Ex-Security Officials Spread Blame for Failures of Capitol Riot
Mr. Sundar testified that the FBI report reached the Capitol Police the day before the attack, but not directly. He said that an officer assigned to a law enforcement joint counter-terrorism task force receives the document and sends it to an anonymous intelligence department official on the force.
“It could not progress beyond that,” Mr. Sundar said.
Robert J., chief of the Washington J. Metropolitan Police Department. Contetti III, who also testified that the FBI argued that notifications should be promptly flagged with phone calls instead of one-hour emails.
Although the FBI Bulletin has garnered widespread attention, it was a piece of a broad mosaic of publicly available information indicating that Trump supporters planned to demonstrate in Washington on January 6 – Mr. Trump and his allies Stacked by. Were primed to inflame the capitol And, in some cases, to commit violence.
And Yogananda D., acting chief of the Capitol Police, last month about the lack of intelligence information of former officers of the Capitol Police. Pitman’s difficulty with the closed-door testimony occurred. He told a House committee that the department knew there was “a high probability of violence” and that the protesters would be armed, but it failed to take preventive measures.
Chief Conteti also blamed the National Guard’s slow deployment on the Department of Defense, noting that the military had expressed reluctance to send troops despite increased violence. In written testimony, Mr. Sundar reported that a top general called in a call on 2 January at 6:30 pm that he did not like the “scene” of the military guarding the Capitol and that he recommended the Secretary of the Army reject the request The mob had destroyed the building.
“I was stunned by the Army Department’s response,” Chief Contesti testified on Tuesday.
In response to questions from Mr. Peters and Ms. Klobuchar, three former security officials confirmed that they believed the siege was coordinated.
“These men came with equipment, mounted on gear”, Mr Sundar said, adding that two explosive devices placed near the Capitol distracted the officers. Mr Conte said there was evidence that the attackers used hand signals and coordinated their use like bear spray.