A second federal lawsuit was filed Thursday against President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr and other members of his administration over the clearing of protesters in Lafayette Square earlier this month so the president could attend a photo-op at a nearby church.
The incident, in which officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the peaceful crowd on June 1, has been widely condemned by attorneys and former Justice Department officials, and administration officials have also sought to distance themselves from the event in recent days.
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