NATIONAL

Intel Reports Repeatedly Failed To Forecast Capitol Riot

0
FILE - With the Washington Monument in the background, people attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Intelligence reports compiled by the U.S. Capitol Police in the days before last year's insurrection envisioned only an improbable or remote risk of violence, even as other assessments warned that crowds of potentially tens of thousands of pro-Trump demonstrators could converge in Washington to create a dangerous situation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

(AP) — Intelligence reports compiled by the U.S. Capitol Police in the days before last year’s insurrection envisioned only an improbable or remote risk of violence. That was even as other assessments from the same time warned that crowds of potentially tens of thousands of pro-Trump demonstrators could converge in Washington to create a dangerous situation. The documents, obtained by The Associated Press, underscore the uneven and muddled intelligence that circulated to Capitol Police officers ahead of the Jan. 6 riot. The contradictory intelligence produced by law enforcement leading up to the riot has been at the forefront of congressional scrutiny about the Jan. 6 preparations and response.

 

As Spending Bill Stalls, Biden Climate Goals Remain Elusive

Previous article

Omicron Explosion Spurs Nationwide Breakdown Of Services

Next article

You may also like

More in NATIONAL