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“Planned in Plain Sight”: Senate Report Details Security Failures Ahead of Jan. 6 Insurrection

HeadlineJun 09, 2021

A report released Tuesday by two Senate committees listed a range of security failures leading up to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Capitol Police received intelligence warnings that armed Trump extremists would try to “storm” the building at least two weeks before the January 6 riot, but failed to take any action or properly disseminate the information. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan stated, “The attack was quite frankly planned in plain sight.”

In related news, Trump’s defense lawyers during his second impeachment trial are defending at least three people who’ve been charged in connection with the Capitol insurrection.

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