Bill Barr is nobody’s fool!
Bill Barr has always called them like he sees them. The former attorney general didn’t mind pissing off progressives by criticizing the politically selective Mueller investigation. That’s just one example. Now he’s getting strange new respect (always suspect) from the Left for doing what he’s always done: taking the facts where they lead him.
Democrats once accused former Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress and covering up Donald Trump’s corruption. — Stephen Collinson, CNN.
Barr’s book, One Damn Thing After Another, is more than a January 6 tell all. This true conservative discusses the importance of religion in a functioning democracy, demolishes the myth of white police gunning for black men, excoriates the news media for its lazy bias, and deconstructs Hillary’s Russian Collusion scam. The televised House committee hearings only abbreviate what this phlegmatic philosopher writes in the book. We excerpt his discussion of the Summer of George Floyd 2020:
Evers was ‘lethargic’ responding to the Kenosha riots
The last significant outbreak of civil unrest arose on August 23 in Kenosha WI after Jacob Blake was shot by police. The shooting was plainly justified, but in the summer of 2020 the media had to interpret any interaction between a white cop and a black suspect as prima facie evidence of racial injustice. News coverage only encouraged mob violence, which began the very next day. Robberies, arson, gunfire, and looting engulfed Kenosha. …
On Monday, August 24, the day after the Blake shooting, there appeared to be a disconnect between Wisconsin governor Tony Evers and local law enforcement leaders in Kenosha. The local authorities made clear that they needed more resources and would welcome federal law enforcement help. They were concerned that the governor initially only planned to send around 125 guardsmen to Kenosha. We agreed this was woefully inadequate. …
The problem was getting the National Guard deployed. The President was willing to federalize National Guard units and send them if the governor failed to use his authority. Mark Meadows and I felt the governor could be persuaded to move, and we wouldn’t need to federalize them and invoke the Insurrection Act. I talked to General Milley, who had the general in charge of DOD’s National Guard Bureau start working with the Wisconsin National Guard to ensure the state had adequate numbers of guardsmen to help in Kenosha. Because Wisconsin did not have many military police, we wanted them to know multiple military police companies were standing by in several other states. The President publicly and privately urged the governor to get more National Guard to Kenosha.
It wasn’t until late on August 25 — a full 48 hours after violence began — that the governor said he would send 500 Wisconsin Guards to Kenosha. The next day, he followed through on our suggestion to use units standing by in other states, which added 700 military police from Alabama, Michigan, and Arizona. Eventually, he called in another 700 Wisconsin guardsmen, for a total of about 2,000 National Guards on the ground in Kenosha. It took longer than it should have.
Barr’s Bottom Line: “Kenosha illustrates one of the reasons it is so important for state authorities to move quickly and decisively to handle mob violence. … If we allow lawlessness on the streets, we’ll see armed groups come in to oppose the violence in the name of protecting property and the community. That happened in Kenosha, with tragic results.”