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US Secret Service knew about Jan. 6 threats


US Secret Service knew about Jan. 6 threats

Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Secret Service did not inform capitol Police about a threat made against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) related to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot until after the attack was underway.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) published a report on Wednesday that included a copy of email communications the group said it had obtained between officials around the time of the Capitol riot.

In one of the emails, which was sent from the Secret Service to Capitol Police, the Secret Service said in a correspondence dated Jan. 6, 2021, at 5:55 p.m. that it was “passing notification to the US Capitol Police regarding discovery of a social media threat directed toward Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”

The CREW documents showed the Secret Service failed to timely send a tip to Capitol Police about online threats by extremist groups and Trump´s supporters against Pelosi.

According to CREW’s Jordan Libowitz and Lauren White, the Secret Service eliminated key evidence from that day, likely in violation of the law.

Joyce Vance, Law Professor at the University of Alabama, told MSNBC that this is “deeply disturbing” and “requires full investigation.”

Since last month, the Secret Service has been in the public eye for deleting messages about what happened on Jan. 6 and also the day before.


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