Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump listens to then-Attorney General Bill Barr, left, in the Oval Office at the White House after receiving a briefing from top law enforcement officials on operations against the MS-13 gang in Washington, D.C, on July 15, 2020. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images)
Former Attorney General William Barr on Thursday scolded President Donald Trump for Trump’s actions Wednesday as the president spoke to supporters before protests and rioting erupted at the U.S. Capitol.
“Orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable,” Barr said in a statement, according to the Washington Examiner. “The President’s conduct yesterday was a betrayal of his office and supporters.”
On Wednesday, Barr, who resigned as attorney general last month, released a statement condemning the incursion.
“The violence at the Capitol Building is outrageous and despicable. Federal agencies should move immediately to disperse it,” Barr