The Biden IG revealed earlier in the week that the media and their alleged fact checkers lied last year when they claimed Lafayette Square was cleared for a photo opportunity for former president Trump in May of 2020.
FNC: “An Inspector General’s report released Wednesday found that when law enforcement cleared Lafayette Park in front of the White House last June, security was the top priority – not a photo opportunity for Donald Trump. One week after the death of George Floyd and following days of unrest between Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters and law enforcement, Trump made headlines for walking through a recently cleared area in front of the White House to pose for a picture in front of St. John’s Church while holding a Bible. Groups like BLM and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) later sued Trump and his Attorney General Bill Barr for forcefully removing protestors from the square. But the investigation released by Interior Department Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt, says U.S. Park Police and the U.S. Secret Service concluded it was necessary to remove protestors from the park on June 1 in order to install anti-scale fencing. The decision was reached after at least 49 U.S. Park Police (USPP) were injured while policing the protests that took place from May 30 – 31. Federal police officials did not learn of the president’s ‘potential’ plan to walk through the park until hours after the operational strategy to erect the fence had been laid out. The report further revealed that the unnamed Park Police operations commander on the scene was unaware of the president’s planned visit until Barr turned up at the park shortly after 6:00 pm.”
“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,” the report said.
“Thank you to the Department of the Interior Inspector General for completely and totally exonerating me in the clearing of Lafayette Park,” Trump said. Here is what the fact checkers said then. The IG report calls them liars.
A few of CNN’s key voices chimed in along similar lines. Here’s @Acosta, running with the same point about causality that the IG report dashes.
“Just an unbelievable use of military and police force to clear out Lafayette Park protestors for a photo op”
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) June 10, 2021
“I have been through a lot of fact checks, and I cannot recall a check favoring the right half of politics that’s been reversed,” the conservative Media Research Center’s Tim Graham told press. “This pattern of fact checkers having to walk back their supposedly all-knowing rulings underlines how eager they are to solidify Democrat narratives and undermine conservative journalism.” Exactly. Remember this when hearing fact checkers in the future. It is merely leftist spin.