But the Trump administration and U.S. Park Police (an agency with a loooong history of being the bad guys when it comes to protest) keep making those false claims. So The Washington Post went to other officials who were in on the planning, and found that, yup, the Trump administration and Park Police are lying, specifically and in particular about the claim that there was a plan in place to expand the security perimeter before Trump’s decision to do a photo op outside St. John’s Church.
Source: Officials blow big holes in Trump administration story about violent clearing of Lafayette Square : Daily Kos
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley said he regretted his participation in President Trump’s photo opportunity outside St. John’s Church last week.
Source: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | TheHill
President Trump plans to withdraw from another major arms control agreement, the Open Skies treaty, multiple sources confirmed to The Hill on Thursday.
Source: Trump to withdraw from Open Skies treaty | TheHill
President Trump on Wednesday said Iran “appears to be standing down” in an address to the nation following missile attacks on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. military personnel.
Source: Trump says Iran ‘appears to be standing down’ in address to nation | TheHill
The U.S. mission in Iraq ended the year on a violent note Tuesday as supporters of an Iran-backed militia breached the gates of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, vandalizing the property and causing U.S.
Source: US faces new crisis in Iraq | TheHill