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By Zachary Stieber
Epoch Times 

Security, intelligence failures found in days before Jan. 6 attack: Senate report


Last updated 6/9/2021 at 11:06am

Protesters clash with police

Julio Cortez/AP Photo

Protesters clash with police in the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

U.S. Capitol Police intelligence officials failed to share information they received in the days and weeks leading up to Jan. 6, contributing to the agency being unprepared for what transpired that day, according to a new Senate report.

The federal intelligence community, led by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, did not issue a threat assessment warning of potential violence targeting the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, despite online calls for violence, the 128-page bipartisan report says.

The U.S. Capitol Police's lead intelligence component, meanwhile, became "aware of the potenti...

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