Tag Archives: White House

Trump To Sign Executive Order On Police Reform

PBS NewsHour reports: President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that will lay out several new initiatives focused on police reform, including the creation of national standards for use-of-force as well as tracking police misconduct, according to a civil rights lawyer who plans to be at the signing and testify before the Senate this week. S. Lee …

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Floyd Protest Signs To Be Curated For Museum Exhibits

Courthouse News reports: The demands for an end to police brutality and protection of civil rights for Black Americans on signs clutched by protesters as they marched on the nation’s capital are finding their way to historic preservation. The African American History and Culture Museum, the American History Museum and the Anacostia Museum have formed a coalition with staff, activists …

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Secret Service Admits Tear Gas Used On DC Protesters

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: Secret Service now admits that an agency employee fired oleoresin capsicum spray (pepper spray) “in response to an assaultive individual,” when protesters were cleared from Lafayette Square on Monday, June 1. The correction issued by the agency is a follow up to its Friday, June 5, announcement. This is when Secret Service said that …

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McEnany: Joe Biden Is Spreading “Conspiracy Theories”

Talking Points Memo reports: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday dismissed Joe Biden’s concerns that President Trump is going to “try to steal” November’s election. “I think that’s a ridiculous proposition,” McEnany said on “America’s Newsroom” on Fox News. “This president’s looking forward to November,” she continued. “This president’s hard at work for the American people, and leave …

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Josh Hawley To Lead New WH Assault On Social Media

Axios reports: At the request of the Trump administration, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is working on new legislation targeting the tech industry’s liability shield, a source familiar with the effort told Axios. Why it matters: The Hawley bill will be an additional threat against platforms like Facebook and Twitter following President Donald Trump’s executive order aimed at curbing their legal …

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REPORT: Trump Aides “At Wits End” Over Buffalo Tweet

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: My phone blew up yesterday with texts from White House aides, current and former, who seemed at their wits’ end over President Trump’s tweet that the 75-year-old Buffalo protester who was rushed to the hospital after being shoved by police last week “could be an ANTIFA provocateur.” Why it matters: They rarely register the president’s …

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Metal Fence Around WH To Come Down Tomorrow

The Washington Post reports: The National Park Service will remove most of the tall metal fencing surrounding Washington’s Lafayette Square by Wednesday, the agency said. Officials erected the fence early last week to bar access to the park near the White House, which sits south of it. The fencing first appeared shortly after police aggressively cleared a crowd of largely …

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Bill Barr Contradicts WH On Order To Clear DC Park

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision. Earlier in the week, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh …

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Area Around White House To Stay Closed Thru June 10

The Associated Press reports: The area around the White House complex, including all of Lafayette Park, will remain closed to the public until June 10 due to ongoing protests, a Secret Service spokesperson said Thursday. The entire Ellipse on the south end of the White House, E Street and its sidewalks between 15th and 17th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue between 15th …

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WH Spox Attacks “Appalling” James Mattis, Says “All Options Are On The Table” For Dealing With Protesters

Mediaite reports: “For Jim Mattis to have his head in the sand is, quite frankly, appalling,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in an interview with Fox News’ Ed Henry. “This president is trying to unite a country. He has. He’s talked about the death of George Floyd and how sobering and sad he was when he saw the video, …

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Tall Metal Fences Go Up Around White House [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Metal fencing has been installed around the White House complex as protests continue in Washington, part of the widespread Black Lives Matter demonstrations taking place across the U.S. Video taken by CNN’s Betsy Klein showed a pallet truck stacked with fence panels and a team of workers in high-visibility clothing installing the new perimeter. “More fencing going up …

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White House Compares Trump’s Bible Photo Op To Winston Churchill Inspecting WWII Bombing Damage

The Independent reports: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany today compared Trump to great world leaders like British Prime Minister Winston Churchill for St John’s Church photo. “The president wanted to send a very powerful message that we would not be overcome by looting, by rioting, this is not what defines America,” she said. “Like Churchill we saw him inspecting …

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Trump Denies Fleeing To WH Bunker During DC Protest: I Only Went Briefly During The Day “For An Inspection”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Wednesday disputed multiple reports that Secret Service agents rushed him to an underground bunker as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the White House on Friday night, asserting he went down earlier in the day “more for an inspection.” “It was a false report. I wasn’t down,” Trump said during an appearance on “Brian …

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Barr Personally Ordered Park Be Cleared Of Protesters

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William P. Barr ordered law enforcement officials on the ground to extend the perimeter around Lafayette Square, which is adjacent to the White House, just before President Trump spoke Monday, a Justice Department official said. According to two federal law enforcement officials, the decision had been made late Sunday night or early Monday morning …

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WH Posts Propaganda Clip Of Bible Stunt [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: On Monday, police and National Guard troops descended on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park in order to clear the way for Trump to stroll over to St. John’s Episcopal Church so he could pose with a Bible like it was some award from a group he’d never heard of but was still willing to accept an award from …

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Rubio: Protesters At WH Got What They Deserved

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Monday that the protesters removed from Lafayette Park “deliberately stayed to trigger police action.” The Florida senator tweeted that “many in the media fell for the calculated & deliberate tactics of professional agitators.” Law enforcement deployed tear gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters outside Lafayette Park across the street from the …

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Protesters Tear-Gassed Out Of Park Across From White House So An Authoritarian Racist Can Pose With A Bible

ABC News reports: National Guard troops were deployed near the White House Monday evening hours after President Donald Trump said he wanted a military show of force against violent protests gripping the nation. Shortly after, Trump came to the White House Rose Garden to call himself the “law and order” president, saying “domestic terrorism” was to blame for the unrest. …

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Trump Took Shelter In Bunker During Friday Protests

The Associated Press reports: Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks, according to a Republican …

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LIVE VIDEO: Protesters Challenge Cops At White House

NBC News reports: Protesters on Saturday afternoon converged at the White House and pushed security barricades farther down Pennsylvania Avenue, in one of many new protests to emerge around the country during the day Saturday — only hours after violent demonstrations rocked cities coast to coast on Friday night. At the White House, protesters could be seen standing on top …

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DC Protests Prompted White House Lockdown [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Several hundred people gathered outside the White House in two successive tense and confrontational demonstrations occurring hours apart on Friday, both of them protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck. The demonstration had showed no signs of slowing as crowds continued to face off …

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