Attorney General William Barr is warning of a plot funded and orchestrated by George Soros, that is supporting the appointment of left-wing federal prosecutors, which Barr says will result in less cops and more crime.
In an interview that aired last Friday on Fox’s “The Story,” Barr said that the Hungarian-American billionaire liberal activist is likely relying on the routinely low turnout in local primary elections, to help his candidates win.
“There’s this recent development [where] George Soros has been coming in, in largely Democratic primaries where there has not been much voter turnout and putting in a lot of money to elect people who are not very supportive of law enforcement and don’t view the office as bringing to trial and prosecuting criminals but pursuing other social agendas,” Barr told host Martha MacCallum.
“They have started to win in a number of cities and they have, in my view, not given the proper support to the police.”
Barr warned that if the trend continues, it will lead to more violent crime. However, he pushed back on claims police officers will “withdraw” from communities that elect or install left-wing prosecutors who are not amenable to normal policing.
Instead, Barr said that the process of electing these prosecutors will likely cause law enforcement officers to consider whether the leadership in their municipality “has their back.”
“They can either stop policing or they can move to a jurisdiction more hospitable,” he said. “We could find ourselves in a position that communities that are not supporting the police may not get the police protection they need.”
Last month, two Virginia prosecutorial candidates ousted incumbents in local Democratic primaries — after Soros’ Justice and Public Safety PAC poured nearly a million dollars into their campaigns.
Soros bankrolled Parisa Dehghani-Tafti to beat Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos, and he also supported former Justice Department employee Steve Descano, in his race against Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond Morrogh.
Both were also boosted by Democratic former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who said Stamos and Morrogh had pushed back against his effort to restore voting rights of convicted felons after they serve their time. But supporters of the incumbents said the role that money played was significant, compared to the contributions of Soros.