An image shared on Facebook claims an investigation by Attorney General William Barr revealed that former President Barack Obama and billionaire George Soros created antifa.
There is no evidence a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation found that Obama and Soros created antifa. The claim stems from an article on a satirical website.
Barr in late June directed the DOJ to create a task force dedicated to “countering anti-government extremists,” mentioning those who support the “Boogaloo” movement and those who “identify as Antifa” in the memo, according to ABC News. He stated Sept. 2 that the DOJ was monitoring antifa, according to Reuters.
Social media users recently shared an image that alleges: “Barr’s Investigation Of ANTIFA Leads Directly To Barack Obama. DOJ head William Barr, at the request of President Donald Trump, started an investigation into the ANTIFA and it falls directly at Barack Hussein Obama’s feet. ANTIFA is the creation of Barack Obama and George Soros, and it is even partially funded with taxpayer money.”