A successful siege of the Capitol by siege on 6 January could serve as motivation for the militants, a group of national security officials testified Wednesday before the Senate’s consent.
The assessment initially came from Melissa Smislova, a top official in the Department of Homeland Security.
“We evaluate whether a breach on the Capitol may prompt others to act,” Smislova told the Senate.
“I agree. An assistant is successful at some point, others pay attention and that’s why we’re concerned it will be an inspirational one,” FBI Assistant Director Jill Sanborn said shortly after.
Smislova and Sanborn, along with Major General William Walker and Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Asst, all testified at the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Subcommittee hearing the misunderstanding that occurred to prepare for and respond to the Capitol riot.
Asked for their evaluation, both Walker and Namaskar said they “agreed” with what Smislova and Sunburn had said.
Lawmakers are in the midst of weeks of hearings at the Capitol siege.
Last week, Congress heard from the Capitol police chief and acting House Sergeant-at-Arms, as well as his predecessors who resigned in the wake of the riot.
During testimony by work officials, Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pitman reported that intelligence agencies have exposed threats from far-right extremists to blow up “blow-ups” to the US Capitol when Biden calls both houses of Congress Let’s give our first joint address.
“We know that members of the militia groups present on 6 January have stated their wishes that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill more and more members with a direct nexus to the State of the Union,” Pitts said . Given that the date of the address has not yet been determined.
One of the most high-profile Trump-era officials asked to live under President Biden, FBI Director Christopher Ray admitted on Tuesday that he had not read an FBI report that included attacks on Congress for “days.” Has been reported to be a threat of. after the fact.
Ray revealed in testimony that he did not see the warning – allegedly describing preparations for “war” with “glass being broken, doors being kicked” – until the authentication of President Biden’s victory was interrupted after the violence Not done.
“At the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Ray said,” Well, Senator, I think the intelligence or information you’re asking about is the much-discussed Norfolk SIR or Situational Information Report.
“I had not seen that report, which was unverified intelligence until a few days after the 6th.”