Internal Capitol Police study finds major failures during Jan. 6 under Pelosi [VIDÉO].
Posted on 8.6.2022
An internal Capitol Police analysis dated June 4, 2021, obtained by Just the Newsreveals 53 specific areas where the Capitol Police failed in handling the events of January 6, both in preparation and in real-time execution.
This after action review reveals major mistakes across the department, including late deployment of personnel and a major intelligence failure. It is specifically noted that the new leadership, appointed by Nancy Pelosi after she became president, dismantled key intelligence operations that led to greater unpreparedness of the Capitol police.
Although numerous outside sources warned of a high potential for violence on January 6, 2021, the report states that it “was never expressed with the urgency that they planned to invade the Capitol and target members of Congress. »
The report says the Capitol Police leadership used a “generic, all-encompassing citation” in the operational plan that failed to convey the level of threat it needed to prepare for. The report also reveals that this intelligence failure was even greater due to the new leadership of Pelosi’s department, which dismantled the department’s open-source intelligence unit that scanned social media for threats.
“Those most experienced in extrapolating open-source material were not instructed to scour social media to glean information related to the event,” the report said. “The social media unit was immediately and essentially dismantled under new management. The reassignment of new offices and the abandonment of the concept of subject matter experts may have contributed to the tragedy. »
In an interview with New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik, Just the News host John Solomon dug into this report, revealing the true ineptitude shown by Capitol police on January 6.
Solomon spoke of an “extraordinary moment described in the after-action report, during which riot units were delayed in arriving at the scene on January 6 because “their equipment was on a bus and no one had the key”. The Capitol Police Department had also “redeployed some of its riot control units to perform other superficial duties. »
Solomon then asked Kerik, who led a police department that maintained his riot units, “How big is this gaffe? »
“It’s a lack of leadership, it’s a lack of preparation. This is an event…they had been considering for a week or two,” Kerik replied. “You mean no one, no one, made any pre-emptive plans for how they were going to deal with any protests, any crowds, any large gatherings around the Capitol? »
“For their ‘quick reaction force’ doing other tasks that day… It’s crazy,” he added.
Solomon also asked Kerik to address the “staggering” gaps in Capitol Police intelligence, specifically noting that management has received “warnings from the FBI that there may be violence,” but does not failed to convey this message to officers and commanders.
“Shortly before January 6, they shut down the open-source intelligence unit that was monitoring social media. How bad were those two decisions? asked Solomon.
“That in itself is stunning,” Kerik replied. “We learned after 9/11 [que] nothing is more important than intelligence… In this case, not only did the FBI warn them, but other law enforcement agencies – including the NYPD – warned them that there was things, chatter, things on social media that they should look into. »
Another key finding of the internal report found that on Jan. 6, the Capitol’s fourth-floor elevator — which contains highly sensitive information — had zero security. Anyone could ride the elevator and easily access the fourth floor.
Kerik said he was shocked by the news, saying, “This is basic, day-to-day security that should have been provided whether there was a protest outside or not… If you screw this up , then you’re pretty damn sure you’re in trouble with your quick reaction force, with your intelligence. »