Tag Archives: Lafayette Square

Trump Appointee Tosses Most Of Bible Photo Op Suit

The Washington Post reports: A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed most claims filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of D.C., Black Lives Matter and others who in lawsuits accused the Trump administration of authorizing an unprovoked attack on demonstrators in Lafayette Square last year. The plaintiffs asserted the government used unnecessary force to enable a photo op of Trump …

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Interior Dept IG’s Report Claims Lafayette Park Was Not Cleared For Trump To Stage Stupid Bible Photo Op Stunt

NBC News reports: When federal police officers violently cleared protesters from the city’s Lafayette Park in June 2020, they did it so a contractor could install fencing — not to let President Donald Trump hold a photo opportunity at a nearby church, an investigation by the Interior Department’s inspector general has found. That finding, published Wednesday, is likely to surprise …

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DOJ Seeks Dismissal Of Lafayette Square Protest Suit

The Washington Post reports: Lawyers for the Justice Department urged a federal judge on Friday to dismiss lawsuits against former president Donald Trump, former attorney general William P. Barr and other officials for last June’s violent clearing of demonstrators from Lafayette Square by U.S. military and police. Trump and other U.S. officials are immune from civil lawsuits over police actions …

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