Report: FBI Warned That An Attack On The Capitol Was Planned

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New information repotedly unveiled by the FBI calls into question the argument that President Trump was repsonsible for causing the breach at the Capitol.

According to a report in the Washington Post, the FBI had warned that extremists were preparing to come to Washington, attack Congress and engage in “war.”

The warning also contradicts statements from the Justice Department and FBI officials that they had no intelligence to suggest a storming of the Capitol.

The LA Times reports: The report said the warning was issued internally by the FBI’s field office in Norfolk, Va., a day before the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The warning directly contradicted statements from the Justice Department and FBI officials that they had no intelligence to suggest a storming of the Capitol.

The Post said the memo described how people had been sharing maps of the Capitol’s tunnels and discussing rallying points to meet up to travel to Washington. The newspaper reported that the document detailed posts calling for violence, including that “Congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in, and blood from their BLM and Antifa slave soldiers being spilled.”