By The Federalist. United States Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice is leading over 500 investigations into the destruction caused by riots across the country. Barr explained the reason for the investigations on Sen. Ted Cruz’s podcast “The Verdict.”
“We’ve had scores of indictments so far for such things as arson, destruction of federal property,” Barr said. “We have right now about 500 investigations underway, so it’s picking up pace. We are committed to holding accountable the people who engaged in this.”
Barr explained the reason for the increase in investigations is heavily associated with the lack of response by other levels of government.
“That’s where the burden is right now, on state and local, and in many places, they’re not stepping up to the plate, they’re not doing their job,” said Barr.
Barr also suggested that many of these riots were protests that were infiltrated by “provocateurs and agitators” with some even having associations to Antifa. (Read more from “AG Barr: DOJ Has Over 500 Investigations Into Violent Rioters” HERE)
Trump Tweets FBI ‘Wanted’ Poster of Suspected Vandals in Damage of Statue
By The Washington Times. President Trump tweeted an FBI “wanted” poster Friday of 15 suspects sought for vandalizing the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House.
“MANY people in custody, with many others being sought for Vandalization of Federal Property in Lafayette Park. 10 year prison sentences!” the president said. (Read more from “Trump Tweets FBI ‘Wanted’ Poster of Suspected Vandals in Damage of Statue” HERE)