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"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"To a Secret Service spokesperson this morning, it happened just before ten last night, Monday night on the north side of Lafayette square near The White House, officers detained the driver and those Secret Service officers or White House personnel were hurt in the crash, the cause still under investigation will have more on this developing story in just minutes. A WTO PEEP. You are listening to what O 3.5 FM and WTO P dot com. Traffic and weather on the 8s and winded breaks on WTO. Starting off in Maryland, a major highway is interstate two 70. The BW Parkway route 50 all moving well in both directions, some work zones to tell you about on the capitol beltway in Maryland first on the outer loop between New Hampshire avenue and Georgia avenue two right lanes getting by some pavement being laid down out there in Silver Spring. Opposite direction on the inner loop between Connecticut avenue and kohlsville road is well as farther east between university boulevard and I 95 to right lanes getting you by those two separate work zones. Down into Virginia, the work zone start in the McLean area on the outer loop between George Washington Parkway and Georgetown pike two right lanes getting by at that work zone and then further south and done lowering between Leesburg pike and I 66, the left lane gets you by there opposite direction inner loop towards the American legion bridge between the dulles toll road and Georgetown pike a left lane gets by at that work zone. I 95 in Fredericksburg northbound work zone still in effect there, but traffic moving much better through that work zone traffic moving well up I 95 through Stafford all the way up to the Springfield interchange three 95 northbound towards the district moving well at this time as well. I'm Brian Alvin WTO P traffic Temperature is out there with a few scattered clouds or falling through the 60s and by morning early Tuesday will land about 55 to 62° with those
"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"To a Secret Service spokesperson this morning, it happened just before ten last night, Monday night on the north side of Lafayette square near The White House, officers detained the driver and those Secret Service officers or White House personnel were hurt in the crash, the cause still under investigation will have more on this developing story in just minutes. You are listening to what O 3.5 FM and WTO P dot com. Good to use the morning May 23rd glad you're with us. Time now is 1248. Grab the good weather on the 8s over to Brian Albin this morning with this in the WTO traffic center. And dean on the north, northbound BW Parkway and Annapolis junction we continue to see more and more of that crash scene moved over to the shoulder, but there is still some lingering debris in the right side of the road, so emergency personnel have traffic getting by on the left side of that incident before Maryland route 32. It was a crash with four vehicles involved. In Virginia, we've been telling you about some heavy volume on I 95 northbound and Fredericksburg before and after route 17, so if you have the opportunity, maybe in spotsylvania to get off onto route one, take it past the rappahannock river to the center port freeway before getting back over to 95 north that might be your best option at this time. On the inner loop capital beltway in Virginia, heaviest volume is near Tyson's between the dulles toll road and Georgetown pike a single left lane gets by at the work zone there and then on the outer loop in Dunn loring between Leesburg pike and I 66, a single Elaine gets by at that work zone as well. IV city smokehouse has it all weekdays from four to 6 p.m., $10 menu offers smash burgers, spicy chicken sandwiches, wings, $5 beers, cocktail, and wine specials. I'm Brian Alvin WTO traffic. Coming right up after traffic and well, big night for gala Hispanic theater and signature theater at the Helen Hayes awards and Jason freile. There will be some additional clouds around for your Tuesday. We'll be looking at a mostly cloudy to partly sunny day, so first thing here early in the morning, temperatures will be about 55
"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"Jones. And I'm Bruce Allen here at the top local stories we're following for you this hour. Local police have been using them. And now hundreds of federal officers in our area will be required to use body worn cameras. This comes as the department of interior announces, its new nationwide policy. All U.S. park police officers who carry a gun patrol and engage with the public will now be using body worn cameras. The policy says the camera should start recording as early as when the officers are deciding whether to engage with a person or vehicle. The interior department says it will strive to expedite the release of footage in cases involving serious bodily injury or death, the new camera policy comes after scrutiny of the 2017 shooting of an unarmed driver bijan casar after a chase in traffic stop and the clearing of Lafayette square during protests in 2020. An interaction has gone viral after a woman posted it on Instagram. But now a young mother who had undergone a C section days earlier is demanding an apology from fairfax county police, she was mistakenly stopped and handcuffed. Police cruiser actually hit her car head on. Police say that cruiser was going less than 10 mph. I could have lost my life. My kids could have lost their lives. Luckily, everyone in the car was in his seat belt. Jamie Kimball was going to get groceries with her two young children and a friend. When they got to the intersection to pull into the Walmart off Richmond highway, several police cars surrounded her. Officers handcuffed Kimball who spoke with our partners at NBC four. This was a very traumatic situation. For me and my 5 year old. Please say the car had an alert on it in that occupants were thought to be armed and dangerous. They later determined she was at connected to any crime, Kimmel now wants to know why lights and sirens were not used to stop her. Luke Luger, WTO P news. Knew this morning we're following a developing story in Montgomery county, police are asking people around the area of castle boulevard and castle ridge circle in the burtonsville area to shelter in place as they deal with an act of barricade situation. Police say it started when they responded to a report of shots fired on castle boulevard just before two
"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"In action hosting the New York Red Bulls, commanders training camp continues open practice at FedEx field on Saturday night. A Frank hand random sports. The top stories were following for you on WTO, a 29 year old man is the latest person to die from a lightning strike at Lafayette square near The White House that happened during severe weather Thursday night. Two tourists in their 70s were killed, a fourth person remains in critical condition. Indiana is the first state in the nation to pass a law restricting abortion access since the Supreme Court overturned roe V wade in June. The state's House and Senate approved the near total abortion ban and the state's Republican governor Eric holcomb signed it into law. U.S. employers added 528,000 jobs last month, despite warning signs of an economic downturn, easing fears of a recession. Stay with WTO for more on these stories in just minutes. It seems like all police departments have body cameras now, but that's not the case in Alexandria. It's the only department in Northern Virginia that does not have a body cam program, but that could be changing. The Justice Department's giving the Alexandria police department $600,000 to help JumpStart the more than $2 million being spent for the broad implementation of a body camera program for its officers. The DoJ grant on its own will help fund 25 to 50 cameras and will be combined with other funding sources at the federal and local level. Right now, the city is working to roll them out next spring, and once the program is up and running, it's expected to cost the city about one and a half $1 million a year to maintain it. John Doe and WTO news. 7 48 trafficking weather on the 8s and when it breaks to the traffic center and rob stallworth. In Maryland, south down border Washington Parkway. This is near green belt road, crash activity should be completely on the right shoulder with all your traveling
"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"They want something new to show voters as for the voting here. It begins tomorrow afternoon. It could easily run through early next week. Well, two of four people critically injured in a lightning strike last evening not far from The White House have died. The two who died were an elderly couple from Janesville, Wisconsin, they were among four injured and Lafayette square, a public park right next to The White House, veto maggiolo with the D.C. fire department says they were found near a cluster of trees. Any time there's lightning, you should go to a safe place. Anybody who goes to seek shelter under a tree, that's a very dangerous place to be. Maggiolo says it's not clear whether the four were directly struck by lightning, or whether they were hit by a falling tree, Nick eye Nellie for CBS News Washington. Police in Laurel Nebraska have made an arrest in connection with the deaths of four people. They were found inside two burning homes yesterday. Wall Street right now the Dow is down 32 points. The NASDAQ is down 87. This is CBS News. Half a million businesses connect using Zoom for communication and collaboration around the globe. Zoom. How the world connects. You ever know three on WTO? It's Friday, the 5th of August. Sunny and hot again, 81°, we're heading into the 90s. Good morning, I'm Mark Lois. And I'm Gigi Barnett at the top local stories. We're following this hour. D.C. police have arrested a retired lieutenant in charge him with voluntary involuntary manslaughter. Excuse me. Yesterday afternoon officers responded to a report of a shooting in a conference room at the public library branch on good hope road southeast. They found a D.C. public library special police officer had been shot. 25 year old marika manion of Indian head was rushed to the hospital where she later died. D.C. police chief Robert Conti says 58 year old Jesse Porter of northeast had been training a library of police officers on the use of a baton. I
"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"And I'm John Aaron, teddy gellman is our producer The top story we're following the Senate will convene on Saturday as Democrats race toward what they hope will be the passage of a major new economic package by the end of the weekend. The latest from WTO's Mitchell Miller today on the hill. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer touts the $740 billion plan on a number of fronts, including dealing with climate change. Senate Democrats will lower energy costs while passing the largest investment in clean energy ever. Democrats also say the bill will eventually deal with inflation, including a provision to lower prescription drug prices. But Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell says it's a reckless tax and spending plan. They want to ramp through giant new tax acts in the middle of the recession. Democrats will need all 50 of their members to support the budget reconciliation bill on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO. Arizona senator kyrsten sinema says she's agreed to changes in the measures tax and energy provisions and is ready to move forward on the bill. In a couple of hours this morning, the nation's latest jobs report will be released. The July employment report is expected to portray a measure of stability in the U.S. economy, the consensus among economists isn't the jobless rate was unchanged at 3.6%. The number of jobs added expected to come in around 250,000, that would be down from June 372,000 jobs. Mark Hamrick is a senior economic analyst at bankrate dot com. Many experts are describing the labor market as being in a state of flux. The pace of hiring may be slowing, but many companies are still struggling with workers shortages, while others are considering future layoffs. Four people are critically injured following last night's thunderstorms, officials say it was an apparent lightning strike near The White House in Lafayette square that did it. D.C. fire and EMS says it happened just before 7 o'clock, two men and two women were taken to hospitals after receiving aid from members of the Secret Service and U.S. park police. Spokesman says the four were found in the center of the park in a grove of trees, they suffered life threatening injuries. We do have some power outages this morning after last night's storms. BGE reports nearly 4400 customers in Anna rental county are affected with no word on when power might be restored there. In Virginia about 800 dominion customers are without power, mostly in fairfax county, dominion says service should be restored later this morning. Most of the Pepco outages in Montgomery county have been resolved, stay with WTO P as we continue to keep you updated. A retired D.C. police officer is under investigation after a deadly shooting at a branch of the D.C. public library, a special police officer at the anacostia library in southeast was killed during a training exercise yesterday. D.C. police responded to the anacostia library in southeast around three 30 on a report of a shooting, chief Robert Conti says the victim was a special police officer at the library who was undergoing training with fellow officers
Bloomberg Radio New York
"lafayette square" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Take Pennsylvania at the midterms, how to take Pennsylvania in 2024. All of that is about the rage of the middle class, either Republican or Democrat or the inequalities which you've written about in your claim book unbound. How do we address in this nation the idea that technology benefits the haves, technology may be benefits all of society, but technology burdens and lowers the outcome, the standard of living for the great middle class. How do we make technology a friend of people that want to vote Democrat? Well, a number of the things that the president has focused on are about that, and maybe your viewers don't quite see the connection. So let me outline a few events. So one of them is early on, the president put out an all of government effort around market structure and competition. Let's make sure that markets are fair and that they deliver for the American people, including. But I don't mean to interrupt, but this is important. There's a huge body of people of all political persuasions who feel it's rigged. It's rigged here at Lafayette square. It's rigged in the inner northwest district of Washington as well. How do we regain the trust of the middle class that institutions can lead to a better life? You do, you do it by delivering. So you think if some of the things that the president has delivered on, just in recent months, things like making sure that prices on ocean shipping are fair. And so many of the things that we buy come on a ship that is comes from overseas, but that process has been circumscribed by a small number of firms. So the president is using his tools to say, let's make sure that those prices that people are paying are fair. You see blocked by Republicans? So here's the thing. The executive branch does have a lot of power when it comes to enforcing antitrust laws. The president has made clear that that price fairness is a number one goal, and that feeds through the whole economy. And he's also prioritized making sure that if you are a worker in a market where there are few employers for your services, that those markets can be more fair, more open. And I think that's one of the ways that you can see the role of technology in the kinds of algorithms that affect who's hired, who's fired, what pay is. These are issues that the president is bringing is brought to the fore. But the other thing that he's prioritized day in and day out is allowing workers to join unions. That's one of the ways that we address inequality. It's one of the ways that we think about how the economy can deliver for working people and how it can be fair and build that trust through democratic institutions on the ground and workplaces all across the country. That was fair. And you and I have had this conversation before. It's
Kash Patel: Trump Had Offered 20k National Guard Soliders for Jan. 6
"Do we know why The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declined the president's offer For national guardsmen and how many did he offer The president offered up to 20,000 in the law works as xeno mark is the president can authorize the National Guard or the second component of the laws there must be a request by a federal agency or a governor in this case mayor of D.C. And Nancy Pelosi controls the federal capital police and therefore they report it to her and why they did not want it I would leave it to the political experts I'm a national security guide but they seem to be worried about the optics just like they were worried about the optics of Lafayette square though there was a hypocrisy of their way And they also could have put up a no crime fence around the capitol They failed to do that And they failed that federal law enforcement there surrounding the capital such as the FBI and DHS They failed to do a great many things that would have been very simple to do
Kash Patel: Trump Had Offered National Guard to Pelosi Before Jan. 6
"Did or did not President Trump and or his administration Or for national guardsmen To Nancy Pelosi and her people before January 6th Unequivocally yes January 4th in the Oval Office I was there with the commander in chief the Secretary of Defense the chairman of joint chiefs of staff and the chief of staff for the president of the United States where the president unequivocally authorized up to 20,000 national guardsmen and women on January 4th immediately thereafter as chief of staff for the Department of Defense We executed that authorization and went to Nancy Pelosi and the capitol police and mayor Bowser and they all said no and mayor Bowser put it in writing in the United States Capitol police timeline that was just released shows that they declined and put it in writing Do we know why The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declined the president's offer For national guardsmen and how many did he offer The president offered up to 20,000 in the law works as you know mark is the president can authorize the National Guard or the second component of the laws there must be a request by a federal agency or a governor in this case mayor of D.C. And Nancy Pelosi controls the federal capital police and therefore they report it to her and why they did not want it I would leave it to the political experts I'm a national security guide but they seem to be worried about the optics just like they were worried about the optics of Lafayette square though there was the hypocrisy of their way And they also could have put up a no crime fence around the capitol They failed to do that And they failed that federal law enforcement there surrounding the capital such as the FBI and DHS They failed to do a great many things that would have been very simple to do
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
DOJ Announces Civil Settlement in Lafayette Square Cases
"When we say that the January 6th defendants are being mistreated, the question always arises compared to what? Because justice is a matter of law and law is a matter of treating people equally. That's really why you have laws. You wouldn't need laws if you treated everybody as an individual case. Well, hey, or a very good driver, so you can go faster. Hey, you're not a very good driver. You got to go a little slower. You don't need a speed limit. So a speed limit is a law, and in order to be meaningful as a law, it has to apply equally to everyone. Now, here is a settlement just announced by the Justice Department, the Biden DoJ. This was a settlement about the public protests by the left. The plaintiffs, by the way, in this case, were Black Lives Matter, a bunch of left wingers who attended these protests, these arose from the June 1 2020 protests in Lafayette square. You might remember those. They were aggressive, they were violent, and there were a lot of arrests made. In the aftermath of those protests. But very light prosecutions hardly any real accountability. And that itself is a stark contrast to January 6th. But now it turns out that the very people who mounted that protest are suing or have sued the government and demanded that there be changes in governmental policy and specifically in police policy. And guess what? The Justice Department has decided to sort of accept responsibility responsibility for what? Well, for ill treating the protesters for being a little too harsh, and so even though these protesters were treated with preposterous leniency, the government is essentially done a mayor culpa and agreed to do a whole bunch of things. Let's look at this. Changes to the agency's policies include quote. More specific requirements for visible identification of officers, officers, can just say, I'm an officer, you need to have visible identification. Number two, limits on the use of non lethal force. And procedures to facilitate safe crowd dispersal. Wow. Again, contrast to January 6th. Do they follow these methods? No, they were blasting all kinds of tear gas and all kinds of shock. Devices into the crowd and they used not only non lethal but lethal force on January 6th
"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"Me call the police And I got him and we got him Correspondent moa langhi We know that there were many online postings that the suspect Frank James had posted in the recent days weeks and months some online rants YouTube videos hours and hours really of content that he had been posting a lot of these disturbing and chilling videos to Michigan where police have now released video of the deadly shooting of Patrick la Jolla during a traffic stop last week He was face down on the ground when he was shot in the head Grand Rapids city manager Mark Washington says he's bracing for shock and anger by the public When I saw the video it was painful to watch and I immediately asked what caused this to happen And what more could have been done to prevent this from occurring Federal health officials have extended the travel mask mandate by about two weeks to May 3rd because of new COVID cases CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg thinks airlines will keep pushing the CDC to end the mandate altogether Already the mask mandate has been dropped by airlines in the United Kingdom And the travel industry is lobbying hard to get it ended in the U.S. asking the CDC to make their decision based on hospitalization numbers instead of case numbers More money and equipment is heading to Ukraine to help in their fight against Russian forces CBS Natalie brand hears from Pentagon spokesman John Kirby President Biden spoke to Ukraine's president volodymyr zelensky as the administration details its latest defense assistance package for the war torn country The U.S. is sending new weapons including artillery and armored personnel carriers ahead of the anticipated Russian offensive on eastern Ukraine We tailored this list specifically to meet the needs that they have asked for with respect to what's going on in eastern Ukraine Nearly two dozen people were injured when tornadoes swept through central Texas as part of a storm system that is expected to spawn more twisters and damaging winds today The Dow today gained 344 the NASDAQ was up two 72 S&P gaining 49 This is CBS News Streamline how you hire with indeed their powerful hiring platform makes it easy to attract interview and higher candidates all in one place visit indeed dot com slash credit It's 5 O three on WTO on this April 13th 2022 Really warm afternoon We're sitting at 86 in D.C. And good afternoon I'm Sean Anderson And I'm Hillary Howard now to our top local story which is new within the last hour Park police and the Secret Service are making changes to the way they respond to protests It's part of a settlement of civil cases stemming from that evening demonstration that was cleared out of D.C.'s Lafayette square nearly two years ago Michelle bash has details Pepper balls and smoke canisters were used to move racial justice protesters out of the square on June 1st 2020 Now four civil cases filed by Black Lives Matter D.C. and others accusing law enforcement of violating demonstrator civil rights that day have been settled Park police is now set limits on the use of non lethal force clarified procedures for safely dispersing crowds and is requiring officers to wear fully visible ID within 30 days the Secret Service will amend its policies to make it clear if some protesters break the law during a demonstration it won't automatically provide officers grounds to do things like use force or clear the crowd Michelle bash WTO news Also developing this afternoon and investigation by Virginia's attorney general and a loudoun county public schools handling of sexual assault cases that happened last year it's now being heard by a special grand jury Mike Morello has that It's unclear what crime is being alleged but usually this kind of jury is convened when a regular grand jury finds probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed The investigation by the Virginia attorney general Jason biari ordered by governor Glenn youngkin stems from how the school system handled two sexual assaults by one student Assaults happening at two different schools and the school system was accused of covering it up by some parents loudoun county public schools says it's aware of the special grand jury and will cooperate with its lawful requests The county sheriff's office says none of its personnel has been subpoenaed by the special grand jury and the Commonwealth's attorney says it wasn't notified that one was convened News No comment right now from the governor or the attorney general's office Even though the governor wants it it's still not clear whether a gas tax holiday will actually happen in Virginia Will virginians catch a break on gas prices We don't know yet Governor Glenn youngkin wants a three month pause on the state's 26 cent per gallon gas tax while Democrats are instead pushing for direct payments to drivers with $50 rebates going to every car owner up to $100 per household Youngkin tells WTO the debate will continue until the General Assembly reaches a final deal on a two year state budget The gas tax suspension which I think is absolutely appropriate is caught up in those discussions Senior leaders from both the House and the Senate they are working and I'm just encouraging them to get done as quickly as they can Nick I Nelly WTO P news Taxi drivers in fairfax county will get some help at the pump They county's board of supervisors has approved a measure to let cabs tack on a $1 fuel surcharge for each trip The measure does not apply to ride.
The News & Why It Matters
"lafayette square" Discussed on The News & Why It Matters
"You're gonna find that in any job anywhere pretty much especially when it has to do with the government the misinformation and how it's being weaponized really does bother the crap out of me for an example of how try to paint right. Wing extremism as more or white supremacists as more dangerous than anything else. So they'll see you in. You'll hear this when people like john lennon on. Cnn like according to this report. They're responsible for for for one like the report. kinda suspiciously starts september twelfth. Two thousand and one and then it goes on they don't it doesn't doesn't mention september eleventh. See that at all so it starts after that um but even still the so all the tax that they say there are involved are Like groups like the aryan brotherhood. Or whatever like that but gang violence in prisons or gang violence when they get out having nothing to do with racism or anything like that but they include all of those statistics and their figures. They don't do that on the on. Any of the others just for those specifically but what does it do in jack up. The you know the The numbers and it gives something for people like cnn to talk about. Well it's also either you have this. You have this headline that at the time they all latched onto right just similarly to the wind. President trump president trump used gas people gas peaceful protesters for a photo op in lafayette square with the bible and they took that right and they took that and they ran with it and then months later you find out that's not true at all and to this day i still have people who come to me and tell me that. And so it's just frustrating when you see oh. The truth starts to trickle out. And it sounds a whole lot less like that first narrative that they were trying to spin except not everyone really gets listens. Gets that information in the administration wants to say it's right wing outlets that are putting out misinformation exactly exact getting the after the last year and a half two years continue to talk about white supremacy in the right wing in this that and the other but for years and this year will be no different. The number one hate crime in this country is always going to be against the jewish community and You and there are some issues against asians this year. But they're not going to promise you it'll be the ju- jewish community again and a lot of it is on their eastern borders where this is happening at so i mean they don't talk about what really is happening. I'm with you the premise thing. I've heard it and heard it. But i haven't found out where they're at while sheriff. We sure hope you get on that line..
WCBM 680 AM
"lafayette square" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Journey his totally just beginning. Former President Trump gave an interview with David Brody of Real America. His voice this week and I thought was very fascinating interview. We're going to be excerpting some of what he had to say all week long here on the show, but this was one of the money quotes one of the most interesting, he said. That he has never admitted defeat in the 2020 presidential race. No, I never admitted defeat. As we have a lot of things happening right now. I think that that was an election. That was I don't think all you have to do is read the newspapers and see what's coming out now. No, I've never the word is concede. I have not conceded he has not conceded he has never admitted defeat. He's predicting more states will follow suit like Arizona looks like As a judge in Georgia right now that has heard the arguments. He's going to take some time to ruminate. I watched that proceeding yesterday before he rules on the Georgia audit. Pennsylvania subpoenas allegedly maybe going out soon. Michigan Now looks like they're moving. In that direction. Perhaps Wisconsin. What happens with all of this? Well again? I mean, you know, the Constitution doesn't allow for a way to over, you know, unseated president other than other than impeachment. And of course, that wouldn't be be a reason for for impeachment of President impeachment. President Biden. Look, we just find I I think what's going to come to light is that you know where there's smoke. There's fire where there are, you know, busloads or trucks, truckloads of ballots showing up in the middle of the night. That there may have been some nonsense going on. And the American people just need that. They need to have an election system. They can trust the all the hysteria about the new voting bills in Texas or Florida, Georgia. I mean, these are ridiculous. You know, these are common sense measures. You actually have always want to clean up the boat. They actually have to prove who you are, You know to vote. I mean that That's a pretty That's pretty simple concept because we know their jurisdictions even in Maryland, where illegal immigrants are allowed to vote because people look the other way. I'm sorry. The right to vote is a you know, assuming that that you have a that you're eligible to vote. The right to vote is important, and we should make sure that everybody who can does and no one who can't does now There's been a lot of discussion about President Trump somehow becoming speaker of the house in 2020. Well, actually, yeah, he addressed that yesterday. Well, I've heard the talk, and it's getting more and more. But it's not something that I would have considered, But it is certainly there's a lot of talk about it. I have a good relationship with Kevin, and hopefully we will do everything traditionally, But the the election was a horrible, horrible thing for our country. The whole world is watching. And it's been horrible. You know, we were always known for free and fair elections. Well, it turns out they weren't free and they weren't fair and the world is watching. So I have seen talk about that. But it's nothing that I've ever considered. Panasonic is to understand being speaker. No. Well, I don't know, because I heard another. I heard another reference he he made to where he was somebody he mentioned that somebody mentioned Well, you could run for a congressional seat in Florida Be speaker and then and then be in charge of impeachment of Joe Biden. That would be a little turnaround. But I would. I would just remind the president that you don't have to be a member of Congress to be speaker. That is. That is true. In fact, maybe we could just make him speaker for a few days to, uh, to oversee the impeached. Just get it going. That's right. He said he was disappointed Injustices Cavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett for voting to uphold Obamacare, He says, I fought very hard for them. And of course, what is it about? Conservative justices that they seem to wonder for a field with the exception of Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia. But we just don't seem to be able to the left always gets the reliable leftist judge. But the conservatives not so much well, so the difference is is that the leftist judges are activists. They actually believe you can go beyond the written letter of the law beyond traditional interpretation. There. Activists and Republicans are not activist. So if you look at the Obamacare Law on the issue of standing, uh you know, they probably states probably didn't have didn't have the standard because we eliminated the mandated, You know? Zero Yeah. Elimination, so therefore there is no harm. So now if we had activist conservative judges, but then again, they wouldn't be conservative judges. They are activists. They would have said, Wow, that doesn't make any difference. We're going to overturn the law anyway, because that's what Democrats do. I look at Justice Thomas on on that ruling, and that's one of the guys. I really respect a lot. So when he said When he voted with the majority that, yeah, you have to like, Look, we need justices who aren't activists. And sometimes that means we can't advance our agenda in the courts where it's inappropriate to advance an agenda. Federal judge has ruled Black Lives matter Cannot sue President Trump over Lafayette Square and a former White House chief of staff. Mark Meadows is Rhonda Sanders will not run. Against Trump in 2024. Oh, he definitely won't..
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Judge Tosses Most Claims Over Clearing Protesters in DC’s Lafayette Square
Mark Levin's First Introduction to Saul D. Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals'
"It was 23. I don't remember. And, uh, Began an agency called the Action Agency, which no longer exists. And it was run by a great Patriot by the name of Tom parking out of Dallas, Texas. Long story short I was his Don't know. Chief of Staff Executive assistant. Whatever you wanna call it. And I was the first one in the building. During the transition. And, ironically enough was a building right off Lafayette Square doesn't exist anymore. They knocked it down and build a new building. Just as well. There are a lot of cockroaches there. In all forms. So I'm going through various data and statistics and looking at computers such as they were back then, but anyway Then I come across these big boxes. I mean, they were big. And they had thousands of copies of this red and white paperback book. Called Rules for radicals. By Saul Alinsky. And I'm relatively intelligent. I'm in there and see what the hell is this? No. Linskey was a Communist. I didn't know much else about him. Excuse me. Community activist out of Chicago. And I found these boxes in the Vista office Volunteers in service to America. Remember that part of the great society? And I said, look more and more into it and spoke to various people. I found out that you the taxpayer, we're paying enormous sums of money. To purchase this paperback book. And circulated in mass. In our inner cities. I said, Well, this sure as hell explains things in Philadelphia, where I Mostly familiar. It was the street brothers that was their name. And very radical. And In some ways, very violent.
"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"Near the White House. Lafayette Square was not influenced by then President Trump's plan to stage of photo opportunity. This is a report from the Interior Department's inspector general. Now. It concludes that protesters were cleared by Park police last June 1st so a contractor could begin installing new fencing. We should tell you that this inspector General report only looked at the situation from the perspective of the park police and didn't ask any other law enforcement agencies involved. Inspector General Markley Greenblatt, A Trump appointee, says in a statement that Park police officials had already planned to clear the area and quote had begun implementing the operational plans Several hours before they knew of a potential presidential visit to the park This afternoon, President Biden kicked off his first foreign trip. By thanking American troops and their families stationed at Royal Air Force Milton Hall in the UK, He said diplomacy is essential and necessary for tackling the world's problems from covid to global warming. The United States is back. And democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future. With his trip, Mr Biden hopes to make clear that US European relations are strong. He'll meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tomorrow and attend this weekend's G seven summit. Then next week's NATO and EU summits as well as a meeting in Geneva with Russian President Vladimir Putin in time. The president will reportedly make a big announcement tomorrow. Ahead of that. G seven summit source tells The Associated Press. The U. S will buy 500 million more doses of fighters covid vaccine and donate them to 92 lower income nations. According to the source. 200 million doses enough to fully protect 100 million people will be shared this year. The rest will be donated in the first half of 2022 during a rally today outside the U. S. Supreme Court, congressional Democrats called on fellow lawmakers to pass sweeping voting rights legislation. W. T. O P's Mitchell Miller is on Capitol Hill. We have yet another bridge to cross in this American democracy. Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock and other Democratic speakers say they need to protect The voting rights of people who have been denied those rights. In the past. We have to make sure that black people can vote that brown people can vote that young people can vote that women can vote. Warnock's victory last year helped Democrats get the 50 votes they need to control the Senate. West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin doesn't support before the People Act and all Senate Republicans firmly oppose what they say is a partisan bill so the legislation currently can't pass. Democratic leaders say they're open to making changes as they try to get mansion support on Capitol Hill. Mitchell Miller w T O P News 34. You got into public service to help.
"lafayette square" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Capital problems are get staff directions. We're going to the Capitol where our problems are. It's that direction. That's the Oh no, it's an insurrection. I'm sorry. Can we cut to you guys burning ST John's church across from the White House and 100 injured police officers there between the Uniformed division of the Secret Service in the U. S. Park. Police more than 100. Police officers injured in Lafayette Park Lafayette Square around the White House while you guys laid siege for three days to the White House, leading to the haven't update on this. The first evacuation of the president, the first family Because of a mob because of my violence outside. I have learned that at least one president W. Bush was evacuated to the bunker because there was a stray airplane in the area that they had lost contact with and lost track of and there was concerned it might be a radical Islamic jihadi hijack job. Targeting the White House. How they did evacuate the president by the first time for a violent mob outside to the bunker. Maybe the war of 18 12. They had to evacuate the present, but that's it. So they made this this film. Somebody in the back of the crowd. Let's go to the capital, where our problems are. What's most of America feels just by the way Congress that you know they had their filmmakers. They're Leni Riefenstahl's Make This. That was, of course, that Adolf Hitler's official propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, is honey. Six year old child can tell you And somebody yelled, They're gonna look good capital where our problem is. Well, let's go to the video of you guys laying siege to the capital for three days to the White House rather for three days. But maybe we'll get to that later. Also from the motion picture yesterday, they cut to Trump supporters allegedly clashing with the police outside the capital. Trump going to try and give them the kind.
"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"C at 4 11. Man from Texas is among the latest people to be charges storming the U. S. Capitol. Federal prosecutors say 34 year old Garrett Miller is not only accused of breaking into the building but also for making threats on social media to harm The U. S. Capitol police officer and death threats against Alexandria, a Casio Cortez, a Democratic representative from New York. Investigators also saying social media posts he took credit for storming the Capitol and one post said quote. Next time we bring the guns. His attorney tells the Dallas Morning News that Miller takes responsibility for his actions and that his comments reflect misguided political hyperbole that will not be repeated. More fall out from the incident, where hundreds of National Guardsmen were relocated to parking garages after Inauguration Day guard blames the Capitol police for the garage nephew. The police denied the accusation. President Biden reportedly called the National Guard chief to apologize over the incident. That's Fox is Lucas Tomlinson, who also says many guard members are leaving the D C area, but many will also remain. National Guard says It's cutting its forces from 26,000 down to 7000 by the end of the month that as many as 5000 whole brigade stay through minute March out of concerns. Some protesters might return that historic inauguration date of March forth before 1937 all presidents took office in March over 100 National Guardsmen deployed the Washington tested positive for the coronavirus. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, blasting the incident that happened in the parking garage and how guardsmen were relocated. Virginia State senator has publicly apologized, but she's still facing censure for things, she said and wrote before and after the capital. Right. Republican Senator Amanda Chase has spread unfounded claims that the presidential election was stolen and that members of Antifa stormed the capital. She also wrote on Facebook that Ashley Babbitt, the woman shot and killed by Capitol police was quote brutally murdered. Democrat, Senator John Bell sponsored a resolution to censure Chase but agreed to drop it if she would apologize and condemn the riot. In a floor speech yesterday, Chase said she had condemned the attack before and I will say it again. Today that I condemn violence that occurred at the Capitol. She also apologized to her colleagues. But Bell says Chase did not live up to their agreement. So the move to censure her will go forward on Twitter, Chase wrote. If she is censured, she will wear it like a badge of honor and use it to raise money for her campaign for governor. Michelle Bash. W T O P. NEWS You heard a lot of talk about how different the police respond to us to the January 6 right at the Capitol in comparison to Black lives matter. Protests last year Lafayette Square on this week's episode of W. T O P s podcast colors, a dialogue on race in America. With Chris Corange. AJ Green Rachel, chasing of The Washington Post two covered both events. Says what she saw when she arrived in the capital, told the story immediately think that just struck us again and again. It was just how incredibly different they were. And it sounds simple to say that it feels impossible to sort of overstate what they were wearing. Two was different. They weren't in riot gear it first They were just in their regular uniforms. And that's compared to Lafayette Square. You had police officers and law enforcement officials and riot gear. You had shields you have Fencing is just still vastly different. How? How prepared the two groups were for the two days? Hear.
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"$59 precision furnace tuna by calling 809 48 Mike traffic and weather on the eights, The Jack Taylor in the traffic center. That is some super slow traffic late getting out of Manassas running 66 going eastbound trying to get into and through Centerville with crash clean up before the Fairfax County Parkway along the right side, staying left to get by the only delay right now. Between Gainesville in Rosslyn, East or west bound. We're still nice and quiet on the greenway in the Dulles Toll road headed east toward 4. 95 Beltway looks good between Alexandria and MacLean. You're traveling Zehr open No worries to speak of right now between Springfield and found with on 95 north or south bound on 3 95. You're a little bit heavy. Is your own north bound up through landmark? Nothing to report. Watch out. If there's anybody doing some streets, we've been coming south as well. Seminary Road eastbound before Fillmore Avenue follow police direction around a crash vehicle went into a utility pole, but it caused the lights too. Go dark at seminarian, Beauregard. Police are actually directing there as well. Now you're in good shape is you make the trip downtown. No worries right now. On the freeway, Third Street Tunnel, New York Avenue D. C to 95 I to 95 Don't forget Constitution and Independence Avenue is both closed out near the capital. But Constitution reopened basically between the Roosevelt Bridge in Pennsylvania Avenue still have some closures around the inauguration, especially around K Street between 17th and 19th. Black lives matter. Plaza still closed between K Street and Lafayette Square couple work zones in place in Maryland, running to 70 coming South bound first. The work near 109 has just right lane getting by cruiser, also setting up after Shady Grove Road in the main line down toward 28 blocking the right lane. As of yet, Barrels. They're still pressed against the jersey walls in the local lanes every once in a while, the crews will work in the main line, blocking the right lane and then blocked the left lane in the locals, But for now, local lanes remain open. Jack Taylor w T o p. Traffic Sunny Friday morning and let's check on our forecast here with Mike's Jennifer Good deal of Sunshine today breezy little cooler, but still above average highs mid to upper forties. Clear. Colder overnight down those upper teens to mid twenties, Lots of sunshine, windy and much colder on Saturday highs only the low to mid thirties windshields will be in the single digits and teens from most other.
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"A block or two rerouted as you approached the intersection itself. The investigation is ongoing. Otherwise downtown so far off to a pretty decent start freeways good. Between the 14th and the 11th. No worries. D C to 95 or I to 95. Don't forget from North bound 3 95. You cannot exit on the lower 14th. The Potomac Park exit exit, too, and the 12th Street Expressway remain closed. Westbound ramps to Main Avenue and 12 Street are also blocked The Constitution Avenue little bit of a slow down around Third Street Northwest. It's closed over to second Street, North east but open Between Pennsylvania Avenue in the Roosevelt Bridge. Independence Avenue remains blocked between 23rd Southwest and Second South East, 16th Street, Northwest or Black Lives Matter. Plaza closed between K Street in Lafayette Square. Also K Street, blocked between 17th and 19th. Northwest to trouble spots in Maryland. I 95 North bound in Laurel up near the I. C. C. A reported crash. 97 South bound. You're the farm Road overpass. You've got a reported accident there as well. Now we're quiet on the Beltway through Maryland or Virginia 95 3 95 66 all off to good starts. There was an early morning crash reported Long Henderson Road near Manor, House Drive and Fairfax Station. Authorities should be on scene Watch for their direction. Start the new year where your community grows stronger, joined the Y M C. A today with $0 enrollment fee to learn more about this offer and the wise safety measures. Is it? Why M c a. D c dot or g'kar? Jack Taylor w T o p. Traffic's check here with Mike Stanford and get our forecast Cold front now moving across the region a good deal of sunshine today but a gusty wind it ties with that front temperature is a little cooler today highs in the mid to upper forties. It'll be clear and.
"lafayette square" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"The inauguration. We were hoping to see something when he came up. But it looks like everything is shut down, and we don't have much that we can do, but we're gonna try to make the best of it. Yeah, he says they heard the warnings of do not come here that there won't be anything open. He said They were hoping the National mall But now on the national mall is closed. They were hoping for some gathering point. Now there is no gathering point because of security and because of Cove, it So he says, Look, we're just gonna have fun. They're They're taking pictures in the open streets, doing what they can, but they came all the way from Miami, and then they won't be able to see anything. You know, it's It's very interesting because Alex, we heard a report about yesterday was supposed to have the rehearsal and that gets canceled because they see smoke plume of smoke, and it turns out it was just a fire from a homeless camp. I mean, that shows you how on edge they are there, right? Well, absolutely anxiety here is very high right now. They ended up having to pause. And then they got back to that rehearsal. The previous story you were talking about, While they say that they have no information of an insider threat. They are doing background checks on all members of the National Guard because of the what if that we know there were members of the military and law enforcement in the crowd two weeks ago during the protests that led to the riot on the capital and So that the military is saying that those 25,000 National Guard members, they are checking them right now. They don't have any information of an insider attack that that's being planned, but they need to make sure and that's why they're doing it right now. So Alex wouldn't one more thing quickly. How are they going to keep this and this and be broadcast around the world? How are they going to keep it from looking like he's inside a prison being sworn in? A lot of it. You won't see a lot of the security aspects of this are pretty far out. There will be a crowd at the capital, a small crowd, mainly family, friends, ex presidents, media leaders in Congress and so you will see people there he will be on the front steps. The parade will be mostly virtual, but you will see him. You know, one block area outside of Lafayette Square, getting out and walking into the White House. So a twist on the camera. It will look like on TV that there's a lot going on and there is a lot going on. But things like the full parade and The traditional lunch that is normally had all of those are now not happening. Okay? Alex Stone. Thank you so much from Washington, D c. We look forward to a hearing more of your coverage later this week. Let's get after the roads right now. And check on traffic.
"lafayette square" Discussed on WTOP
"To day. Remember that's cars with a cave. It's 5 38 traffic and weather on the AIDS. Now let's check it out here with Jack Taylor in the traffic Center. Hey, John, we had an early crashed this morning in Lorton. Mainline 95 North found after X 1 63. If anything was left, it was over on the shoulder and the delay starting to ease. It was pretty much delay free. Between Fredericksburg in the 14th Street Bridge. 66 looking just He's good at the Gainesville East, riding all the way into Rosslyn Ashburn Farm Parkway eastbound before Ashbourne Road that accident activity now cleared. Still have our closure. And Leesburg. It's the scheduled utility work overnight West Market Street block between Loudon and King streets. They'll be out there till about seven this morning. Nice quiet ride early in Maryland to 70 95. B W Parkway fifties, even looking good that way's fine Friday pace between Bethesda and Oxen Hill should find all your travel lanes open. Again. The reminder 11 metro stations closed within the security perimeter Fair Get North Judiciary Square Union Station Archives, Arlington Cemetery Fair Get West McPherson Square, Federal Center, Southwest Capital, South Smithsonian and Federal Triangle. The reminder Metro Center and Gallery Place will also close on Saturday. All the closures will run through Thursday night. Trains will just continue through the station in the security perimeter. Now we've got multiple closures downtown. Some of the parameters expanding Constitution Avenue block between 2013 12 Northwest, then between first Street, Northwest and Second Street, North East Independence Avenue, closed between third Street Southwest and second Southeast, The 12th Street Tunnel North bound Your closed from the freeway up to Constitution Abdu North bound Third Street Tunnel that ramp to the U. S. Capitol. Exit nine. That off ramps closed. Lower 14th closed between the freeway and L Street Northwest H Street is closed between North Captain Third Street Northeast and Don't forget Black Lives Matter Plaza both ways between K Street in Lafayette Square. All these inauguration day closures and parking restrictions remain around the White House, the National.
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Protesters raise money to protect artwork and messages attached to Washington, DC's Lafayette Square fence
"There have been tensions between demonstrators and backers of the president at the fence put up along Lafayette Square near the White House. Now there's a new effort to raise money to protect a growing memorial at the site from being destroyed as many work to preserve the black lives matter. Messages along the wall near the White House. Karen says she's been working with mating Siler to keep that momentum going. She's been there. You know, since the fence went up, fixing things that fall off due to either trump supporters or the weather Now the focus has turned to a go fund me account to raise $10,000 for things like generators, art supplies and money to pay volunteers. So far, they've raised almost 3000. It would be great if we could actually Make this something that was a grand collective urine says Their goal is to protect the wall until inauguration Day. D. C is exhausted and it's time for the rest of the country
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Federal officials stockpiled munitions, sought ‘heat ray’ device before clearing Lafayette Square, whistleblower says
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Report: Feds considered using ‘heat ray’ on Washington DC protesters
"To Congress reveals federal officers as the National Guard earlier this year if they had a heat ray they could use against protesters. The request came on June 1st the day protesters were forcibly removed from Lafayette Square near the White House. That was when President Trump walked to an historic church to pose for a picture with the Bible. The heat ray in question is a military weapon. It uses high powered radio waves to create a burning sensation on the skin
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National Guard major: Military police asked about using 'heat ray' against DC protesters
"Military whistleblowers Hiss federal officials considered using a heat ray in June to respond to protesters in Lafayette Square across from the White House, National Guard Major Adam DeMarco told the House committee. The guard did not have the device, he says a lead military police officer for the National Capital Region asked if there was one,
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Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Criticized After DNC Speech At Black Lives Matter Plaza
"Facing criticism today for comments she made at the Democratic National Convention. She blasted the president and federal law enforcement for action taken against protesters near Lafayette Square and Black Lives Matter, D C Well, it says City police air no better. If black lives matter, they wouldn't keep funding the agency and the practices that actively harm black people. April Guardians is an organizer with black lives matter, DC During this all of these protest Mayor Bowser with gutting the budget of violence, Interruption of violence prevention. In adding money to the police budget. That's one reason Goblin says her organization has no interest in sitting down with city officials to discuss grievances. Also, she says, she doesn't think they'd listen. Christy King w T o
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Obama urges Americans to honor John Lewis' legacy by voting
"For the funeral of Congressman John Lewis rose to its feet with an up roar of applause during a eulogy from former President Barack Obama. Mr Obama talked about the selfless sacrifice of the civil rights leader and that the voting rights he fought for our under siege by President Trump, who's floating the idea of delaying the election. Joining us live to talk about CBS analyst Leonard Steinhorn. Great to have you, Leonard? Happy to be here so to other presidents were on hand. But it was poor former President Obama, who offered this impassioned defense of democratic ideals that he says are being threatened. He's been more outspoken, but not like this. Can you talk about it? Look essentially what President Obama was saying is, if we wanna honor John Lewis's legacy, truly honor it. We need to finish the work of John Lewis's lifetime. Which is to ensure voting rights, for all with no obstacles in anyone's way and in effect. What he did with his rhetoric is he entered the political fray not directly not through partisan attacks, but with clear and pointed assaults on those Particularly Republicans, who were doing exactly what John Lewis fought against all of his life, which is to undermine the voting rights of the American people, So he did it through lofty and impassioned rhetoric. But his message was clear. He was definitely part former president and part preacher today, talking about the protests as well, something that Louis energized in his day is a civil rights leader, nearly losing his life in the fight. Can you characterize what Mr Obama said, and its relevance at this moment in history? So, in essence, what President Obama did was draw a straight line from Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Bull Connor in Birmingham. ER, George Wallace. The black lives matter. And the civil rights struggles of today are voting rights struggles of today. So you know, he basically said Bull Connor may be gone, But today we witness with our own eyes, police officers. Kneeling on the next of black Americans. George Wallace may be gone. But then, he said he worries about the federal government's sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators. Clearly referencing what happened in Lafayette Square when President Trump wanted to go to the church and hold up his Bible. So he drew a straight line from John Lewis in the 19 sixties tow what's happening today, and clearly, that was a strong message that this next generation now has to take the torch. And continue on with the fight that John Lewis began when he was just Ah, young, a young man in 1960 CBS News political analyst Leonard Steinhorn Thanks so much for being here. Thanks Always. By the
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National Guard major tells lawmakers he saw 'excessive' force used on protesters near the White House
"Correlation between our operation and the president's visit to the church. Appearing at the same hearing, Major Adam DeMarco of the Army National Guard told lawmakers he was surprised when Park police officers suddenly mobilized to drive hundreds of protesters from the square. The use of force against demonstrators in the clearing operation was an unnecessary escalation. Attorney General Liam Bar testifying at a different House hearing, says the decision to clear protesters was independent of Trump's photo on that had nothing to do with that. Bar said the plan to move Sisters from Lafayette Square was solidified during an afternoon meeting with multiple
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Contentious 5-hour House hearing with AG William Barr concludes
"Attorney General William Bar, spending several hours on the hot seat in front of the House Judiciary Committee. One of the top issues was the Trump Administration's handling of the protesting in Portland and other major cities where they sent federal officers to contain any violence. CBS News correspondent Skylar Henry's on Capitol Hill Attorney General William Barr delivered a full throated defense of federal officers response to protesters in Portland. Since when is it okay to tryto burned down a federal court? Is that okay? Hey, Democrats accused bar of using federal officers to help the president look tough on crime. President wants footage for his campaign ads and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered. In most of these cities, the protests had begun to wind down before you marched in and confront the protesters. George Lord's death under the knee of a police officer sparked the protests. But the nation's top law enforcement officer His police are not the problem. This is Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill, A DC National Guard officer Adam DeMarco was in Lafayette Square the evening of June 1st and says a park police warning did go out to protesters. But the announcements were barely audible, and I saw no indication that the demonstrators were cognizant of the warnings to disperse. He also tells a house panel he was deeply disturbed by the rapid sweep of the area that included pepper spray and some officers using their shields on a crowd that he viewed as peaceful. But acting Park police chief Gregory Monahan's As protesters had been violent that day and defends the quick action so offense could be put up. In the hours after President Trump walked across the park and held up a Bible outside of ST John's Church, there is 100% 0 correlation between our operation and the president's visit to the
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Barr, Park Police distance Trump from clearing of protesters
"The head of the U. S. park police and the U. S. Attorney General are denying allegations by house Democrats that the action at Lafayette square on June first was a test run for the deployment of federal agency forces against protesters nationally the head of the U. S. park police Gregory Monahan is denying that his officers turned on protesters near the White House to clear the area for a photo event by president trump there is one hundred percent zero okay relation between our operation and the president's visit to the church appearing at the same hearing major item to mark all of the Army National Guard told lawmakers he was surprised when park police officers certainly mobilized to drive hundreds of protesters from the square use of force against demonstrators the clearing operation was an unnecessary escalation Attorney General William Barr testifying in a different house hearing says the decision to clear protesters was independent of trump's photo op that's that had nothing to do with that Barr said the plan to move protesters from Lafayette square was solidified during an afternoon meeting with multiple agencies Jennifer king Washington
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AG William Barr spars with House Democrats over federal agents in Portland
"Attorney General William Barr delivered a full throated defense of federal officers response to protesters in Portland. Since when is it okay to try to burn down a federal court? Is that okay? Democrats accused bar of using federal officers to help the president look tough on crime President wants footage for his campaign is and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered. In most of these cities, the protests had begun to wind down before you marched in and confront the protesters. George Boyd's death under the knee of a police officer sparked the protests. But the nation's top law enforcement officer These police are not the problem Bar also defending the decision to clear Lafayette Square of protesters on June 1st Lafayette Square, of course, right in front of the White House. It is a fact that the park police reported and I saw myself projectiles being thrown. From that crowd, so I did not consider them peace away. And in a different hearing today, the acting chief of the U. S. Park police, Gregory Monahan, told a different house panel. His out. Officers acted with what he calls tremendous restraint moving those journalists and those
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Barr testifies before House Judiciary Committee
"This morning, Attorney General William Barr testifies and takes questions from members of the House Judiciary Committee Bar is expected to be asked about the prosecution of Michael Flynn. The pardon for Roger Stone. How the Bureau of Prisons has handled the pandemic for prisoners, the use of federal forces in US cities and who made the call to clear Lafayette Square prior to the president's photo op in front of ST John's Episcopal Church
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National Guardsman To Testify On Use Of Force During Washington DC Protests
"Meanwhile, a national senior Guard officer in prepared testimony says the U. S. Park police began the violent clearing of protestors from Lafayette Square last month without provocation or adequate warning. Army National Guard commander Adam De Marco's account challenging the trump narrative that attacks by protesters warranted dead. The use of force The UH National Guard commander Adam DeMarco, making those comments in prepared testimony.
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DOJ Inspector General Investigating Federal Agents' Actions In Portland And Washington, D.C.
"Department's inspector general says he's opening a review of the federal law enforcement response to protest in Portland and earlier here in Washington in early June in Lafayette Square, the inspector general says he's responding to complaints from the public requests from Congress and a referral from Oregon's top federal prosecutor. Camouflaged federal agents have been spotted whisking protesters away advance. But acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf insists the actions have been lawful and necessary to protect federal property. That's a federal courthouse that's being burned every single night. Michael Horowitz says. He'll also look at the aggressive federal response to protests in Lafayette Park here in D. C last month.