A Wednesday report from Interior Department inspector general Mark Greenblatt cleared then-President Donald Trump from allegations that he had police clear demonstrators in order to hold a photo op outside a Washington, D.C. church.
“Police had planned to clear the area in advance in order to install extra fencing after the riots that took place May 30 and 31, according to the report. Tear gas was used by Washington, D.C., police, but reportedly not by Park Police,” according to the Daily Caller.
The official release following the report noted, “Over the course of this review, our career investigative staff conducted extensive witness interviews, reviewed video footage from numerous vantage points, listened to radio transmissions from multiple law enforcement entities, and examined evidence including emails, text messages, telephone records, procurement documents, and other related materials.”
The report concluded, “As such, we determined that the evidence did not support a finding that the USPP cleared the park on June 1, 2020, so that then President Trump could enter the park.”
In contrast, CNN reported last week that peaceful protestors were gassed so Trump could hold a photo op.
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— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 9, 2021
Despite the new report by Greeenblatt, mainstream media has continued to push the anti-Trump narrative.
The case appears to be an example of leftist media pushing a narrative they prefer, rather than information based on the facts. Unfortunately, many Americans continue to base their decisions based on these reports, whether they are accurate or not.