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Attorney General Bill Barr is no favorite of the media, in large part because he refuses to assist them in propagating the prescribed liberal narrative of the day.
An example of this was seen Sunday when Barr sat down with Margaret Brennan, the CBS News moderator of “Face the Nation.”
In the furtherance of the media campaign to paint President Trump as a raging, out of control sociopath with no regard for the U.S. Constitution, Brennan asked Barr if the president “demanded” that U.S. military troops be deployed in cities.
“A senior administration official told our CBS’s David Martin that in a meeting at the White House on Monday morning, the President demanded that 10,000 active-duty troops be ordered into American streets,” she said. “Is that accurate?”
“No, that’s completely false. That’s completely false,” the attorney general insisted, quickly shutting down the rumor.
“The night before had been the most violent, as one of the police officials told us, the DC police, it was the most violent day in Washington in 30 years, something that the media has not done a very good job of covering,” Barr added.
He went on to explain that he was asked to coordinate federal civil agencies and told the Defense Department would provide support to help protect federal property and personnel at the White House, if necessary.
“The decision was made to have at the ready and on hand in the vicinity some regular troops,” Barr said. “But everyone agreed that the use of regular troops was a last resort and that as long as matters can be controlled with other resources, they should be.”
“The president never asked or suggested that we needed to deploy regular troops at that point,” he reiterated.
Brennan continued to press on the matter, asking if Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, opposed the idea “of actually deploying these active duty troops onto the streets.”
The question coming after Barr said there was no demand to deploy the troops — the CBS anchor was trying to establish widespread mutiny against Trump for barking out illegal orders.
“The reporting is completely false on this,” Barr said at one point.
Again and again, Brennan beat the drum, but Barr said more than once that federal troops were seen “as a last resort.”
It leaves one to question whether the Trump-hating media would rather see a wave of violent rioters overrun the White House, destroying the “The People’s House.”
Barr dismissed the established media narrative that there is systemic racism in law enforcement, although he stressed that reform, while “difficult,” is ongoing.
“I think there’s racism in the United States still,” he admitted. “But I don’t think that the law enforcement system is systemically racist. I understand the distrust, however, of the African-American community given the history in this country.”
Brennan would later ask about the clearing of Lafayette Park on Monday, across from the White House, where protesters were entrenched.
In doing so, she perpetuated the myth that rioters destroying the nation’s capital were “peaceful protesters.”
Barr slammed that door shut in a hurry.
“Did you think it was appropriate for them to use smoke bombs, tear gas, pepper balls, projectiles at what appeared to be peaceful protesters?” Brennan asked.
“They were not peaceful protesters. And that’s one of the big lies that the media is– seems to be perpetuating at this point.”
He went on to inform America, perhaps for the first time, why the action was taken.
After pointing out that “there were three warnings given,” Barr that throughout the weekend, “park police were under constant attack.”
“On Sunday, things reached a crescendo,” he explained. “The officers were pummeled with bricks. Crowbars were used to pry up the pavers at the park and they were hurled at police. There were fires set in not only St. John’s Church, but a historic building at Lafayette was burned down.”
Barr also noted that protesters broke into the Treasury Department, and that they were injuring police — more than 50 officers were injured.
Brennan tried her best to differentiate between these events and what took place on Monday, as if the crowd was magically cleansed of all violent rioters overnight.
The remarkable exchange continued as Brennan continued to run interference for the protesters, citing three “colleagues” who disputed officials saying that projectiles were being thrown Monday. were there.
“I was there. They were thrown. I saw them thrown,” Barr countered.
“Here’s what the media is missing,” he told Brennan. “This was not an operation to respond to that particular crowd. It was an operation to move the perimeter one block.”
And still, she questioned whether the methods used were appropriate.
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