PORTLAND, Ore. — The mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, was left coughing and wincing in the middle of his own city Wednesday night after federal officers deployed tear gas into a crowd of protesters that Mr. Wheeler had joined outside the federal courthouse.
The city has become a target of President Trump, who has embraced a law-and-order message in his re-election campaign. While federal officers were deployed to Portland to purportedly quell unrest and protect federal property, their arrival has only galvanized the movement, with the numbers of protesters each night swelling into the thousands.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/p ... mayor.html
What are Trump's goals with this law-and-disorder?
What are the legal ramifications of Trump's use of Federal Agents not just against U.S. citizens, but also against one of our nation's mayors?