The media went crazy last Monday when federal law enforcement cleared protesters out of Lafayette Square across from the White House ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump to a historic church in that park that had been burned by rioters the night before.
Critics insisted the police had used excessive and unnecessary force — including tear gas — on entirely peaceful protesters, all because the president wanted a “photo-op” in front of the church.
But Attorney General Bill Barr, in a Sunday interview on ABC, knocked down all of the various media narratives one by one as being false — and he took a few shots at the media for blatantly perpetuating lies as well.
“They were not peaceful protesters. And that’s one of the big lies that the — the media is — seems to be perpetuating at this point,” Barr told host Margaret Brennan, according to Breitbart.
He further explained that tear gas hadn’t been used, that the “protesters” in the park that day had been attacking the police, and that the decision to clear the park and extend the security perimeter had nothing to do with Trump’s visit to the church, which he didn’t even know about until it occurred.
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