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[quote][b][center]'Bring Your Guns': Probe Uncovers More Alarming Intelligence Before Capitol Riot[/center][/b]

A bipartisan probe led by two Senate committees has found that U.S. Capitol Police and other authorities were in possession of more alarming intelligence clues ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the complex than previously documented.

The findings are part of a report issued Tuesday by the Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees looking into the series of failures of intelligence, security preparations and emergency response before and during the insurrection.

Among new public details, the panels say Capitol Police had seen information from a pro-Trump website that included comments about the Capitol's tunnel system, and that encouraged demonstrators to bring weapons to subdue members of Congress and police, and reverse the presidential election's results.

"This is do or die. Bring your guns," one comment read in part, the report said.

The website also had comments that demonstrators should surround every building with a tunnel entrance or exit, be prepared to drag down police, and that they could "enter the Capitol as the Third Continental Congress and certify the Trump Electors," referring to an alliance of militia groups.

Also, the report said, a Capitol Police official had shared a tip the night before the riot, which was received by the FBI National Threat Operations Center, of a "significant uptick" in new visitors to a website called WashingtonTunnels.com.

On Tuesday, Capitol Police issued a statement said it welcomed the analysis by the Senate panels, and agreed that intelligence sharing must be ramped up for law enforcement. Also, the agency said it must improve its own processes for sharing that information.

But the agency also defended its response, highlighting the lack of a threat assessment analysis from the Justice or Homeland Security departments, which was also noted in the Senate committee report.

"The USCP consumes intelligence from every federal agency. At no point prior to the 6th did it receive actionable intelligence about a large-scale attack," the agency said.

"Intense oversight"

The report comes five months after the committees launched the investigation — the closest version of a bipartisan congressional effort looking into the insurrection. It follows Senate Republicans late last month blocking the creation of an independent, 9/11-style commission to investigate the attack.

"This is the beginning of what I believe needs to be intense oversight of what's going on here, all of these things we raised will be the subject of questions," Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., chair of the Senate Rules Committee, told reporters Monday.
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Being armed is an act of war. The US needs to disarm.

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