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Monday, April 01, 2024

Another lawsuit could be filed in April against former President Donald Trump. Protestors who were forcibly cleared from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. so Trump walk to a nearby church for a photo op of himself holding bible would like to file lawsuit in a couple weeks.



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... In a report published on Friday, Law & Crime revealed that a new amended complaint is planned to be filed against the former president by April 12. The development stems from the 2020 lawsuit, Buchanan v. Trump, in which Trump was sued in his official capacity as president by protestors who alleged they were unconstitutionally cleared away by police during an incident in June 2020.

Amid the mass countrywide protests in the summer of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin, protestors in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., were forcibly cleared from the area by police using tear gas and batons. This was done at the direction of then-U.S. Attorney General William Barr to clear a path for Trump to walk from the White House to St. John's Episcopal Church for a photo-op of himself holding a bible.

The federal government ultimately settled the case, but damage claims against Trump and other officials in Buchanan were later thrown out, owing to protections for federal officials from civil suits.

Now, however, the team behind the suit has been cleared by a judge to file an amended criminal complaint in light of a January 2021 Interior Department's inspector general report which found that Lafayette Square had not been properly cleared and that police had not followed acceptable practices. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-03-31 01:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Throw that fat slob in prison.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-04-01 05:20 PM | Reply

This is ridiculous. The police clear whole highways just because a president's motorcade is passing by.

Lafayette Square was a disgusting, irreverent political stunt. I can imagine the police had their hand full. Determined protestors usually shout down polite requests.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-04-02 03:28 AM | Reply

#3. Now do the clearing of protestors on Jan 6 2021. A disgusting, irreverent political stunt that led to millions in damage, the deaths of several (including at least one protestor) and the attempt by an outgoing President to keep power by stopping a Constitutional Event to certify a newly elected President.

Mr. Loser in the election did nothing but rile up the crowd and nothing to stop the destruction at the Capitol.

#4 | Posted by randomcanyon at 2024-04-02 11:35 AM | Reply

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