Capitol Police intelligence report warned three days before attack that ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted - News Summed Up

Capitol Police intelligence report warned three days before attack that ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted


ADADOn Friday, the inspectors general of four federal agencies announced that they will investigate how security officials prepared for and responded to the pro-Trump rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol. He asked top congressional security officials for permission to declare an emergency and activate the National Guard, a request he said they rebuffed. ADADThe Capitol Police intelligence report was a collaborative product of its intelligence division, led by Donohue, a national expert on the rise of radicalization and violence among extremist groups and domestic terrorists who was recently hired by the department. But the bureau did not take other steps — such as issuing a formal threat assessment to law enforcement — that might have raised the level of alarm. FBI officials have said it is difficult to distinguish cheap talk from actual threats online, where the volume of incendiary posts is astronomical.


Source: Washington Post January 16, 2021 00:44 UTC



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