The Capitol police knew of a possible attack on Congress three days before the storming of the American Parliament building. Thats in an internal report, writes The Washington Post who owns part of that report.
“ Supporters of the current president see 6 January 2021 as the last opportunity to reverse the outcome of the presidential elections”, read in the 12-page report.
“ Their sense of despair and disappointment can lead to a greater reason for applying violence. Unlike other post-election protests, the targets of the Trump supporters are not the counter-protesters, but the Congress itself.”
Report not shared
According to the newspaper, it doesnt look like the report was shared with other governments. There was much criticism of the late reaction of various services and the lack of preparation. According to experts, the memo could have warned the services of possible dangers.
The FBI also found, after a previous denial, to have had signals that Americans were planning to come to Washington and were willing to commit violence there. An FBI bureau in the state of Virginia explicitly warned the day before the storm that some extremists were planning to travel to Washington and that they were threatening violence and war.
According to the U.S. Attorney, Washington, D.C., theres no direct evidence that the Capitol stormmers planned to kidnap and kill politicians last week. Prosecutor Michael Sherwin responded to earlier reports that there is evidence for such liquidation plans.
However, according to him, it may be that not all the evidence that prosecutors have collected in other states is already known in Washington.