Capitol Police, Capitals, Intel discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
It's 9 42 new, troubling details about the security failure at the Capitol riot. We're learning that the Capitol Police force circulated an internal intelligence report three days before the riot that warned that there could be an attack on Congress. Wt O peace. Dimitry sodas talked about it with Washington Post reporter Carol Lin Egg. She broke the story three days before the January 6 storming of the capital by a violent mob. 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 Organizer's 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 plan. 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 reported 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 around 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 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 reporter Carolyn Egg talking with our Dimitri sodas, sports at 15 and 45 brought to you by your local Honda dealer. Don't settle for less than a Honda 9 45 toe. Rob would four. All right, Nick. The Capitals were a tad sloppy last night, but they still got the 21 win in Buffalo to open the season with two wins over the sabers. V. Tech Vanna Jack money in his NHL debut with 30 saves Nick Backstrom really solid. I'm so impressed how you handle everything. I mean, he's very calm back there, and it's been in the spirit of minors, couple years. She's got some experience here. I think, but me coming in at this stage, I think both will play way better than us, and they Really attacked him tonight, So I'm looking at the game overall. I mean, I think you want to get worse you no doubt the Capitals now head to Pittsburgh for a new face off tomorrow. The NFL's divisional round playoffs begin today with the Packers and Rams in Green Bay this afternoon, followed by the Baltimore Ravens Primetime affair in Buffalo against the Bills. The Ravens enter tonight's game on a six game win streak, while the favorite bills are on the brink of their first conference championship game in over 30 years, and that's a big reason why bills offensive coordinator Brian Day Bowl is reportedly the Favorite for the vacant L. A Chargers head coaching job. Yesterday, The Atlanta Falcons named Arthur Smith, their new head coach. The former Titans offensive coordinator, is a Georgetown prep grad and began his NFL career with the Washington football team and oh, by the way, his dad is Fred Smith, the minority owner in Washington and the FedEx CEO and speaking of Washington, the football team, said. Toe interview Eric Stokes for the Bacon, GM opening Stokes already in house, He came along with Ron Rivera from Carolina. Full day of local college basketball today. Navy home against American They are said to have a new tip off there. James Madison traveling 2000 for a 2 P.m..