himself with Antifa by throwing Molotov cocktails at a police car. When his parents found out, they marched him up to the police station and turned him in! They get my award for parents of the year.
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a State, or the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.How many electoral votes should NY, CA, MD, WA, OR, etc. be penalized for their big blue cities in rebellion and just how does Trump implement it? Alas the text is less granular than ideal. Revolting blue cities in purple, Trump winnable states like MN, Wi, PA could cost Trump EVs. I'd rather just reduce the EVs by each CD in revolt and not count votes therein for POTUS and VPOTUS. Still let rebels vote for House and Senate, but apply 14th Sect. 3 to any sufficiently bad apples so elected.
BTW, I'd interpret the 19th as striking male from the above clause.
Exactly! x One Million
I am sure most are on the FBI payroll has informants.
Why did the FBI be allowed to send 15 agents for a obvious hoax by a loud mouth racing car loser .
Yeah, they are investigating the coup too. Zzzzz zzz.zzzzz....
Tactics 101 - create a diversionary action to pull resources from investigations against WHO REALLY MATTERS. And Barr just ‘follows’ along, wasting his resources necessary to take out the Deep State.