Capitol Police report warned that Congress could be targeted three days before riot


Tonight. An internal Capitol Police Intelligence report issued three days before the assault on the U. S. Capitol, warned that there could be an attack last Wednesday on Congress itself, The Washington Post reports. The 12 page memo detailed how President Trump's supporters saw that day as the last chance to try to overturn the election results, adding quote, This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent. Unlike Obvious post election protests. The targets of the pro trump supporters are not necessarily the counter. Protesters says they were previously but rather, Congress itself is the target on the sixth. Two people familiar with that memo, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the memo was shared to all Capitol Police Command Staff. Washington Post Political investigative reporter Carol Lin Egg is the journalist who broke the story son who was the Capitol police chief until resigning in the wake of the 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 no comment tonight on the memo from a Capitol police spokeswoman.

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