Esper, Milley, and Barr arrive at the White House

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

10 August 2020
Protesters still gathering at 16th and I Streets near Lafayette Square. It is one hour past the citywide curfew. Everything is currently peaceful @wusa9
2 month ago
[email protected]: FBI & DOJ had NO EVIDENCE to start an investigation against President Trump. @FoxNews "These are people with subversive actions and outright lies. They doctored documents." @jasoninthehouse proven conclusively that this was the political crime of the century
11:45 pm: here's the set up behind that light projection. Right now it says "indict the system"
2 month ago
[email protected]: I feel more and more confident that our economy is in the early stages of coming back very strong. Not everyone agrees with me, but I have little doubt. for September, October, November. Next year will be one of the best ever, and look at the Stock Market NOW
2 month ago
[email protected]: .His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom "brought home the bacon". I didn't like his "leadership" style or much else about him, and many others agree. Glad he is gone
2 month ago
[email protected]: Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world's most overrated General. I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was "Chaos", which I didn't like, & changed to "Mad Dog"
2 month ago
[email protected]: ..His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom "brought home the bacon". I didn't like his "leadership" style or much else about him, and many others agree. Glad he is gone
2 month ago
[email protected]: Probably the only thing Barack Obama and I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world's most overrated General. I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about. His nickname was "Chaos", which I didn't like, & changed it to "Mad Dog"
After an hour here, the group outside Trump Hotel rose en masse and headed toward the Lincoln Memorial, following the directions of a man with a megaphone. Then a front runner realized that was blocked off, just like the White House. They're walking to the Capitol now
US Military Official: The Secretary of Defense is backing down from the decision to return Army soldiers in Washington, D.C., to their units after being called up against the background of the protests
+1,000 Protesters LEAVE White House perimeter to merge with other demonstrators. • They're headed NORTH on 15th Street — Passing boarded stores and charred restaurant patios chanting
DC @MayorBowser has arrived at the GeorgeFloyd protest location on I St. near the White House for a prayer vigil with the St. John's Church clergy other DC faith leaders. @Fox5DC
Happening at Lafayette Park. protests2020
Barred from getting anywhere near the White House, hundreds have gathered outside Trump Hotel instead. Adding up those here & the 100s gathered as close as they can get to WH, it doesn't seem the extreme heat and humidity has lessened turnout much, if at all
McEnany says Pres Trump is the "sole authority to invoke the Insurrection Act" for the use of military in response to violence. But doesn't believe situation yet warrants, and is still urging Governors to use National Guard to respond to violent disturbances, as needed
Speaker Pelosi is at the protests
"The appropriate action was taken" because demonstrators were unruly, throwing bricks and water bottles at officers, according to @PressSec
Law enforcement at today's GeorgeFloyd protests are refusing to identify who they're with, @GarrettHaake reports. federal forces that have been marshaled for Trump's "show of force" at @Politicsinsider
3 more policemen to be charged in George Floyd death, other officer's murder charge upgraded, Sen. Klobuchar says
2 month ago
[email protected]: "There has never been a president in the White House who has been more supportive of HBCUs and their mission than President Trump"
2 month ago
"He does have the ability to federalize the National Guard," says @PressSec of @POTUS
2 month ago
"It was extremely important" for @POTUS to walk to the church to "send a very powerful message we will not be overcome by looting," says @PressSec
Back outside the White House. Today the perimeter has been pushed back another half block. Federal law enforcement of some kind, but they won't identify themselves, and all insignias and name plates have been removed
2 month ago
"The attorney general decided that morning to expand that perimeter," confirms @PressSec
2 month ago
Actions were taken "to ensure St. John's Church wouldn't burn a second night in a row," says @PressSec
2 month ago
"It is definitely a tool within his power," says @PressSec of the Insurrection Act. "If needed he will use it."
2 month ago
"No tear gas was used. No rubber bullets were used," says @PressSec of the Monday night violent clearing of demonstrators on H St. NW ahead of the walk by @POTUS to St. John's church
2 month ago
"We must unify. We must have law and order," says @PressSec
2 month ago
At the start, @PressSec says @POTUS completed his physical, which will be released today and he remains healthy
2 month ago
"The First Amendment doesn't give anyone the right to riot," says @PressSec
Snapchat stops boosting Trump posts, says president incites "racial violence"
Officials at @DeptofDefense tell @AP that active-duty troops brought to the DC area in response to protests are returning to their home bases
DC curfew pushed back to 11pm tonight
Esper, Milley, and Barr arrive at the White House
Policies of @realDonaldTrump have been vicious to New York and he's "failed to do anything positive" for the state, says @NYGovCuomo
Defense Secretary cuts press briefing short because he says he has to go to the White House, no questions from Fox News or CNN
Robbery in the 300 block of Hawaii Avenue, NE. Lookout for a B/M, 6'1, 185 lbs., tattoos on the right side of the neck and forearm, wearing a white shirt, black or blue pants, and black and white sneakers.
Trump tells Fox News radio he didn't retreat into WH bunker for protection from potential intruders, but instead to examine the place. "it was much more for the inspection," Trump said
From the Marriott Marquis. shot from the hotel yesterday:
Vermont Ave is even weirder; there is literally nobody protesting here. No crowd to control. But these guys all have guns to shoot whatever it is that we're not supposed to call tear gas
US to bar passenger planes of China from flying here, effective June 16th, reports @Reuters
For some reason a squad of heavily armed federal prison riot control specialists is facing down a group of a dozen civilians who aren't doing anything one block from the park that's across the street from the White House
[email protected]: "I've always believed and continue to believe that the National Guard is best suited for performing domestic support to civil authorities in these situations in support of local law enforcement."
Trump on Fox News: If New York City officials do not act, I will intervene myself to solve the problem
[email protected]: "I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act"
String of cop cars heading down K St NW, turned south down 13th St NW @PoPville
Members of the Utah National Guard, who were activated to Washington D.C. to augment civil authorities, woke up early today to help clean the nation's capital after a night of protests, June 3, 2020.
2 month ago
[email protected]: ..the possible exception of another Republican President, the late, great, Abraham Lincoln.and it's not even close. The Democrats know this, and so does the Fake News, but they refuse to write or say it because they are inherently corrupt. See "pinned" above
2 month ago
[email protected]: In 3 1/2 years, I've done much more for our Black population than Joe Biden has done in 43 years. Actually, he set them back big time with his Crime Bill, which he doesn't even remember. I've done more for Black Americans, in fact, than any President in U.S. history, with
2 month ago
[email protected]: If you Fake News @CNN or MSDNC, you would think that the killers, militants, arsonists, anarchists, thugs, hoodlums, looters, ANTIFA & others, would be the nicest, kindest most wonderful people in the Whole Wide World. No, they are what they are - very bad for our Country
2 month ago
[email protected]: Really sick to the Fake and totally Slanted News() coming out of MSDNC and CNN. It bears NO relationship to the Truth or Facts. They are merely offshoots of the DNC, much like the @nytimes and the Amazon @washingtonpost. Just like 2016, but worse. Sad, but we will win big
2 month ago
[email protected]: Congratulations to Randy Feenstra on your big win in the Iowa Republican Primary. You will be a great Congressman
2 month ago
[email protected]: Undercover Huber is a great spoof, funny, but at the same time sad, because the real @JohnWHuber did absolutely NOTHING. He was a garbage disposal unit for important documents & then, tap, tap, tap, just drag it along & run out of time. A.G. Jeff Sessions was played like a drum
At Lafayette Square this morning, a line of law enforcement is blocking off the area around 16th & H Sts. NW where, behind the officers, crews appear cleaning up after Tuesday's protests
There are NO protestors in DC this morning. These heavily armed "federal forces" assembled in formation between 515-530am when there also were no prostestors in DC. They are currently "protecting" empty streets
No protesters here yet but Special Operations Response Team ask the media to move back to 16th and I Street, one block north of the White House. GeorgeFloyd
Large groups of heavily armed "federal forces" beginning to assemble in formation across DC this morning - of note, there are no protesters, just security forces from "various agencies"
Here's a look at drive through Georgetown this morning. Many of the stores and restaurants have been boarded up.
The moment after a small group of protesters broke down a portion of the fence in front of Lafayette Square. then law enforcement approach the crowd.
Part of the fence in front of Lafayette Park, near the White House, is broken. Several protesters tells it happened around 1 AM.
2 month ago
[email protected]: So pathetic to the Fake News Lamestream Media playing down the gravity and depravity of the Radical Left, looters and thugs, ripping up our Liberal Democrat run (only) cities. It is almost like they are all working together
2 month ago
[email protected]: Burgess Owens, Utah. "We weren't to sure in 2016, but we voted for the right person to take us through this process." @IngrahamAngle @FoxNews Thank you Burgess. Working hard
2 month ago
[email protected]: New York's Finest are not being allowed to perform their MAGIC but regardless, and with the momentum that the Radical Left and others have been allowed to build, they will need additional help. NYC is totally out of control. @NYCMayor & @NYGovCuomo MUST PUT DOWN RIOTING NOW
2 month ago
[email protected]: "Chaos, lawlessness, and destruction take over New York." @FoxNews When will Governor Cuomo call the Federal Government for help
2 month ago
[email protected]: Media Falsely Claimed Violent Riots Were Peaceful And That Tear Gas Was Used Against Rioters Fake News is hurting our Country so badly. Don't burn down churches. This article is a must read
Hundreds of protesters marching north on 17th don't seem to want to go home anytime soon. "F**k your curfew," they chant as people come down from their apartments to cheer
Defense Sec Mark Esper in a message Tues night to US military: 'Stay apolitical'
SecDef @EsperDoD authorized the movement of an infantry battalion designated Task Force 504 based at Fort Bragg, NC, & @USNorthernCmd commander authorized the move of 16th Military Police Brigade headquarters from Fort Bragg & 91st Military Police Battalion from Fort Drum, NY
DC National Guard's Major General William J. Walker orders investigation of helicopter crowd control tactics Monday night during post-curfew GeorgeFloyd protests. @Fox5DC
On the other side of the new 8 foot fencing bordering Lafayette Park a line of US Park Police and Military Police. The protest remains peaceful but tense. Curfew was two hours ago
Pentagon confirms that Secretary of Defense @EsperDoD authorized that some 1,600 active duty soldiers have been flown to bases in the Washington DC area in the last 24 hours "as a prudent planning measure in response to ongoing support to civil authorities operations."
Aides and @DeptofDefense officials were pressed by @POTUS for graphic details on the kind of armored vehicles, military units, aircraft and even "tanks" that they could potentially send to maintain order in US areas rocked by protests and rioting, according to @thedailybeast
Trump: The Republican Congress will not be held in North Carolina
2 month ago
[email protected]: Our highest respect to the family of David Dorn, a Great Police Captain from St. Louis, who was viciously shot and killed by despicable looters last night. We honor our police officers, perhaps more than ever before. Thank you
2 month ago
[email protected]: .millions of dollars, and jobs, for the State. Because of @NC_Governor, we are forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention
2 month ago
[email protected]: Had long planned to have the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a place I love. Now, @NC_Governor Roy Cooper and his representatives refuse to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena - Spend millions of dollars, have everybody arrive, and
2 month ago
[email protected]: .then tell them they will not be able to gain entry. Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised. Would have showcased beautiful North Carolina to the World, and brought in hundreds of
8:50 pm: starting to see a few water bottles being thrown over the fence, in the direction of police lined up inside Lafayette Square park
Border Patrol and U.S. Customs staged in downtown D.C. this evening:
Sweeping new authority given to ⁦@DEAHQ⁩ by ⁦@TheJusticeDept⁩ to "conduct covert surveillance" and collect intelligence on those participating in protests, according to a document obtained by ⁦@BuzzFeedNews
2 month ago
[email protected]: "Media Falsely Claimed Violent Riots Were Peaceful And That Tear Gas Was Used Against Rioters"
Earlier tonight, @Mike_Pence visited the FBI Washington Field Office Command and Tactical Operations Center. He thanked them for their service and received a briefing with AG Barr and Director Wray on their operations
This is what @MarthaRaddatz saw tonight at the Lincoln Memorial this evening
It is officially curfew in D.C. and the crowds at Lafayette Square are the biggest seen all week. Thousands of people, of all ages, many newcomers to the protests who say they were emboldened by yesterday's events
Barr's Department of Justice Says Attorneys Charged in NYPD Molotov Cocktail Attack Are Too Dangerous to Be Released on Bond
DCProtests ongoing amid curfew
DCProtests ongoing amid curfew
Crowd goes crazy as Senator Warren, her husband and her dog walk through the protesters in front of White House a half hour before curfew
2 month ago
[email protected]: Washington, D.C., was the safest place on earth last night
Asked who they're with, these guys say only that they're with "The Department of Justice."
2 month ago
[email protected]: Sleepy Joe has been in politics for 40 years, and did nothing. he pretends to have the answers. He doesn't even know the questions. Weakness will never beat anarchists, looters or thugs, and Joe has been politically weak all of his life. LAW & ORDER
Here's the protest happening outside of Lafayette Park at 3:30 pm — that's just three and a half hours to the mayor's 7 pm curfew. And the crowd here is growing. dc DCProtests
2 month ago
[email protected]: Macy's at 34th. Street, long the largest single department store anywhere in the world, & a point of pride in NYC, was devastated yesterday when hoodlums and thieves vandalized it, breaking almost all of its large panels of storefront glass. What a shame. Bring in National Guard
Large crowd of protestors on H street NW outside Lafayette Park. Park is closed and a fence is in place blocking pedestrian access to Pennsylvania Avenue.
Secret Service / military police lined up inside Lafayette park. Protestors remain outside the park behind the new chain fence setup overnight
Early morning shooting around 9:00 a.m. 45 year old female was shot once in the abdomen, no thru and thru. She is at a local hospital.
Shooting 800 51 St. S.E. Female shot to the right Femur, enroute to local hospital.
2 month ago
[email protected]: My Admin has done more for the Black Community than any President since Abraham Lincoln. Passed Opportunity Zones with @SenatorTimScott, guaranteed funding for HBCU's, School Choice, passed Criminal Justice Reform, lowest Black unemployment, poverty, and crime rates in history
2 month ago
[email protected]: Decorated combat Vet @MarthaMcSally has a great new book, Dare to Fly, which tells her story as the first American woman to fly a fighter jet in combat. She's tough, tested, and true. A real fighter for Arizona. Get her book today at
Military bases in the Capital region are elevating their Force Protection Condition starting today, due to the "targeting of personnel and facilities," according to information given to me through a DOI source
National Guard: 20,500 troops mobilized in 28 states, D.C. to quell 'civil unrest'
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