The Capitol Police sent an internal intelligence report three days before the dangerous Capitol riot warning of potential for violence, The Washington Police reported.
The 12-page report reads, “There can be no denying the possibility of disruptive actions or violence due to the post-2020 tense political climate.”
The report warns that unlike the protests of the last presidential elections, this time the capitol will be instead of being counterprisers on the target of rioters.
Part one states, “Supporters of the incumbent president see the results of the presidential election on January 6, 2021 as the last chance to reverse.”
“This feeling of desperation and despair may be more part of the impetus to become violent,” it continues.
The report, which was not widely shared with other law enforcement agencies, noted that key leaders on the right would be speaking at the “Stop the Steel” rally, which was predicted by the Capitol Police to be a The big event is that day, according to the Post.
The report noted, “This combined the trend of the stop with attracting white supremacists, militia members, and others who actively promote violence can be quite a dangerous situation for law enforcement and the general public. , “The report states.
Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sundar, who resigned after the violent riots, expressed concern over inadequate security before 6 January.
“We saw intelligence,” he allegedly told the Post. “We knew we would have a large crowd, with the potential for some violent changes. I had nothing to indicate that we would have the large crowd seize the Capitol.”
Capitol Police were reportedly given a possible warning for targeted violence in the Capitol by various MPs, including Reps. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia Wilsonlamakers warns police of possible attack ahead of siege. McMorris Rodgers floats vacating speaker’s chair on Democrat in-person vote after COVID diagnosis Five House Democrats can join Joe Biden’s cabinet (D-Fla.) And Maxine WaterMaxine Moore Waterslamakers warned police of a possible attack before the siege in a siege speech. Trump says that ‘able to start civil war’ housing at top of brown banking panel agenda, makes security more than eviction. (D-California.).
The rebellion resulted in the deaths of five people, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Siknik.
As the threat of violence continues to increase, the Capitol Police has joined other agencies, including the Secret Service and the US Park Police, in requesting an increased National Guard presence in D.C.
Capitol police did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.