Bill Barr Is Very Worried About Antifa - 2020-07-28
Attorney General Bill Barr went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend sending federal agents to Black Lives Matter protests, as well as his own reputation — and he got plenty of backup from the Republican members of the committee.
After a blistering opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee, Barr almost immediately came under fire from chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, who criticized Barr's involvement in "flooding federal law enforcement into American cities," "abandoning victims of police brutality," and for using his office to allegedly defend and further the political goals of President Donald Trump, particularly in the criminal cases of associate Roger Stone and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
"In your time as attorney general, you have aided and abetted the president," Nadler said. "In this Justice Department, the president's enemies will be punished and his friends will be protected, no matter the cost to liberty, no matter the cost to justice."