The conspiracy theories spread by President Donald Trump and enabled by William Barr are finally catching up to the attorney general, as investigations into Trump’s political rivals have fallen apart and Trump’s supporters, convinced that former President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are guilty of multiple crimes, are angry.
It's come to this: A neighbor reports that AG William Barr's house in McLean is being picketed by Trump supporters who believe he's not doing enough to lock up Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/Ko6Mbyfi97
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 31, 2020
A crowd gathered outside Attorney General Barr’s home in McLean, Virginia on Saturday carrying signs demanding that Barr arrest someone already while draped in Trump flags and, for some reason, leading a horse. Their anger matches Trump’s own, as the president has said that he is “not happy” with Barr’s failure to lock up his opponent and has refused to say that he would keep Barr in the DOJ should he win reelection.
An investigation into the FBI’s “unmasking” of General Michael Flynn during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections ended with no wrongdoing found. After four years of insisting that President Obama “spied” on his campaign, a claim that Barr supported during congressional hearings, no one was “locked up” and no one was found to have committed any crimes. Trump is furious, and his supporters are now, too.
Barr has said that other investigations, including an endless and mysterious one by DOJ’s Special Counsel John Durham into the origins of the Russia investigation, will not be completed in time for the 2020 elections. At that point, Trump began bashing him publicly. It appears his supporters took that very seriously.
Photos of the protests outside Barr’s home made the rounds on social media, and Twitter had a lot to say about them. Read some of their comments below:
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