Baier: If you had to do Monday over again, would you do something different?
Barr: Based on what I know now, no… Things were so bad, the secret service recommended the President go down to the bunker. We can’t have that in our country. pic.twitter.com/2p64yP9G0s
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 8, 2020
White House: No regrets over photo op. Also Bill Barr gave the orders. President only "sorry antifa wreaked havoc." pic.twitter.com/XCwqnT0RQr
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 8, 2020
“History is written by the winners.” There’s something of a GOP tradition in sacrificing an Attorney General when the rabble is dangerously dissatisfied with an overconfident regime. Barr assumed there was no bus with a clearance high enough to throw him under, but now he seems to be reconsidering.
As far as I’m concerned, the defenestration cannot happen too soon, or to a more deserving defender of the Kakistocracy.
akshully the protesters loved being gassed with liberty perfume https://t.co/neQ8BjDIld
— kilgore trout, potato thief (@KT_So_It_Goes) June 7, 2020
This thread, this story. @washingtonpost
Barr comes off as some kind of villain. https://t.co/KbSbo52kxu
— Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC) June 9, 2020
‘Barr says reducing police immunity would result in law enforcement 'pulling back'’
— RynheartTheReluctant (@TheRynheart) June 7, 2020
Barr to @margbrennan:
“The president never asked or suggested that we needed to deploy regular troops at that point…Our position was common…we didn't think we would need them. I think everyone was on the same page.”
A lie — per reporting by CBS, Washington Post, ABC, CNN. pic.twitter.com/K4K6bEGYN4
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) June 7, 2020
These are not the responses of a lawyer secure in his arguments:
— margaret brennan (@margbrennan) June 7, 2020
Former prosecutor steps up…
It's been 402 days since Attorney General Bill Barr last testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has a lot to answer for.
Barr needs to explain under oath whether he ordered peaceful protesters to be forcibly cleared out near the White House this week.
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) June 6, 2020