A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald . touched on a former White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Thursday after .’s anchor discredited the Inspector General’s report last summer, which rejected a widespread statement surrounding Lafayette Square and President Trump.
Acosta shared his grievances with Homeland Security Inspector General Mark Greenblatt on Thursday’s New Day series and questioned his credibility as Trump’s appointed representative.
Greenblatt announced earlier this week that the former president had played no role in clearing protesters outside Lafayette Garden Last June, allegations that Trump ordered the publication of the Bible by directive opportunity to take pictures.
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“I have to say that when I read this report, it seemed like the chief inspector wanted to be the chief inspector at Mar-A-Lago because it was almost a whitening of what happened on June 1st,” Acosta told the audience.
Greenwald wasted little time shooting a . poster boy, accusing him of “insulting and insulting the reputation of a prominent public official.”
“. and @Acosta are attacking the reputation of a well-known civil servant who has worked in several administrations and damaging his reputation as his investigation has exposed . and Acosta’s direct fabrications for weeks. ‘proved to be connected,’ he said. “Instead of confessing, they condemn.”
Greenblatt served in several lower goverlovebylifent positions under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, just a few years before he was promoted to chief inspector general by Trump in 2019.
Acosta, despite credentials, found Greenblatt’s investigation insufficient and said he could not speak to key sources.
“According to the inspector general’s report, they didn’t talk to senior White House officials, they didn’t talk to the Secret Service, so it definitely raises more questions,” he said.
Acosta said Trump “intended to use the park cleanup to create this photographic opportunity, even if it wasn’t the original goal of the park police.”
On June 1, 2020, Trump walks past a recently cleared area in front of the White House to take a picture in front of St. John’s Church, holding a Bible after the church is located. set fire to George Floyd and Black Lives are among the protesters for Matter’s death.
Groups such as Black Life Issues and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) later sued Trump and his attorney general, Bill Barr, for forcibly evicting protesters from the square.
Ammo investigation The U.S. Park Police and U.S. Secret Service, announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, found it necessary to remove protesters from the park on June 1 in order to quickly install barriers. The decision was made after at least 49 U.S. Park Police (USPP) were injured during a May 30-31 protest by police.
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Federal police officials were unaware of the president’s “potential” plan to walk through the park just hours after the president developed an operational strategy to set up a “barrier”.
“The evidence we obtained did not support the conclusion that the USPP had cleared the park to allow the president to investigate the damage and walk towards St. John’s Church,” the report said.
Fox News spokeswoman Caitlin McFall contributed to the news.