Trump supporters gather outside AG Bill Barr’s Virginia home and ‘demand he take action and lock up Joe Biden’ in the wake of son Hunter’s emails
- Group was spotted outside of Barr’s home in McLean on Saturday afternoon
- Protesters apparently wanted Barr to take action against Democrats
- Trump has repeatedly complained about lack of DOJ action in Durham probe
- DOJ says Barr greeted the peaceful protesters and heard out their concerns
The group was spotted in McLean, Virginia on Saturday afternoon by a neighbor, who claimed they were there to express frustration that Barr is ‘not doing enough to lock up Joe Biden,’ according to Washington Post journalist Glen Kessler.
The Justice Department said that Barr went outside to greet the crowd and chatted with them amiably, according to AP reporter Mike Balsamo.
Photos show that one of the protesters had a white horse in the suburban neighborhood, for reasons that were unclear.
Pro-Trump demonstrators have gathered outside the home of Attorney General Bill Barr, apparently to demand that he take action against the president’s Democrat rivals
Barr explained to the protesters what the DOJ’s role is generally in investigations and then shook hands and posed for photos with the crowd, the DOJ official said.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration that the DOJ has not taken harsher action against Democrats, particularly in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion probe.
Trump was reportedly furious when he learned that Durham would not be announcing any major indictments prior to the November 3 election.
In the closing days of the campaign, Trump has turned his ire toward Biden himself, after the New York Post reported on documents detailing the Biden family’s foreign business dealings.
‘He is a criminal. He’s a criminal. He got caught – read his laptop,’ Trump said, in reference to Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Trump (seen at a rally on Halloween) has repeatedly expressed frustration that the DOJ has not taken harsher action against Democrats, particularly in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion probe
‘Let me tell you something, Joe Biden is a criminal and he’s been a criminal for a long time, and you’re a criminal and the media for not reporting it,’ Trump told reporters at a rally earlier this month.
‘Lock him up!’ has become a standard chant at Trump rallies in recent weeks, in reference to Biden.
Saturday was not the first time protesters have gathered outside Barr’s home in McLean.
In August, left-wing activists gathered there to accuse Barr of corruption in his role as the federal government’s top law enforcement officer.
Those protesters began banging on pots and pans outside Barr’s home at 7am on a Saturday, blasting him for not supporting Black Lives Matter protests and enabling ‘fascism’.
In that case, Barr did not go outside to greet the protesters.