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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's inspector general will review how the department and its components, including the FBI, prepared for security at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when rioters stormed in and disrupted the electoral vote count. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Friday he will look at the kind of threat information available beforehand and how widely it was shared with U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies. He'll also examine how Justice Department agencies responded once the rioting began. Horowitz said he wants to know whether any DOJ rules or procedures hindered the ability to respond quickly. Officials from the FBI and the New York Police Department have said they were aware of threats to the electoral college vote count and passed that information to the Capitol Police.
Persons: WASHINGTON, General Michael Horowitz, He'll, Horowitz, Sean Gallagher Organizations: FBI, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Capitol Police, Defense, National Guard, Homeland Security, Park Service, New York Police Department, Capitol Police, NBC News
The acting assistant chief of the Capitol Police told Congress on Tuesday that he was not aware of any intelligence from the FBI in advance of Jan. 6, raising questions about an assertion by a top FBI official that threat information was shared with local police in advance of the Capitol riot. “In response to a question, Assistant Chief Gallagher also informed members that he was not aware of intelligence from the FBI in advance of January 6,” the document says. “I did not have that information, nor was that information taken into consideration in our security planning,” Sund was quoted as saying. The FBI’s Washington field office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But NBC News also reported Tuesday that the FBI did not issue a comprehensive intelligence bulletin sharing everything its intelligence analysts had gathered about extremist postings on social media threatening violence.
Persons: Steven D’Antuono, , Sean Gallagher, Gallagher, Steven Sund, , ” Sund Organizations: Capitol Police, FBI, Capitol, D.C, The Washington Post, Republican, NBC, Washington Post, NYPD, NBC News Locations: FBI’s Washington, Norfolk , Virginia, Washington, Norfolk
Rep. McGovern: 'America was attacked and we must respond'
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
The House is set to vote on the article later Wednesday and it is expected to pass with support from both Democrats and a handful of Republicans. There had been some debate among Democratic leadership, led by Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, who suggested that they could wait until after Biden's first 100 days in office. But a readout of a closed-door briefing of Republican House members Tuesday, obtained by NBC News, quotes acting U.S. Capitol Police Assistant Chief Sean Gallagher as saying he never saw any such information. Share this -AOC says she feared for her life during Capitol riot: 'I thought I was going to die' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., says she feared for her life as a violent mob stormed the Capitol building last week. Ocasio-Cortez said it is "not an exaggeration" to say that many members of the House were "nearly assassinated."
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SEE NEW POSTSHoyer says House will send article of impeachment to Senate immediately House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told NBC News that he would send over the article of impeachment to the Senate immediately once it is passed. He did not specify if immediately meant later Wednesday or another day. The House is set to vote on the article later Wednesday and it is expected to pass with support from both Democrats and a handful of Republicans. But a readout of a closed-door briefing of Republican House members Tuesday, obtained by NBC News, quotes acting U.S. Capitol Police Assistant Chief Sean Gallagher as saying he never saw any such information. Ocasio-Cortez said it is "not an exaggeration" to say that many members of the House were "nearly assassinated."
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And in 2019, zero House Republicans defected from Donald Trump when he was impeached over the Ukraine matter. That’s the modern-day historical context to evaluate the number of House Republicans who might eventually vote on Wednesday to impeach Trump over his role in last week’s insurrection at the Capitol. ET Wednesday, 5 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach Pres. Trump:• Rep. Cheney of WY• Rep. Kinzinger of IL• Rep. Katko of NY• Rep. Upton of MI• Rep. Herrera Beutler of WA215+ House Democrats support impeachment. — NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 13, 2021 As of publication time on Wednesday, there are at least five House Republicans who said they will vote for Trump’s impeachment today.
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