(HorizonPost.com) – On January 6, violence broke out, and rioters breached the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress convened to certify the 2020 election results. Several committees in the United States Senate began bipartisan investigations of the events. Finally, they’ve released a report about the event.
According to the report, one of the main problems in preventing or responding to the event involved the way law enforcement and intelligence agencies shared information within and among themselves. For example, the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office picked up an online thread advising potential protesters to “go there ready for war,” and the agent sent it through a routine email update.
When are we going to watch the hearings that MUST accompany this. https://t.co/3a3PByMBdC
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 8, 2021
The report also noted that bureaucratic red tape interfered with the Capitol Hill security group’s ability to request the presence and use of Washington, DC, National Guard troops. In a nutshell, the government found that the government has problems with inter-agency communications and burdensome protocols. Who’d a thunk?
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