Three days before the US Congress raid, it was revealed that the Congressional police intelligence unit warned that “Congress may be targeted on January 6”.
A special report from the Washington Post newspaper included a 12-page report sent by the Congress police intelligence unit on January 3.
In the intelligence report, it was emphasized that tens of thousands of Donald Trump supporters, who will gather in the capital Washington on January 6, can act with the feeling of “their last chance to express their reactions to the election results”.
“This despair and disappointment can become an incentive that can turn into violence. Unlike previous protests, Congress may be the target on 6 of them,” the report said. statements were included.
In the report, it was noted that despite the intelligence warning in question, the failure to take adequate security measures around the Congress on January 6 indicates a “serious security gap”.
FBI investigates whether foreign countries or groups are involved in Congressional raid
On the other hand, it was reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) examined whether foreign countries or groups had somehow contributed to the Congressional raid.
An FBI official who made a statement to the NBC channel and did not want to be announced, noted that before the raid, some far-right group leaders had transferred 500 thousand dollars in “crypto money”.
Noting that the source of the money in question is a French, the official stated that they were investigating to whom the money was delivered and why and whether there was a link between the said money transfers and the Congress raid.
In the raid in the US Congress on January 6, 5 people, including one police officer, died and dozens were injured.
The dismissal clause for US President Donald Trump, accused by the Democrats of “incitement to rebellion,” was accepted in the vote in the House of Representatives. Whether Trump is guilty of Congress events will be decided in a vote in the Senate.