An FBI warning that a demonstration by Donald Trump’s supporters could turn violent reached the U.S. Capitol Cops the day before the lethal assault, however top officials in charge of securing Congress that day did not see it, they informed legislators on Tuesday.
The officials told 2 Senate panels looking into failures ahead of the Jan. 6 attack that the intelligence they got did not prepare them for numerous Trump backers, numerous operating in groups and using tactical equipment, storming the structure.
They gave contrasting accounts of discussions ahead of the attack on whether to employ National Guard assistance and what if any function issues about maintaining the look of an open Capitol building played in the security failure.
Among the four, former Capitol Police chief Steven Sund, told senators that he did not see a publication released by the FBI‘s Norfolk, Virginia workplace on Jan. 5 warning law enforcement agencies that extremists were preparing to dedicate violence.
” None of the intelligence we got anticipated what in fact happened,” Sund said, describing scenes in which Trump fans attacked authorities, smashed windows and charged through the Capitol chanting “Hang Mike Pence.”
” We appropriately prepared for a mass demonstration with possible violence,” Sund said. “What we got was a military-style coordinated