Trump Exonerated in Lafayette Square Protest Clearing Investigation

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A report from the Department of the Interior’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) concluded that former President Trump had no connection to the clearing out of protestors from Lafayette Square in Washington D.C. last year. A group of people protesting the death of George Floyd were cleared out using chemical irritants prior to then-President Trump visiting the area for a photo op. Many speculated that Trump’s planned appearance was the key reason protestors were forced to vacate the area however Trump has always vehemently denied the claims.

Screenshot from Youtube video by The Telegraph

The Hill reports:

The report ultimately determined that Trump’s plans to visit the park did not influence the officers’ decision to clear it. It was the first to come from several ongoing investigations surrounding the event,

The OIG found that while law enforcement learned on the day of the incident that Trump might visit, U.S. Park Police (USPP), the lead agency overseeing Lafayette Square, had already planned to clear the park in order to install additional fencing around the White House.

Per the report, the commander did not appear to previously know that Trump would enter the park and reportedly responded, “Are you freaking kidding me?” then hung his head and walked away.

The report did identify several issues with the incident, including a determination that protesters were not adequately warned and that a lack of communication to some law enforcement officials using chemical irritants that had not been authorized.

Trump praised the reports in a statement.

“Thank you to the Department of the Interior Inspector General for Completely and Totally exonerating me in the clearing of Lafayette Park!” said Trump.

“As we have said all along, and it was backed up in today’s highly detailed and professionally written report, our fine Park Police made the decision to clear the park to allow a contractor to safely install antiscale fencing to protect from Antifa rioters, radical BLM protestors, and other violent demonstrators who are causing chaos and death to our cities. In this instance, they tried burning down the church the day before the clearing,” Trump continued. Fortunately, we were there to stop the fire from spreading beyond the basement—and it was our great honor and privilege to do so. Again, thank you to the Inspector General!”



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paul alexander
paul alexander
4 months ago

The Dem blame game once again falls short, but that don’t mean they won’t continue to throw as much crap against the wall in hopes of it sticking.

Falcon
Falcon
4 months ago

I have come to the conclusion that people who become democrats do so because of a birth defect. The part of of their brain that controls common sense and rational thought fails to develop prior to birth which leaves them mentality impaired the rest of their lives.

Bill
Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Falcon

100% right on that’s why you are not a Democrat Zombie

Casey
Casey
4 months ago
Reply to  Falcon

This is the best explanation I have heard so far. I just can’t figure out how liberal Democrats get so stupid. This would explain it.

Bret
Bret
4 months ago
Reply to  Falcon

You are somewhat correct what we are experiencing in the US Government right now is attributed to every job in the USA requiring random drug screening so the drug addicts have all fled to the Government the only job in the USA that does not require frequent and mandatory drug screenings they obviously do not care about anything but stealing all that they can steal and giving the money to their drug dealers! When Trump finally gets to do the job he was elected to do in 2020 his first priority in the White House should be locking the door and start writing mandates against the Demo RAT Party mandate number 1 should be mandatory frequent drug testing for all government Officials and employees!

anna
anna
4 months ago
Reply to  Falcon

You are totally right. Great thinking.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…WHAT is a PEACEFUL PROTEST???? ALL thats Been GOING ON in AMERICA are VIOLENT…BLOODY..MURDEROUS PROTESTS. IS THIS What YOU CALL…FREEDOM of SPEECH??? It LOOKS PRETTY UGLY to Me. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Rick in NH
Rick in NH
4 months ago

Again, the media and democrats have been shown to be full of bull excrement. I can guarantee that we’ll hear absolute nothing about this from the lame-stream media. We’ll also hear nothing about the scumbags who are rioting and burning in Minneapolis because another poor violent felon was killed after opening fire on the police. Since when did “justice” entail looting and burning businesses and government buildings?

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

If Trump farted in a elevator they would try and prosecute him for a terrorist gas attack it’s TDS again

Bret
Bret
4 months ago
Reply to  Bill

They would call it an international act of war if it happened on Taco Tuesday!!!!

S A Herman
S A Herman
4 months ago
Reply to  Bret

If it was me on Taco Tuesday, it would be called a weapon of mass destruction!

Joe from Georgia
Joe from Georgia
4 months ago

The left will try and tell THEIR story again. The only way to break these lies is to sue them. They did not mess with sandman again

Robert Corp
Robert Corp
4 months ago

Trump is & still will be the best president ever. A true American leader. Dedicated to the people of our great country.

Gordon
Gordon
4 months ago

I have known this since the incident.

tinker68
tinker68
4 months ago

You’ll never hear this on the MSM. It’ll fall on deaf ears when it comes to them.

Mikey
Mikey
4 months ago

And what do Fuckerberg and Fakebook have to say about that?
Still listening…

Carolyn Goodin
Carolyn Goodin
4 months ago

One must realize by now that Democrats are liars. They will say and do anything, illegal or otherwise to get power. It has been proven over and over and over again! The real problem is not so much that democrats lie, but the fact that too may ignoramuses believe the spew that comes out of their mouths. Are you so blind that you cannot see, so deaf that you cannot hear? Every American MUST seek the TRUTH, for it is only through truth that we will be set free. And BTW I am NOT a “birthing person” ! I am a MOTHER!!!! Don’t you ever let them call call you a birthing person!!! Lying pieces of dirt!

Roger
Roger
4 months ago

Pres. Trump didn’t need this pain and agony that Dems. and the Media put upon him. All the So-Called Catholics that still attend Mass are total hypocrites. Pelosi & Biden We wouldn’t want to be you on Judgement Day. As for Pres. Trump even if the stadium emptied and you were the only one at the goal post you’d still be able to hear (Four More Years)! You have my vote and I’d stand with you, The American flag, while God shown a light on you holding The Bible! God Bless!

Nikita63
4 months ago

Progressive Democrats and liberal lunatic radicals are scum of the earth and the enemy wthin and their absolutely evil non-compliance with long established Constitutional procedures, due process , subversion and what many educated Americans would deem high treason and seditious at the very least! THEY IGNORE ANY EQUITY AND DEEM ANYONE WHO HAS THE TEMERITY TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO DISSENTING OPINIONS AS PROTOZOAN AND THUS, TREATS THEM AS SUCH! They are unfit to BE in Government and the Records are pitifully and pathetically rampant and ironically highly uncontrolled as they yet seek to TOTALLY CONTROL EVERY ASPECT OF THE LIFE OF THE INDIVIDUAL. They deny the rights of individuals, are racist in just about every venue and exacerbate rather than alleviate the racial division of this nation begun by Obama and continuing under Biden. All such belong in prison never elective office, BUT: UNTIL CORRECTIONS ARE FORCED ON THEM THEY WILL CONTINUE TO ATTEMPT TO DESTROY THIS NATION FROM WITHIN AS ADVOCATES OF U.N. AGENDA 21 AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER! WE CANNOT LET IT HAPPEN. Strictly enforced TERM LIMITS are a long overdue NECESSITY,IF THE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC AND RULE OF LAW THEY SWORE TO DEFEND AND UPHOLD ARE TO BE SAVED FROM THEIR SEDITION AND TREASONOUS ACTS AND THAT IS SURELY WHAT THEY INDEED, ARE: as is PROVED by their records of ineptitude and total failure at all levels from the illegal invasion of foreign felons ongoing to the generation of a $30 Trillion debt!
NO MORE! We simply cannot aford these venomous vermin any longer. Period!

Susanana
Susanana
4 months ago

What about Harris saying the violence and protests weren’t going to stop. Hyperinflation of incidents with regard to black criminals dying when resisting arrest. Not that some Police couldn’t use some training about how to deal with drunk or scared black individuals, but so far it’s never been proven more blacks are killed in interactions than whites. I’ve seen some really messed up white people getting beat by cops.

Djea3
Djea3
4 months ago

Leftist agenda. Marxist ideologies. The real question is WILL the average left leaning idiot ever hear the truth or will the media allow the continued abuse of the people by the left?

SDOFAZ
4 months ago

Much ado about nothing, nada, zip, zilch AGAIN! The real blame is on Old Nanc. Security in that area is her arena. And what is not said is the Brownshits were involved in the actions of the few. That would be the Soros’ paid BLM/Antifa bunch and whoever sets out the stacks of bricks, etc. at every protest across the county for his Hitler style performances. Fortunately there were none or few takers.

anna
anna
4 months ago

I wonder WHO will will have guts to apologizes to President Trump , NOBODY no a DemRat that is for sure.
DemRats are only good to spread lies and crap.

alicia
4 months ago

VINDICATED AGAIN, GOES TO SHOW THE LIES BY BLM. MSM, DONKEYS AND LEFTISTS ON THE STREET. bIG LIE THAT THERE WAS PEPPER SPRAY.!

7George
4 months ago

He’s the “Teflon Trump”! No matter “WHAT” “they” throw his way, it just slides off because “it” just doesn’t stick.Matters not. “They” hate him so much & it clouds their minds so much that”they” will keep trying ad infinitum. The Dems are corrupt, evil, vile losers who run on nothing but HATE! Soon their hate will consume them all.This explains “why” we have no civility in “today’s” world.

Carol
Carol
4 months ago

Libtards are good at ruining great peoples reputations

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