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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Senate Report Blames Police Intelligence, Security Failures in Capitol Riot” – below is their description.
A Senate investigation into the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol found widespread intelligence and law enforcement failures by multiple agencies that led to an “unprecedented attack” on Congress and the democratic process.
The report by two Senate committees said Capitol Police received intelligence about the potential for an attack on the building by supporters of former President Donald Trump and right-wing extremists but failed to communicate that properly. Officers lacked the training to prevent the mob from breaching the building, it said.
The first bipartisan review of the attack on the Capitol provides fresh details about the multiple lapse by federal agencies and the trauma suffered by officers on the front line. But it doesn’t address causes of the insurrection or Trump’s role in it.
The report — issued Tuesday by Democrats Gary Peters and Amy Klobuchar and Republicans Rob Portman and Roy Blunt — does include, without comment, the full transcript of Trump’s speech to supporters just before the riot in which he called on them to march to the Capitol as Congress was certifying the Electoral College results from the presidential election.
“If you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore,” he said, eventually leading to allegations he incited the violence.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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