• Capitol Police intelligence head says she warned of potential violence before the insurrection - but the security assessment was ignored

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

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    The US Capitol Police intelligence head said she warned of potential violence before Jan. 6, 2021.
    But she said the security assessment was ignored after it was sent to Capitol Police leadership.
    "We knew there were going to be thousands of protestors," Julie Farnam told CBS Mornings.
    The intelligence head of the US Capitol Police said she warned of potential violence before the January 6, 2021, insurrection, but that the security assessment was ignored. "We knew there were going to be thousands of protestors, and we knew there were going to be extremists there, and I...
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  • More than half of Americans believe an attack similar to the Capitol riots will happen again soon: Axios poll

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump riot in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo
    More than half of Americans say an attack similar to the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot is likely to happen again soon.
    The findings were part of an Axios and Momentive poll released on the eve of the anniversary of the insurrection.
    More than a third of those polled also said they've lost faith in American democracy.
    More than half of Americans believe that "events similar" to the...
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  • 3 more police officers are suing Trump over the Capitol riot, saying they still struggle with slurred speech, insomnia, and tinnitus after the attack

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    Trump supporters trying to break through a police barrier at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Photo by /John Minchillo/ AP
    Two Metropolitan Police officers and a Capitol Police officer filed lawsuits against Trump over the insurrection.
    The men said they were still struggling with conditions like insomnia, tinnitus, and slurred speech.
    The suits are the latest in a string of legal challenges from law-enforcement officers against Trump himself.
    Three more law-enforcement officers are suing former President Donald Trump over the Capitol riot , saying they still struggle with insomnia, slurred...
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  • Sean Hannity texted Mark Meadows the day before the Capitol riot saying he was 'very worried about the next 48 hours'

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    Fox News host Sean Hannity. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File
    Sean Hannity texted Trump's chief of staff on Jan. 5 2021 saying he was worried about the next day.
    On January 6, a Trump rally spilled over into the attack on the US Capitol.
    Hannity's texts were released by the House committee investigating the riot.
    Fox News host Sean Hannity was "very worried" about what would unfold in Washington on January 6, according to newly released texts he sent a day before the Capitol riot. The House select committee probing the January 6 attack on the Capitol building described texts sent by Hannity...
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  • Trump was talked out of his Jan. 6 speech as he didn't really know what to say and planned to berate the media, report says

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    Then-President Donald Trump speaking on January 6, 2021. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File
    Trump canceled a planned press conference on January 6.
    Aides had persuaded him against it, fearing it would bring bad publicity, The Washington Post reported.
    The former president had reportedly planned on berating reporters, and had no clear message.
    Donald Trump's aides had persuaded him to cancel a press conference scheduled on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot over concerns that the former president lacked a clear message and that the event could result in a backlash of bad publicity...
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