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In the interview, Barr also addressed Trump’s assertion that Antifa “thugs” are stirring protests across the nation.
“They are flying around the country, we know people who are flying around the country, we know where they’re going, we see some of the purchases they’re making before the riots of weapons to use in those riots,” Barr said.
“I’ve talked to every police chief in every city where there’s been major violence, and they all have identified Antifa as the ramrod for the violence,” he said.
In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Trump said protests in Washington during the Republican National Convention were orchestrated by unspecified forces.
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“We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend. And in the plane, it was almost completely loaded with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear and this and that,” said Trump, adding the matter is under investigation.
Vice President Mike Pence was asked in an interview Tuesday evening to explain what the president was talking about.
“Well, I think what the president’s referring to is actually what we heard in many of the cities. I know in Detroit there were a large number of arrests several weeks ago, and the vast majority of people were from out of state. The same thing occurred in arrests that took place in recent cities,” Pence said on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report with Bret Baier.”
“Look, there’s something going on here, where the radical left — these anarchists and Antifa — are moving people around the country, and it’s one of the reasons that the Justice Department is looking into where is the funding for this coming from? ... We’re vigorously investigating where this is being organized from,” Pence said.
Pence said during recent rioting in the nation’s capital, the administration “heard some organization was pre-positioning assets and resources” around the city.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.