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Video || Park Police chief: Neither Trump nor his aides ordered Lafayette Square cleared

It was not very well covered, of course, but the acting chief of the Park Police Tuesday testified under oath that Lafayette Square was ordered to be cleared of protestors because they had been violent and injured dozens of law enforcement officers.

The action had nothing to do with President Trump walking across the square to hold up a Bible at St. John’s Church, a strong, symbolic act that sent the country a message that the rioters were not in control.

“There is one-hundred-percent zero correlation between our operation and the president’s visit to the church, said Gregory Monahan.