We are about to find out how Democrats and the media react when an Inspector General in the Biden administration makes them all look like idiots.
Interior Department Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt has just issued a report that Lafayette Park was NOT cleared for Trump to have a photo op during the George Floyd riots.
This puts egg on the face of House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA), dozens of other high-profile Democrats, and just about every major media outlet in existence.
Everyone Got It Wrong
According to the report, a decision was made on June 1 to remove protesters from the park to install anti-scale fencing.
This decision was reached after dozens of U.S. Park Police were injured during protests on May 30 and May 31.
Trump’s walk was not scheduled until hours after the decision to clear the park had been made.
The report stated, “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.”
Additionally, the police were not used like “stormtroopers,” as some Democrats stated at the time, because a USPP commander was on the ground and only realized Barr was headed his way when the crowd started to taunt Barr.
The report stated, “Protesters in the crowd recognized the Attorney General and began shouting at him.
“The USPP operations commander heard the change in the crowd, saw the Attorney General, and walked over to him.”
When Barr asked the officer if the crowd would be cleared when Trump arrived, the officer clearly had no idea.
The report continued, “He replied to the Attorney General, ‘Are you freaking kidding me?’ and then hung his head and walked away.”
At the Time…
Now, when this incident happened, both Trump and Barr were raked over the coals, not to mention an apology that was issued by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Speaker Pelosi called the use of the police at the time something akin to “stormtroopers.”
She also ripped Barr for giving the command to have the park cleared, something he did not do.
At the time, Pelosi stated, “Peaceful protest is who we are and what we do. And do some other people come along and try to disrupt? Yes. But you don’t send in people acting like stormtroopers into the scene and evoking even more unease and unrest.
“He should be answering for what he did at Lafayette Square, a disgrace. So this—it’s really — he was like a blob.
“He was like just a henchman for the president of the United States instead of the attorney general of the United States of America.”
Here is a video of her comments at the time…
Additionally, outlets like CNN were blasting the entire administration without a single one of them actually vetting the story to find out what happened.
After the report was issued, Trump stated, “Thank you to the Department of the Interior Inspector General for completely and totally exonerating me in the clearing of Lafayette Park.”
I have lost count of how many narratives that were being promoted when Trump was in office that have been disproven since he left office.
Wake up, America… You were lied to for four straight years!