Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 9, 2021 | Sundance | 116 Comments
In May and June of 2020 Antifa and Black Lives Matter protestors were rioting all over Washington DC, attempting to destroy statues, looting businesses and lighting fires. The Mayor of DC allowed the protestors space to destroy the city. The epicenter of the left-wing rioting and violence was Lafayette park, across the street from the White House.
Thus began a major controversial narrative in June of last year as the media and democrats decried how the U.S. Park Police cleared protestors from Lafayette Park shortly before President Trump walked to St. John’s church. The media shouted that President Trump told park police to fire tear gas into the crowd and dispurse the protesters in any manner or method. However the report today [pdf here] shows President Trump had nothing to do with it. It was all lies, all of it.
The DOJ Inspector General released a report reviewing all the events and found the decision to clear the park was made to clear the park of protestors several days before President Trump walked to St. Johns, and the White House had nothing to do with the decision.
From the Report: “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. Instead, the evidence we reviewed showed that the USPP cleared the park to allow the contractor to safely install the antiscale fencing in response to destruction of property and injury to officers occurring on May 30 and 31.
Further, the evidence showed that the USPP did not know about the President’s potential movement until mid- to late afternoon on June 1—hours after it had begun developing its operational plan and the Fencing contractor had arrived in the park.” (report pdf)