“It’s been a controversial move, even within Barr’s own department. One federal prosecutor called Barr’s most high-profile effort to quell the unrest ‘politically-charged [and] bogus.’ A senior law enforcement official called it ‘a political ploy to make being anti-Trump look like terrorism.'” The military may be hesitant to aim its force against US citizens. Bill Barr is cool with it though. Bill Barr Takes Charge of Trump’s Crackdown as the Military Tries to Back Away.

+ And Barr, it seems, has his own force in the fight. Philip Bump in WaPo: “Washington residents have also been confronted with a number of other heavily armed law enforcement officers who share an unexpected characteristic: Neither their affiliation nor their personal identities are discernible.”