- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - In a story Dec. 2 about Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s video statement on the Dakota Access pipeline protests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lynch did not refer to her call with the Morton County sheriff. Her written statement did refer to that call.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video just days before a federal deadline, calling on all parties in the Dakota Access pipeline dispute to avoid violence

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video just days before a federal deadline, calling on all parties in the Dakota Access pipeline dispute to avoid violence.

Her video, released Friday evening, doesn’t refer to an order for protesters to leave federal land by Monday. Authorities have said they won’t physically enforce it.

In a written statement, she says she released her video after a phone call with Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. He issued a statement urging fewer words and more action. He says she offered neither assistance for law enforcement, nor a timeline for resolution.

Sen. John Hoeven disputed Lynch’s claim she’s working with the state and its congressional delegation to find a resolution. He says the administration needs to provide more actual law enforcement personnel, not just advisers, and let construction resume.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide