Capitol Police, Washington Post, Intel discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


20 D C. Metro area medical centers. You probably have seen the video of that D C police officer screaming as he's pinned in a doorway during the capital. Riot investigators are now releasing a photo of the suspect who is accused of assaulting that officer Daniel Hajis. The officer's name is Daniel Hodges and using a clear police shield to pin the officer to the doorway. We have the photo of that man. Police are looking for w t o p dot com. Capitol Police were warned of the January 6th attack three days earlier. The Washington Post has found an internal Capitol Police intelligence report that said Congress itself was the target. Most everything That 12 Page memo warned about came true, including how President Trump's supporters saw that day as the last chance to overturn the election results. Washington Post political investigative reporter Carol Lin IQ broke the story and joined wt Opie's Dmitri Sodas with more days before the January sticks storming of the capital by a violent mob and Intel unit in the Capitol. Police Sports had completed a 12 page report their conclusion. Woz, We're warning you now that this protest is going to be different than others. It's going to be larger than any of the trump Margo rallies that have been happening this fall. It's going to be more violent. Organizers are asking people to be armed to the teeth to bring things as weird as gas masks and reinforced bulletproof vest. And the target is not counter protesters or or trump haters or Biden lovers. It is Congress itself, and that warning went out to all the captains and the command staff of the Capitol police. At a time when they were trying to make their security plans. It unfortunately, didn't have his big an impact on the security plans, as the Intel unit might have hoped, because they pretty much predicted exactly what happened. That's what I was going to say. It is theory that this was a fortune telling report it always. So why didn't they listen to it? Why wasn't it heated? It was heated in one way, and it was mitigated in another chief's son, who was the Capitol police chief until resigning in the wake of security failures and the siege. He got this Intel report and he's declined to discuss the details of it with me, but I know from other sources. That he got this report on the third, and that's what made him go to the sergeant at arms in the Senate and the House, his bosses and say, Look, guys, I think I need emergency activation of the National Guard. They turned him down and said that they didn't like the idea of that. They didn't like the optics of the military looming over the capital. They didn't think their leadership their bosses, the Speaker Pelosi or Mitch McConnell, the Senate leader would agree. So they said, No. The other thing that chief's son did is he decided to expand the perimeter dramatically. Usually you have a perimeter on the capital that keeps people away from The building the balconies, the portico. This time they pushed the perimeter out to the First Avenue. They wanted everybody far, far away. Unfortunately, there were a lot of people reading this report who concluded that It would be a little bit worse than others. But not that much worse. Basically, Capitol police had seen protests with militia. They've seen protests with people that were violent, but they thought that would be the minority of this group. That might be a little skirmishes. But ultimately it was something they could handle. As long as they kept their eyes kept their watch, and they couldn't have been more wrong. That's Washington Post political investigative reporter Carolyn IQ. Hi, I'm mid day anchor Deborah Feinstein. I love bringing.

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