The January 6 incident, which was reviewed by an internal Capitol Police report, exposed numerous security flaws under Pelosi’s leadership.
According to the document obtained by Just the News, the report reveals substantial errors from the department, including delayed deployment of specialized civil disturbance units and the disbandment of a social media monitoring unit.
The report reveals that the Capitol Police had intelligence reports from organizations like the FBI warning of possible violence on January 6. Those intelligence documents, however, were not properly integrated into an operational strategy before January 6.
“The assessment for 1/6 included a BLUF [bottom line up front] that did not convey the seriousness of the threat or the fact that USCP had knowledge of a plan in place,” according to the report. “The statement that protestors may be armed was mentioned, but it wasn’t stressed with the urgency they intended to seize and terrorize Members of Congress.”
The failure was compounded by Nancy Pelosi’s decision to disband the police department’s intelligence unit, which monitored threats on social media. The police may have been alerted to the potential danger of the demonstration if they had paid closer attention to social media conversation prior to January 6.
“The social media unit was immediately and comprehensively torn down under the new management,” according to the account. “New office assignments and a move away from the notion of subject matter experts may have exacerbated the problem.”
Individuals with the most experience drawing conclusions from open-source material were not assigned to investigate social media for intelligence about the event, according to the study.
Following Pelosi’s failure to secure the Capitol, Trump had moved to safeguard it. In 2021, Christopher Miller, who was serving as interim secretary of defense at the time, informed Congress that Donald Trump gave authorization for National Guard troops to protect the area surrounding the Capitol. According to Just News, Trump requested 20,000 troops but Congress turned him down.
Miller recalled that when he spoke with then-candidate Trump, the president instructed him to “do whatever is necessary to protect protestors who were lawfully exercising their rights.”
The announcement was made as the January 6 Committee began public hearings this week. The made-for-television event will last approximately 90 minutes and include testimony from a filmmaker who was filming the Proud Boys on January 6.