July 30, 2020 at 7:46 AM EDT
Oregon Governor, Federal Officials Announce Retirement of Most Federal Agents, But Schedules Are Different
The Oregon governor and the Trump administration on Wednesday announced an agreement aimed at easing tensions outside the federal court in Portland, where federal agents clashed with protesters during the night riots.
As part of the deal, officials said, most Department of Homeland Security agents will leave the front lines around the courthouse and withdraw from Portland completely if what they considered the night riots ends.
But the timing of that issue remained unclear. The Govt. Kate Brown (D) said agents will be released from the heart of Thursday and leave town soon after. But DHS secretary Chad Wolf said the withdrawal from the city was still a matter of whether, no when. He said federal officials will pull back from Portland “if circumstances on the ground improve significantly,”
; as state troops move to protect the court.
Sa Mark Berman, Nick Miroff, Marissa Lang and David Fahrenthold