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June 10, 2020

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Video without the paywall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxYmILDya0A

Really glad this is also available on youtube. That WaPo paywall can be circumvented (just clear cookies), but it's neyond most users technical abilities.

In addition to all the other bad stuff, like the whole thing being unjustified, way too many police without identification. And way too many (which is actually any) military police involved -- if you need Congressional authorization to used the military against civilians, how are MPs exempt?

how are MPs exempt?

the GOP told us in January that Trump is beyond the law. that's how.

Hence my phrasing, "if you need Congressional authorization to used the military against civilians" [emphasis added]

More reporting on the events and timeline for Lafayette Square
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/officials-challenge-trump-administration-claim-of-what-drove-aggressive-expulsion-of-lafayette-square-protesters/2020/06/14/f2177e1e-acd4-11ea-a9d9-a81c1a491c52_story.html

It appears (what a shock) that the administration's account were somewhat lacking in veracity.

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