The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence office was aware in advance about threats connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, but failed to warn other law enforcement offices until it was too late, the department’s internal watchdog has found.
The new report from the DHS inspector general paints a critical picture of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), which it says failed at least three times to disseminate intelligence about the storming of the building by then- President Donald Trump’s supporters, who wanted to block Congress’ certification of his November 2020 election defeat.
More than 140 police officers were assaulted, as were members of the media. One of the rioters, Ashli Babbitt, died after she was shot by Capitol Police as she climbed through a doorway.
Since the attack, more than 775 people have been criminally charged.
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