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Incompetence or Malevolence? Unanswered Questions On Lafayette Square As Abundant As Those Clouding Jan. 6

US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. - US President Donald Trump was due to make a televised address to the nation ... US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. - US President Donald Trump was due to make a televised address to the nation on Monday after days of anti-racism protests against police brutality that have erupted into violence. The White House announced that the president would make remarks imminently after he has been criticized for not publicly addressing in the crisis in recent days. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 11, 2021 10:39 a.m.

The report released Wednesday by the U.S. Park Police inspector general painted a damning picture of the uncontrolled chaos pervading June 1, 2020, when law enforcement officers tear gassed and manhandled Black Lives Matter protesters to clear Lafayette Square outside the White House. 

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