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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:15 AM

Jim Acosta Rips Trump-Appointed IG Who Did Report on Bible Photo Op:

‘Auditioning to be Inspector General at Mar-a-Lago’

CNN anchor Jim Acosta ripped Trump-appointed Interior Department Inspector General Mark Greenblatt over a report that former President Donald Trump says exonerates him in the violent clearing of protesters from Lafayette Park just before his Bible-toting photo-op last June. The inspector general’s report was greeted by one of Trump’s non-Twitter tweet-style statements, which began “Thank you to the Department of the Interior Inspector General for Completely and Totally exonerating me in the clearing of Lafayette Park!”

But on Thursday morning’s edition of New Day, Acosta ripped the IG and the report when co-anchors Brianna Keilar and John Berman asked him to weigh in. “I certainly think it raises more questions than it answers,” Acosta said, and noted the report’s claim that “the Park Police cleared the park with the purpose of setting up this fence because obviously the protesters needed to be moved back from this area where they were defacing statues and potentially pulling down the Andrew Jackson statue and so on.” “I was in the Rose Garden that day when Trump gave that speech and said ‘I’m going to go to this special place,’ talking about the church, and you could hear the Park Police and other Federal forces, DC police, clearing that park, they were violently pummeling protesters, tear-gassing protesters,” Acosta recalled, noting that at the time, “the White House was telling us ‘Oh we didn’t use tear gas,’ the DC police were using tear gas. ”

Acosta also noted that the IG report didn’t include interviews with key sources, saying “According to the inspector general’s report, they did not speak to senior White House officials, they did not speak to the Secret Service, so this certainly raises more questions.” “And I have to say, when I read through this report, it sounded as if this inspector general was auditioning to become the inspector general at Mar-A-Lago because this is almost a whitewash of what occurred on June 1st,” Acosta continued.

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Reply Jim Acosta Rips Trump-Appointed IG Who Did Report on Bible Photo Op: (Original post)
Mr. Sparkle Thursday OP
50 Shades Of Blue Thursday #1
lagomorph777 Thursday #2
smirkymonkey Thursday #18
dalton99a Thursday #3
Goonch Thursday #4
twodogsbarking Thursday #5
UTUSN Thursday #6
spanone Thursday #7
bamagal62 Thursday #9
RestoreAmerica2020 Thursday #8
bamagal62 Thursday #10
llashram Thursday #22
calimary Thursday #23
Politicub Thursday #11
Lonestarblue Thursday #12
SergeStorms Thursday #13
bullwinkle428 Thursday #14
patphil Thursday #15
NoMoreRepugs Thursday #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Thursday #16
KS Toronado Thursday #17
BobTheSubgenius Thursday #19
llashram Thursday #21
LiberalFighter Thursday #24

Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:23 AM

1. Acosta comes up with some good ones!

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:24 AM

2. Not "almost a whitewash" but a brazen pile of steaming lies.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:24 AM

18. Yeah, that struck me too.

ALMOST? A complete and total whitewash, more like it!

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:26 AM

3. Greenblatt is a Trump mole and a right-wing hack.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:34 AM

4. ;-{)

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:37 AM

5. Trump for Prisondate.

Soon I hope.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:47 AM

6. K&R

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:52 AM

7. time to get the mole greenblatt the hell out of government

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Response to spanone (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:58 AM

9. This.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:57 AM

8. Odiousracist#45 IG appointees all need to be shown the door--they've probably destroyed any

..and all evidence of malfeasance requested by their from boss and or his sycophants; plus are now there to sabotage any progress made by Pres. Biden and report any and all to internal info to their traitor boss-- time to clean house!

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:59 AM

10. Should have been gone since day

One of the Biden administration. I wonder why they’re still there?

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Response to bamagal62 (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:37 AM

22. this

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Response to bamagal62 (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:53 AM

23. THIS! We needed a MASSIVE housecleaning, starting that day.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:05 AM

11. The news gleefully led with the inspector general's report. Yet the news about

the agenda of the inspector general is getting limited exposure.

There is a frightening amount of revisionist history happening around the brutality of the Trump administration; it is not an accident.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:11 AM

12. Very few Trump appointments were qualified. They were hired for loyalty to Trump.

Why are they still in the government and able to keep putting out lies? Rounding up and firing all those Trump hired, especially those during his last two years should have been done already. Trump tried to place as many moles as possible to keep his lies alive and to thwart actual governing.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:19 AM

13. Riiiiiiiiight.

Trump always carried a bible with him wherever he went, I remember that distinctly. Not for photo-ops, mind you, but because he is such a devout Christian and family man.

They expect any thinking person to swallow that line of shit? His cult will accept it without question. Remember, I said "thinking person", so that would eliminate any republican on the planet.

Just another steaming pile of horseshit from a Trump appointee. Biden had better clean house and remove any leftover Trump garbage, pronto.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:39 AM

14. Dear Mark Milley : Please step up, show some stones, and state what

a complete piece of bullshit this "IG report" is. YOU. WERE. THERE.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:43 AM

15. It's going to take a while to root out all these Trumpsters from their government jobs.

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Response to patphil (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:34 AM

20. Agree 1000% - they are placed throughout every agency at multiple levels. Getting rid of them

and replacing with someone qualified if the postion warrants NOT being vacant is a time consuming process.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:45 AM

16. Another Trump ass licker.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:48 AM

17. If the IG's report was true, we would have known about it a day or two after the fact

Not months after the fact, whitewash written all over this.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:26 AM

19. One of his lackeys tried to whitewash that sorry little event?

I'm shocked.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:35 AM

21. trump appointee?

of course. But magrats are taking this "exoneration" back to their little mousie holes and nibbling on this piece of cheese. Only to be able to regurgitate it later as proof their fuhrer was innocent of all wrongdoing...

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:11 PM

24. Mark Greenblatt needs to be fired.

He was appointed by the idiot in 2019.

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