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House Democrats demand probe into federal crackdown on Portland protests

House Democrats demand probe into federal crackdown on Portland protests

Three House Democratic chairs have sent a joint letter to the inspectors general of the DOJ and DHS calling for investigation into the use of federal force against recent protests in Washington, DC, and Portland. The departments have ’increasingly abused emergency authorities to justify the use of force against Americans exercising their right to peaceful assembly,’ the Democrats wrote.

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Trump on Sunday appeared to defend his administration’s decision to deploy federal officers to Portland, claiming the city’s leadership had “lost control of the anarchists and agitators.” By using such brazen terms, is he snuffing out any chances of negotiations?

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