Senate Probe Faults Intelligence, Security Failures Over Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2021
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US Senate, Capitol chaos, Capitol Security, US Intelligence

A bipartisan Senate report faulted Capitol security officials as well as federal agencies for intelligence and planning failures leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and recommended that the Capitol Police chief be able to unilaterally request help from the National Guard in an emergency.

The more than 100-page Senate report and its 20 recommendations reflect a bipartisan congressional investigation of the riot, during which supporters of former President Donald Trump temporarily interrupted the ratification of Democrat Joe Biden’s election win. The report doesn’t assess Mr. Trump’s role leading up to and during the...

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