FBI report predicted 2020 election extremism 2 months before Jan. 6

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2023
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Two months before the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, an FBI internal report noted agents believed domestic violent extremists were "very willing to take action" if the upcoming 2020 election was disputed, according to documents obtained by NBC News.

Why it matters: The analysis that came one week before the election indicates that FBI entities had accurately predicted extremists' response to it, but potentially underestimated how capable they would be in carrying out violent actions over it.

It's also additional evidence that the FBI was aware of possible violence over the...

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