Police did not clear Lafayette Square so Trump could pose for photo with the Bible, IG says

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one week ago  •  64 comments

By:   Caitlin McFall (Fox News)

Police did not clear Lafayette Square so Trump could pose for photo with the Bible, IG says
An Inspector General report found Wednesday that when law enforcement cleared Lafayette Park in front of the White House last June, security was the top priority - not a photo opportunity for Donald Trump.

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An Inspector General's report released Wednesday found that when law enforcement cleared Lafayette Park in front of the White House last June, security was the top priority - not a photo opportunity for Donald Trump.

One week after the death of George Floyd and following days of unrest between Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters and law enforcement, Trump made headlines for walking through a recently cleared area in front of the White House to pose for a picture in front of St. John's Church while holding a Bible.

Groups like BLM and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) later sued Trump and his Attorney General Bill Barr for forcefully removing protestors from the square.

But the investigation released by Interior Department Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt, says U.S. Park Police and the U.S. Secret Service concluded it was necessary to remove protestors from the park on June 1 in order to install anti-scale fencing.

The decision was reached after at least 49 U.S. Park Police (USPP) were injured while policing the protests that took place from May 30 - 31.

Federal police officials did not learn of the president's "potential" plan to walk through the park until hours after the operational strategy to erect the fence had been laid out.

"The evidence we obtained did not support a finding that the USPP cleared the park to allow the president to survey the damage and walk to St. John's Church," the report said.

The report further revealed that the unnamed Park Police operations commander on the scene was unaware of the president's planned visit until Barr turned up at the park shortly after 6:00 pm.

"Protesters in the crowd recognized the Attorney General and began shouting at him," the investigation reported. "The USPP operations commander heard the change in the crowd, saw the Attorney General, and walked over to him."

Barr reportedly asked the operations commander, "Are these people still going to be here when POTUS comes out?'"

The Park Police official said he hadn't known until then that Trump would be entering the park that evening.

The report said, "He replied to the Attorney General, 'Are you freaking kidding me?' and then hung his head and walked away."

The operations commander denied that Barr told him to clear the park or change the operation's plans in any capacity.

Law enforcement cleared the park by 6:50 p.m. and at 7:01 p.m. Trump walked from the White House through Lafayette Park to St. John's Church.

The contractors began erecting the anti-scale fence by 7:30 and completed the project just after midnight.

Trump released a statement reflecting his vindication Wednesday.

"Thank you to the Department of the Interior Inspector General for completely and totally exonerating me in the clearing of Lafayette Park," Trump said.

The report found that inadequate communication between federal officials "may have contributed to confusion during the operation and the use of tactics that appeared inconsistent" with initial plans.

The inspector general additionally laid out recommendations should similar situations arise in the future.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one week ago

Another lie by the msm has been exposed.


Are they going to apologize to Donald Trump or the American people?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one week ago
apologize to Donald Trump ?

when hell freezes over.

I'll apologize to him for this when he apologizes for being the king birther.  Deal ? 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    one week ago

Oh that's right, I think you posted that story at the time.

I have a question from Mark Meadows:

They told you Trump colluded with Russia (false)

Trump ignored Russian bounties on troops (false)

Trump cleared Lafayette Park “for a photo op” (false)

there’s no way COVID-19 could’ve come from the Wuhan Lab as Trump said (false)



Let me know if you notice a pattern here?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one week ago

you can keep going for a long time....

 
 
 
JBB
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1.1.4  JBB  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one week ago

US voters rejected Trump and Trumpism.

(True)

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one week ago

It's all true - I wouldn't rely on Faux 'news' as your source, EVER.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Junior Expert
1.1.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    one week ago

I'm sorry but I must ask again since you didn't seem to want to answer the last time. What did his birther stance as well as anything else he did, affect you personally negatively?

You seem quite angry at a man you never met and had no personal contact or business dealings with. And please doctor, spare me the "I've seen people like him all my life" crap. No two people are exactly alike.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @1.1.4    one week ago

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Vic Eldred
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1.1.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.5    one week ago

Or the IG apparently.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.6    one week ago

You all are the ones who are always angry all the time.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.10  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @1.1.4    one week ago

I'll go with the liberal fact check cop out "partially true" as not ALL US voters rejected Trump.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.11  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.5    one week ago

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bugsy
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1.1.12  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.7    one week ago

You got anything to counter his post, or is it just the same ole bs...time after time.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.14  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.6    one week ago

Your train of thought regarding this is ridiculous. 

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.15  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.9    one week ago

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Tessylo
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1.1.16  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @1.1.15    one week ago

What's that you're babbling about Bug?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.17  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.14    one week ago

So you don't know/don't have any real reason. Perhaps some help is needed.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.18  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.16    one week ago
What's that you're babbling about Bug?

Sorry that you mistake my laughing at you as babble.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.19  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @1.1.18    one week ago

Babbling again?  

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1.20  Ronin2  replied to  JBB @1.1.4    one week ago

We will see at mid terms how much Biden and Democrat voter regret there is out there.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.21  bugsy  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.20    one week ago

Here is one person with buyer's remorse. I'm sure there are millions more, especially the younger crowd that voted for Biden simply because he was not Trump.

you-idiot.jpg

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2  Sparty On    one week ago

Lol, it's been about six months since i stopped coming here daily.   Check in every couple months or so and it's a real groundhog day every time.   Pretty hilarious.

That said, how they hanging Vic, John, Jim and Sean?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Sparty On @2    one week ago

Good to see you my friend. And isn't it amazing. Trump STILL living rent free in their heads.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @2    one week ago

Welcome back!


That said, how they hanging Vic,

Could be better, but I have no complaints. How about you sir?

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.2.1  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2    one week ago

Embracing the suck here in the socialists republic of Michigan ..... good times!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.2.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @2.2.1    one week ago

Is Witmer finally toast?

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.2.3  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.2    one week ago

Who knows, if Detroit is still tired of being screwing into the ground by the time the election comes around in 2022 and they run someone good she could be.   One can only hope.

She's really bad.   Not Cuomo bad but close

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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2.2.4  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.2    one week ago

Not yet.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.2.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @2.2.4    one week ago

How come?

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
2.2.6  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.5    one week ago

Good question.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.2.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @2.2.6    one week ago

It is one I ask all the time. How do extremists get elected in America?

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
2.2.8  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.7    one week ago

I know that Whitmer put on a really good show.

Don't get me wrong, she makes me laugh sometimes, but that's a quality I like in a friend.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.2.9  Ronin2  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @2.2.8    one week ago

She makes me laugh; but it is more of a rueful one of disbelief. 

I can only shake my heads at the Republicans that are too afraid to impeach her.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  Sparty On @2    one week ago

Good to see you… hope you stick around, post and make it a more interesting and entertaining groundhog’s day. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.3    one week ago
hope you stick around, post and make it a more interesting

I'll second that motion!

 
 
 
bugsy
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2.3.3  bugsy  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.3.1    one week ago
I'll second that motion!

I'll third it.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.3.4  Sparty On  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.3    one week ago

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igknorantzrulz
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2.3.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  bugsy @2.3.3    one week ago
I'll third it

i'll quarter it, as we didn't often agree on much, but at least Sparty has a sense of humor.

 
 
 
bugsy
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3  bugsy    one week ago
I see my stalker chimed in!

So you have nothing.

I can assure you I am not stalking you.

To most of us here, you are nothing more than entertainment, something to laugh at.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @3    one week ago

That's exactly how I feel about y'all.  I laugh at you everyday!

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.1.1  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    one week ago
I laugh at you everyday!

That's fine...but deep inside...you know we are always right...and there is nothing you can do about it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @3.1.1    one week ago

I know you are always wrong and there's nothing you can do about it!

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.1.3  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.2    one week ago

oooooooo...burn s/

 
 
 
Sparty On
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4  Sparty On    one week ago

Still as angry as ever i see.   Too bad.   That is no way to go through life

Update:: ah yes the old post and dump eh Tessy? ... that groundhogs back to the days of NV .... classic

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @4    one week ago

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bugsy
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4.1.1  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    one week ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @4.1.1    one week ago

(deleted)

 
 
 
Sparty On
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4.1.3  Sparty On  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    one week ago

Lol .... clearly i'm not the one who needs to get laid.

 
 
 
bugsy
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4.1.5  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.2    one week ago
Yo momma is calling!  From the strip club

LOL...Too easy

Come on, Tessy...give me more!!!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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4.1.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  bugsy @4.1.5    one week ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
bugsy
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4.1.8  bugsy  replied to  igknorantzrulz @4.1.6    one week ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1.9  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.3    one week ago

So you see that some have mastered the art of avoiding tickets. Just post nasty bullshit for a few minutes and then delete it as though it wasn't there and then ask if, if you respond, you are talking to yourself. It's like grade school and "why are you punching yourself" childish behavior.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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4.1.11  igknorantzrulz  replied to  bugsy @4.1.8    one week ago

nah, i prefer footballs, and hard kicking

 
 
 
bugsy
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4.1.12  bugsy  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.9    one week ago

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bugsy
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4.1.13  bugsy  replied to  igknorantzrulz @4.1.11    one week ago

Not from your posts you don't.

Seems the male anatomy is an infatuation to you.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Masters Participates
4.1.14  igknorantzrulz  replied to  bugsy @4.1.8    one week ago

B sides A sides, when you say "men;s balls" what exactly would you be referring to, cause did you ever notice in baseball, the catcher and the umpire both where protective facial gear ?

 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Masters Participates
4.1.15  igknorantzrulz  replied to  bugsy @4.1.13    one week ago
Not from your posts you don't. Seems the male anatomy is an infatuation to you.

as YOU continue to dwell upon it...I go with that whichever i feel is a potential weakness if i were actually to go into insults, seems, i'm sensing a bit of insecurity with you about the male anatomy, but, you do understand mail can be delivered by a female maleman, corrrect ?

 
 
 
bugsy
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4.1.16  bugsy  replied to  igknorantzrulz @4.1.15    one week ago

Well, that settles it.

If I ever need an incoherent, dumbass comment to respond to, I can always count on you to provide one.

You never fail.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.17  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @4.1.16    one week ago

Right back atcha bug

 
 
 
bugsy
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4.1.18  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.17    one week ago
Right back atcha bug

Lunch time over?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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4.1.19  igknorantzrulz  replied to  bugsy @4.1.16    6 days ago
You never fail.

i overachieve sumtymes

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5  Tessylo    one week ago

Some of you folks take yourselves way too seriously.

Newstalkers is a fun distraction.  Nothing more.  Nothing less.

See y'all

 
 
 
bugsy
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5.1  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @5    one week ago
Some of you folks take yourselves way too seriously.

Not really...

But we really DON'T take you seriously.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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6  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    6 days ago

It appears that an important part of this seed was omitted, or ignored or whatever.

Officials did not learn of the president’s 'potential' plan to walk through the park until hours after planning to clear it

Translation:  'Officials' just blamed Trump, not cleared him of using them to commit violent stupidity.  The park was cleared, people were hurt, Trump posed with a Bible, mission accomplished.       

Military members resigned or expressed regret and embarrassment by their own participation.

Source

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