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U.S. Capitol Cop Instructed Personnel to Monitor for Anti-Trump Protesters on Jan. 6

HeadlineApr 22, 2021

An internal investigation by the U.S. Capitol Police into the deadly January 6 insurrection has found that, just ahead of the riot, an officer directed all units to be on the lookout for anti-Trump protesters — not the pro-Trump insurrectionists who went on to attack Congress. The revelation came in a congressional hearing Wednesday as California Congressmember Zoe Lofgren quoted a transcript of Capitol Police radio transmissions.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren: “A radio broadcast was sent to all outside units: 'Attention, all units on the field, we're not looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd. We’re only looking for any anti-pro-Trump who wants to start a fight.’”

Six Capitol Police officers have been suspended over their roles in the January 6 uprising, including an officer who posed for selfies with insurrectionists.

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