Oregon governor says feds to leave Portland, but feds say they’re staying…???

federal agents to leave Portland, but they say no?
The dueling statements were yet another twist in the increasingly fractious and violent situation in Portland.
July 29, 2020, 4:33 PM UTC / Updated July 29, 2020, 7:52 PM UTC
By Adam Edelman and Pete Williams

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that the federal government had agreed to withdraw its law enforcement officers from Portland, where violent protests have persisted for weeks — but the Department of Homeland Security indicated it would keep its officers on the ground for the time being.

The dueling statements were another twist in the increasingly fractious communications between local and federal officials about the violence in Portland.

In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Brown said that the Trump administration had “agreed to withdraw federal officers from Portland” starting Thursday and that security of downtown would be left to “our local Oregon State Police officers.”

Our local Oregon State Police officers will be downtown to protect Oregonians’ right to free speech and keep the peace. Let’s center the Black Lives Matter movement’s demands for racial justice and police accountability. It’s time for bold action to reform police practices.

— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) July 29, 2020

But in a statement issued around the same time, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said his department “will continue to…

Continue reading: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/oregon-governor-says-feds-leave-portland-feds-say-theyre-staying-n1235214.

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