The former head of the United States Capitol Police, Steven Sund, told a Senate Committee Tuesday that cops in charge of Capitol security did not receive a copy of an FBI memo that warned of a “war” at the Capitol on January 6th.
Although Democrats have operated on the theory that President Donald Trump incited an impromptu attack on the Capitol building, encouraging his supporters to disrupt a planned vote verifying the results of the November presidential election, the Washington Post reported that the FBI had compiled a memo detailing a credible threat of planned violence on January 6th.
The memo, the report noted, detailed conversations taking place online between “right-wing extremist” groups, plotting to attack lawmakers.
The memo “painted a dire portrait of dangerous plans, including individuals sharing a map of the complex’s tunnels, and possible rally points for would-be conspirators to meet in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and South Carolina and head in groups to Washington.”
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