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Take Control of Your Life Savings Before Your Retirement is Demolished The Park Police did not clear protesters outside the White House last summer to make way for President Donald Trump’s photo opportunity, according to a new report released by the Interior Department’s inspector general on Wednesday.
The report determined that Park Police were given permission to clear the park long before anyone even knew the former president had plans to walk over.
Federal law enforcement agents used flash-bangs and other non-lethal crowd control munitions to forcibly removed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd from the plaza between St. John’s Church and Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. on June 1. Shortly later, Trump walked across the park to give a speech in front of the fire-damaged church.
Democrats and their corporate media and NeverTrump allies immediately seized on the situation to hammer Trump, accusing him of having peaceful protesters teargassed so he could have a photo-op at the church.
Joe Biden posted a particularly disgraceful, and overwrought tweet that day.
“He’s using the American military against the American people,” the dishonest tweet read. “He tear-gassed peaceful protesters and fired rubber bullets. For a photo. For our children, for the very soul of our country, we must defeat him. But I mean it when I say this: we can only do it together.” He’s using the American military against the American people. He tear-gassed peaceful protesters and fired rubber bullets. For a photo. For our children, for the very soul of our country, we must defeat him. But I mean it when I say this: we can only do it together. https://t.co/G1yE67q9Nz — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 2, 2020 Biden seemed to be basing his comments on a false New York Times report that Trump had directed police and the National Guard to disperse peaceful protesters with flash-bang grenades and to deploy tear gas upon them.
According to the IG investigation, “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.”
In reality, the protesters were being […]