Audio of departing Trump appointee describes Capitol riot as largely peaceful, led by ‘a few violent people’ - News Summed Up

Audio of departing Trump appointee describes Capitol riot as largely peaceful, led by ‘a few violent people’


Tim Meisburger is a Trump appointee and a departing deputy assistant administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s bureau for development, democracy and innovation. “What I saw was several million people demonstrating in the Capitol, peaceful protesters in the Capitol,” said Meisburger, according to an audio recording of the video call. The Washington Post obtained two different recordings of the same meeting, where Meisburger made the comments. ADSeveral current and former USAID officials pointed out what they saw as the hypocrisy of Meisburger’s comments, given his role as a democracy specialist. One official on the call pushed back on Meisburger’s comments, noting her husband was at the Capitol during the riots.


Source: Washington Post January 12, 2021 19:58 UTC



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