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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Federal officers cleared Black Lives Matter demonstrators from Lafayette Park near the White House in June 2020 in order to install fencing, not to make way for a photo-op for President Trump, the Inspector General for the Department of the Interior said on Wednesday.



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Yeah, right...

#1 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-06-09 10:11 PM | Reply

They only talked to the park service, not all the other uniformed Terrorists that attacked peaceful Americans exercising their first amendment rights.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2021-06-09 10:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They used tear gas to make way for fencing? AG Barr was needed to give the order to make way for fencing?

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2021-06-10 11:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

If they were clearing the park to make way for fencing, then where were all the foils and lames, hmmm?

#4 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2021-06-10 11:53 AM | Reply

Unanswered questions:

Why was it necessary to clear the park at that precise moment?

How many construction sites does the Attorney General visit to "request" assistance in starting construction?

What difference would an hour or two or even a day have made?

We're the fence materials in danger of spoiling?

#5 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2021-06-10 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yeah sure. That retarded photo never actually happened.

'What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening'

-Donald J Trump.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-06-10 12:12 PM | Reply

Rewriting of history by the GQP continues.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-10 12:15 PM | Reply

"Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing."
-George Orwell

#8 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-06-10 12:32 PM | Reply


We all saw they were clearing a path for trump to take a stupid photo in front of a church that was basically attacked in the name of these heretics god-king.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2021-06-10 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Diamond Joe's next Trump leftover to be fired has been identified...

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2021-06-10 01:18 PM | Reply

That Australian reporter was trampled, teargassed and assaulted for a fence. Her lawyers are going to eat that up.

#11 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-06-10 01:40 PM | Reply

Headline fail.

The real headline is: the Inspector General for the Department of the Interior is a liar. Trump terrorists still infect our government.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-10 02:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#10 ... Diamond Joe's next Trump leftover to be fired has been identified... ...

Mark Greenblatt

...Mark Lee Greenblatt is an American attorney and government official currently serving as the Inspector General of the United States Department of the Interior. ...

On January 17, 2019, Greenblatt was nominated by President Donald Trump [6] to be Inspector General of the Department of the United States Department of the Interior,[7] and on August 1, 2019, the Senate confirmed his nomination [8] by voice vote....

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-10 02:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What trump did was sacrilege enough we don't need lies heaped on it.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2021-06-10 06:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@#14 ... What trump did was sacrilege enough we don't need lies heaped on it. ...

But wasn't that why fmr Pres Trump appointed people to positions of power .... to prevaricate for him?

Didn't fmr Pres Trump ask if people were loyal to him? Not loyal to the Constitution, but him.

So then, why is it surprising that someone that fmr Pres Trump appointed would be willing to lie to protect fmr Pres Trump?

#15 | Posted by lamplighter at 2021-06-10 09:31 PM | Reply

They used tear gas to make way for fencing? AG Barr was needed to give the order to make way for fencing?

#3 | Posted by Zed

The questions are spot on. The IG's answers make no sense.

#16 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-06-10 10:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's going to take a long time to weed all of the Trump plants out of our government.

#17 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-06-10 11:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Reading the Park Police IG Report More Closely

It doesn't support the headlines.

Without an explanation of the early Secret Service deployment, which is outside the scope of the DOI IG report, we can't rule out the possibility that Trump's schedule determined the timing of the assault on protesters. Without knowing more about the official who was apparently seeking to move up that timing, whose identity and affiliation are mysteriously redacted in the DOI IG report, we can't pursue an important lead that might explain that early deployment. Without an investigation that looks beyond the Park Police to all the participants involved in that violent affair, a task the IG report expressly disavows, we can't make particularly meaningful conclusions. The uncertainties left by the report don't mean that we need to overstate our certainty in the other direction"we really don't know why the Secret Service jumped out early"but news headlines should reflect the report's limitations and its deliberate blindspots, not the government's party line.

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-06-10 11:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#18 Or put another way:

The IG report says the Secret Service, contrary to the Park Police plan and without explanation, instigated the violence with protesters within six minutes of AG Barr's visit to the park. The IG didn't interview the Secret Service about its independent decision-making.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-06-11 12:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gotta love the Trump appointees' loyalty, right?
But please, don't believe our own eyes and ears.

Believe a report that didn't even interview any of the principal actors involved.

#20 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-06-12 11:05 AM | Reply

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