AG Bill Barr Releases Statement on Riots and Domestic Terrorism: “violence instigated by Antifa is domestic terrorism”……

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr releases the following statement today:

…”The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly”…

“With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements. Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda.

It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it. The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens.

It also undercuts the urgent work that needs to be done – through constructive engagement between affected communities and law enforcement leaders – to address legitimate grievances. Preventing reconciliation and driving us apart is the goal of these radical groups, and we cannot let them succeed.

It is the responsibility of state and local leaders to ensure that adequate law enforcement resources, including the National Guard where necessary, are deployed on the streets to reestablish law and order. We saw this finally happen in Minneapolis last night, and it worked.

Federal law enforcement actions will be directed at apprehending and charging the violent radical agitators who have hijacked peaceful protest and are engaged in violations of federal law.

To identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF).

The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.” (link)

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a well known Antifa supporter.

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428 Responses to AG Bill Barr Releases Statement on Riots and Domestic Terrorism: “violence instigated by Antifa is domestic terrorism”……

  1. starfcker says:

    Anyone get arrested yet? Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

    Liked by 20 people

  2. endtheirs says:

    But, if you’re a Democrat Communist, Treason is no longer a crime and running a coup is also not a crime.

    Liked by 11 people

  3. Digits says:

    It’s on.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Floyd Thursby says:

    Will supporters be charged with “providing material support to a terrorist organization”?

    Liked by 14 people

  5. Mom4Trump2020 says:

    But what does that mean in terms of charging them?? Especially in blue states where they don’t jail anyone….

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Landonk says:

    That picture of Keith Ellison should be made the theme of this horrific episode. Send it to as many as you can, because if you don’t noone else will.

    Liked by 18 people

  7. Nigella says:

    But CNN says it’s white supremacists…

    Liked by 5 people

    • Jederman says:

      I think we can all agree, if white supremest really were in the AO there would have been a lot more ah, how to say this, inter-personal violence.

      Liked by 3 people

    • nimrodman says:

      yeah, yeah, white supremacists … yeah, that’s the ticket

      So are we to believe that some Illinois Nazi with too much money on his hands is phoning up White-Nationalists-‘R-Us-Masonry-Supply and ordering pallets of bricks to be delivered to downtown intersections in various cities across the US?

      yeah … that’s the ticket

      Liked by 3 people

    • Risa says:

      And anyone who is still a CNN viewer will believe it.

      Liked by 3 people

    • WRB says:

      CNN says it’s white supremacists

      CNN is racist.


  8. M33 says:

    All these brainwashed youths think they are the next Che Guevara–as if he should be emulated.
    It is sad, really…

    Liked by 1 person

  9. lgstarr says:

    Gov. Ducey in AZ just issued a state-wide 8pm curfew lasting for one week. Scottsdale was also the scene of riots last night and Fashion Square is shut down indefinitely.

    Liked by 1 person

    • CarolynH says:

      State wide??? We didn’t have any rioting in the NE part of the State. Why are we being punished in Mohave County. Heck a lot of boaters are not even off the water by 8 o’clock this time of the year.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. grlangworth says:

    Action. Now.


  11. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it.”

    We are waiting for some action. Like I mentioned on the Open Thread, when the rioters block the streets, the municipalities should barrel down the street with a large construction front end loader to open then up.

    Problem solved and I doubt if the rioters will try doing that the next night.

    Liked by 6 people

  12. BoreMole says:

    I’d also like to see a very serious attempt at curtailing police powers.

    Not 2 weeks ago, we were all here in vehement agreement about law enforcement crossing a line. Just because its a different case does not make it any less true. You can ignore the outrage porn talking point that its all about race and still see we have common ground: the police are not there to help us. And scenes of them gratuitously attacking protesters who are not part of the riots will not result in good things for any of us.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Jason Ross says:

      People in this site literally saying the Guard should go after ANTIFA as well as BLM. The latter group is widely seen this week leading daytime prayer marches. Going after BLM would be 1000 percent bad optics. The inner city is tired of ANTIFA’s antics. Let’s work with that sentiment.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Pale rider says:

        It’s maybe neither but hijacked aspects of both? People, are the issue, people With bad intentions.
        When we can track someone who has been exposed to COVID then we can track individuals who are behind this.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Rhoda R says:

          Just how can you track down someone exposed to Xi’s Revenge Flu? It is air borne. Are you going to track down all the shoppers as Wal Mart, the grocery story, the hardware store, the clothing store, the restaurant, etc. that the sick person met, or passed during the infection period prior to symptoms? This whole flu tracker is pure nonsense.


          • KJinCton says:

            It’s not airborne. It’s transmitted through saliva exiting someone’s mouth and getting on you. If someone coughs or sneezes within range of you, then there is a chance something from them could land on you.

            A truly airborne plague would be the end of us.


          • Pale rider says:

            Ahhh, yeah you are sadly uninformed Rhonda! I have had two yes two of our close friends tracked down at work and quarantined for going to separate churches that an individual tested positive for COVID. One a nurse another a planner for a machine shop. Consequently others were also quarantined Who were exposed, from the church and the places they work.
            The overreach of our government is only limited to the desired outcomes. Voting does not stop it, ignorance is bliss.
            Also, personally my shop was exposed to a supervisor who tested positive instead of quarantine we were ‘offered’ two weeks off with pay because it’s an airline, essential.
            See that?? Paid to play sick.
            As I Type one of our main highways is blocked it’s antifa protestors. I’m in Tulsa Oklahoma, nobody cares about this crap here, it’s all a game. People were bussed in. Which brings me back to my point. If they wanted it stopped they could stop it.


      • nimrodman says:

        It’s not necessary to “go after” BLM as an organization and incur the bad optics you so accurately describe

        Just arrest and prosecute the individuals who are looting and burning and battling
        On an individual basis and for identifiable crimes

        Liked by 9 people

  13. Publius2016 says:

    45: “We knew this moment would arrive.

    We are the calm before, during & after the storm.

    “If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand — the ultimatum. And what then?” 40


  14. allprogressivesarepsychotic says:

    Yet the mayors of cities like Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Dallas just to name a few are telling their Police Chiefs to issue standdown orders to their LEOs and allowing for the riots to continue.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. So, they are terrorists ………

    What does it mean ? What can be taken away now ? Do they lose rights as citizens ? Do police and or Feds have more power against them ?

    If so what ?


    • Dutchman says:

      Hello, NSA database is SUPPOSED to only be accessed, for Espionage and Terrorism investigations, and since Congress hasn’t been willing to amend it to prohibit using it against American citisens, I THINK that means they can ‘monitor’ ALL the communications of any of these rioters who came from out of State, ALL the communications of ANYONE they have communicated with, and ALL the communications of anyone THEY have communicated with.

      Which SHOULD lead to $oro$ and John Kerry, one would think. Certainly Kieth Ellison,….?

      Liked by 2 people

      • InNYC says:

        The NSA database is accessible for use in investigating American citizens or anyone else in the country in matters of terrorism and other illegal activities. I don’t think there was ever a question of amending the law to prohibit its use against American citizens. The NSA monitors all of our electronic communications, but the “second hop” and “third hop” monitoring activity is only allowable with permission of a FISA court judge. That’s my understanding, anyway.


        • Dutchman says:

          During the recent bru-ha, over survellence, it WAS suggested that there be an amendment, prohibiting FISA from being used on U.S. Citisens, as in the FISA warrant against Carter Page.
          It is, after all the FOREIGN Intelligence Survelence Authority, or whatever.
          Granted, the Amendment WAS succesfully blocked by Mitch and Co., but it WAS brought up.


        • Dutchman says:

          Oh, and NOT “other illegal activities”, I think. SUPPOSED to be ONLY Terrorism or Espionage.
          To investigate a drug ring, pedophilia ring, or mass murderer, LE has to get a title 3 warrant, in order to tap phones, etc.
          At least, thats my understanding,…


        • Dutchman says:

          Oh, and technically they DON’T “monitor” all our communications, they just make a digital record of all our communications.
          But, in order to ACCESS the recorded information, they need a FISA warrant, to see what in the records and recordings they already have.

          The 702 “about” queries…admittedly for me this gets a little fuzzy,..and I think that was their intention, to ‘sell us a bill of goods’ in much the way Obama sold Obamacare and Iran deal.


    • InNYC says:

      If they are convicted of crossing state lines to participate in riots and looting, up to five years on federal charges, apart from any additional charges for stealing, destroying property, attacking people, attacking law enforcement.

      Liked by 1 person

    • WRB says:

      What does it mean ?

      It means the Feds will destroy the organization, top to bottom. I do not know the specific powers or methods available to the Feds for “terrorist orgs,” but it is really more a matter of intention and priorities. Antifa just made it onto a “most wanted, dead or alive” poster.


  16. jjs says:

    Maybe the FBI and Obama should have been working on this issue instead. Nope, gaining power through corruption is more important than governing! Honest governing for the people is racist and below the leftist elites.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Newhere says:

      And what evidence do we have that that same corruption isn’t still there?

      The institution isn’t defined by its target, but by its ways.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Asking for a friend…….


  18. Parkerchandler says:

    And the Hollywood terrorists funding the street thugs? Bailing these terrorists? I would think that qualifies as aiding and abetting? Financing terrorism? RICO?
    Come on billy boy, do your duty. Talk is cheap.

    Liked by 8 people

    • bsdetector4u says:

      Why aren’t these Hollywood liberals concerned at all about businesses that have been gutted because of these looters and rioters? No compassion and no money for them at all — only for the turds that caused it. Spit

      Liked by 2 people

  19. Mike in a Truck says:

    O.K. Bill.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. The Devilbat says:

    OK Mr. Barr, if its domestic terrorism that Antifa is committing then surely Antifa has to be labeled as a terrorist group and outlawed. Put down your bagpipes and kick some well deserving ass.

    Liked by 7 people

  21. Newhere says:

    The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces.

    Boy, aren’t we glad we cleaned out the institution?

    What could possibly go wrong.

    Let’s not get distracted by the target. This institution is a predator in service of corruption.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Trent Telenko says:

      I don’t expect them to obey. I don’t believe Pres. Trump expects that either.

      AG Barr does. Barr is the one trying to save the institution of the DoJ and by extension, the FBI.

      Trump as president giving a lawful order to AG Barr in the time of crisis that DoJ & FBI should obey, but won’t, is a Xanatos Gambit. Trump wins not matter the outcome.

      If the DoJ & FBI obey AG Barr, ANTIFA goes down this election.

      If they do not obey, toot sweet, Pres. Trump fires Wray in mid-June and puts Grenell in as acting FBI director. Then and all the FBI dark secrets the DoJ has been hiding going back nine years all get declassified before the election.

      This will give a re-elected Pres. Trump the political manna to disassemble the DoJ, FBI and ANTIFA besides.

      What is not to like?

      Liked by 4 people

  22. nimrodman says:

    Watching white nationalists loot Philly stores live on Fox

    They MUST be white nationalists because that’s who mainstream media tells us is doing all the rioting and looting. They wouldn’t mislead us, right?

    Pretty tan, tho
    Must have all got a lot of sun Memorial Day weekend

    Liked by 16 people

  23. diabolikk says:

    How many communists are on the Joint Terrorism Task Force? Our “government” is infested thanks to 0zero

    Liked by 3 people

  24. neilmdunn says:

    For those interested, the below is a PDF for Mark Bray’s book “Antifa, The Anti Fascist Handbook” that Keith Ellison is holding:

    Click to access Antifa,%20The%20Anti-Fascist%20Handbook.pdf

    Liked by 1 person

  25. JRD says:

    “It’s A Setup”: Mysterious Brick Piles Appear Throughout Major Protest Cities

    Liked by 4 people

  26. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Lady in Red says:

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Wait Til Chuck Grassley writes a sternly worded letter to them!

    Liked by 10 people

  29. Rex says:

    “It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it.”
    It never would have reached this level without the aid and comfort of career statists such as yourself, Mr Barr.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Magabear says:

    The Democrat party should be declared a domestic terror organization.

    Anyone looting or starting fires should be shot on site by anyone with a legally carried firearm.

    Sorry, but this weekend combined with the scamdemic lockdowns and yesterdays abomination of a ruling by John Roberts on the 1st amendment has put me in the same mindset as the Riders of Rohan in the LOTR’s. We know who the Orcs of our time are.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sporty says:

      Constitution says it’s all legal Megabear. Shooting freeking terrorists Won’t depend on a govt. issued piece of krap. Wadr.


      • Magabear says:

        Up until late Friday night the constitution always said churches could operate without government interference, but John Roberts just nixed that. So who knows what’s “legal” anymore? 😕

        Liked by 4 people

        • mandy says:

          Post Constitution America, courtesy of John “the demon” Roberts.

          Liked by 3 people

          • Magabear says:

            Just think, instead of a board of elders at your church and all the other hierarchy, you can now just call your Governor as to how many people can worship together and if you can even worship together at all!

            Streamlines the process. 😒

            God help us when the next 2nd amendment case hits his court.

            Liked by 2 people

        • Magabear- to your point- these are the same cops that arrest people for not wearing masks, not doing proper social distancing, trying to reopen their businesses and going to church.
          While I do not support for one minute the phony terrorist “demonstrators” I must confess that it is difficult for me to have much sympathy for the LEOs who are making the lives of Blue State residents untenable.
          If you don’t live in a Blue State like NY you have no idea how obnoxious and overbearing the cops can be. It’s so much easier to go after law abiding citizens than it is to bust Antifa scum.


          • Magabear says:

            Seneca, I was just thinking about that show of force by the police in Sacramento a few weeks ago with them all dressed up in their riot gear for a few hundred peaceful small business owners wanting to reopen their shops. Would be nice to see that same response to this anarchy over the weekend, wouldn’t it?

            Liked by 3 people

  31. nimrodman says:

    Civil Emergency just declared by Mayor of Myrtle Beach, SC

    “Credible threat to the police department”

    Police received intelligence that there are “busloads” of “protestors” preparing to stage a mass protest in front of the police station

    Fox TV live commentary, announcer broke in to discussion with the warning


    • Rj says:

      The busses on the highways should be immediately pulled over and gone over as to who is on board and who hired the busses.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Mount an M60 to the back of a pickup truck in front of the station. Inform them that if they cross the barricade they will be fired upon. Maybe put 10 blanks in to start.

      They threaten again, mow them down and flank the crowd with shotgun-armed policemen. Rock salt the first 2 shells. Live ammo after that.

      Liked by 1 person

      • bkrg2 says:

        this is the exact wet dream that the evil bastards funding all these riots want to see. don’t give them the satisfaction of even one “protester” getting shot.

        Just hang on another day or two as the tide will turn. The “protests” are coming to the suburbs where most people don’t support arson and riots. I just had to drive from Highland Indiana to Orland Park Illinois. Almost every road is blocked by police. Most stores started closing at 3pm and everything was closed by 5. Took me 2 hours for what should have been a 30 minute drive.

        Kohls just finally opened on Friday in Illinois. Today they all closed early. Soccer moms aren’t gonna let that go on another day!


    • decisiontime16 says:

      Jacksonville, Florida is under 8pm to 6am curfew also. A “protestor” slashed a policeman’s throat. Mayor Curry said he’s not going to tolerate violence or allow the city to burn.


  32. trapper says:

    Yes, this belongs here. I believe nothing that I am seeing.

    So …. who is The Umbrella Man (white) from Minneapolis riots and looting? And who is the black guy in pink who accompanies him everywhere? And who was that large white guy setting fires with that aerosol can that looked like the kind of things firefighters use to set back-fires during brush fires? These guys show up on all the live feeds on all the channels every night.

    Some plainclothes filtered into the crowds with ear pieces, someone monitoring the news channels giving them directions (“white guy, large, white T shirt, black pants black mask and black cap, setting fires with can at corner of X and Y. Take him down.”) Up behind, stun gun, take mask, spray his face with purple dye, leave zip tied to a sign for pick up.

    Take these guys out and the followers will not have them to follow. Not rocket surgery.

    Liked by 5 people

  33. Rj says:

    YouTube is raising money and running ads To assist and defend the punks will they be held accountable for helping terrorists ? Or soros or Osama and all the pretentious elitist foundations including China and Russia helping this be held accountable ?

    Liked by 5 people

  34. Kay123 says:

    This is long overdue…. but IMO it
    is too specific and how do you prove
    Which a anti-American group???
    MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, and of all creeds, religions,
    colors, economics….etc. etc. Does not matter.
    So many, already established and now organizing as I write this.

    Anyone who destroys the lives or livelyhood of other
    people which is anti Constitutional and unlawful except to
    preserve life and liberty is a terrorist.
    Terrorizing thugs should be fair game for any retaliation
    from the injured party…..and only the injured party

    Terrorizing for the cause of another for days on end
    is WAR!!!
    Skin color is only an excuse for looting and burning.
    And not in any way justified. We have laws. If the laws
    don’t work…. then look with stink-eye to voting out your
    leaders… keep voting Demoncraps into office. It

    You blame Trump if he acts… condemn if he doesn’t.
    He is not responsible for raising your kids…. you are
    He is not responsible for policing your neighborhood.
    That is up to your STATE LEADERS…..they get paid to
    do that.
    Chicago, IL is a good example. 437 shootings of
    black on black….. not a peep from the other
    blacks. One, ONE… ONE white idiot hurts a black guy
    and BAM!!!…. looting and burning…free stuff…….all stores
    are open…. No, this is bull crap!

    Liked by 4 people

  35. chojun says:

    Unfortunately, with this designation, Antifa essentially officially ceased to exist as an organized group and will likely be absorbed into BLM (similar to ACORN after it got exposed by O’Keefe).

    Antifa very likely uses money laundering-like activities to conceal sources of funds. We also know that the group leaders use burner phones and secure comms (TikTok, etc)

    It’s going to be tough to take these people down. I perceive that they are a revolutionary communist group who likely has very little support among the general US population. Hopefully state governors will have the courage to direct confrontations between National Guard units and Antifa members in the future – I don’t trust the FBI to penetrate Antifa cells to unravel the organization.

    At any rate, the libs are all up in arms about the designation. But Antifa is active overseas

    Antifa in Syria have been active in supporting the Kurdish YPG (PKK) which is a Marxist-Leninist group that happens to itself be designated by the US and Turkey as a terrorist organization.

    There’s no way out of this for Antifa and their supporters in the media. The designation gives the IRS tools to pinpoint funding sources, which means that Soros is likely about to be exposed (after the money laundering trail is rolled up).

    Liked by 3 people

  36. jimrockfish says:

    Arizona here. State of emergency and one week 8pm curfew in place. Add that to an already bizarre year.

    Liked by 4 people

  37. Troublemaker10 says:


  38. Madmax110 says:

    Why not declare the entire democratic party a terrorist organization?
    Antifa is but a appendage for the party. Follow the money.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. SEDeuceTER says:

    Antifa started stirring up insurrection years ago and I couldn’t figure out why nothing seemed to be getting done about it. It’s pretty clear now. They’ve been “mapped” for some time, including under surveillance, and we needed then caught in the act for the hard evidence needed to not only convict but to convince the American people that this was not some kind of “weaponizing government against legitimate protesters” that is guaranteed to be the Marxist Dem/Drive Bye Propaganda Media/Keith Ellison line….

    “Q4366 31 May 2020 – 3:10:23 PM
    Antifa ‘mapping’ started a long time ago.

    “To identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF).

    The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”

    Understanding that we have yet to see indictments regarding this sedition, when has Our President made a promise that he hasn’t kept?


  40. Madmax110 says:

    Declare the entire democratic party a terrorist organization. Antifa is a appendage of the party. Follow the money.


  41. Scarlet says:

    Big talk no action.
    Like these two brats who threw a Molotov cocktail into a police vehicle with four policemen in it. Their intent was to kill all four policemen. And they just basically walked.
    Disgusting .


  42. A2 says:

    The latest from Hu Xijin of the CCP loudhailer the Global Slimes. 👇👇



  43. trapper says:


    • Where does Antifa get their recruit s, Androgynous R Us?

      Liked by 1 person

    • She’s afraid that the Antifas will hoover out the local Foot Locker before she gets to shop for discounted Air Jordans.


      • KJinCton says:

        That’s a terrible position to take, joke or not. She’s on our side…she just pointed out that white, liberal antifa members are infiltrating what she and other peaceful protesters are marching against and trying to co-opt it.


    • (Re ANTIFA/BLM conflict of interest)
      I’ll keep an open mind about it, but my scepticism runneth over.
      To the contrary, they are a match-made-in-heaven.
      Antifa serves a dual purpose. To shield BLM from charges of mayhem and federal crimes, as well as to smear white participants with unfounded claims of white supremacy which also works beautifully as anti-conservative propaganda prior to elections. Lastly, throw into the mix that Antifa is a radical communist group with an interest in maintaing BLM’s purity myth and hence legitimacy ( just as many have wanted to claim about The Brotherhood not being terrorist group ).
      The happy marriage between these two subversive groups will last as long as the Justice Department will allow.


  44. Lionel Mandrake says:

    Maybe we could add more “snitch” lines for law abiding citizens to report felony destruction of private and public property in addition to the ones established to persecute citizens disobeying government “orders” that prohibit free assembly and church attendance?


  45. Mike in a Truck says:

    Kids! This Christmas Season get your very own Billy Bagpipes inaction doll! You to can pretend you are Attorney General of the United States. Take him out of his special packaging and watch him….that’s it, just watch him. But wait theres more! Order in the next hour and get Billy’s little buddy the Lindsey Graham hand puppet. Shove your fist up his behind and make him speak. Pretend your on Fox News! Both dolls come with a certificate of authenticity from the Wuhan Toy and Pesticide Corporation. Operators are standing by.

    Liked by 7 people

  46. Mark W says:

    If we’re going to be rioting, maybe we should have a clear list of demands to bring about the actual change we want to see in this country


  47. rayvandune says:

    How do we stop activist DAs and Judges from letting them off with a slap on the wrist? And how do we get to their source of funding, and nuke it?

    Liked by 2 people

  48. rayvandune says:

    How do we stop activist DAs and Judges from letting them off with a slap on the wrist? And how do we get to their source of funding, and nuke it?


  49. cheryl says:

    Kurt Schlichter’s unrolled tweet to Donald Trump

    Liked by 1 person

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