Police gather as protesters clash with security forces as they storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
By Theodore Bunker | Wednesday, 25 August 2021 10:34 AM
On the day before the violent protest on Jan. 6, the Secret Service sent a warning to U.S. Capitol Police about the potential for violence by attendees at the rally supporting then-President Donald Trump, Politico reports.
The government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington were given the documents following a Freedom of Information Act request and subsequently shared the emails with Politico, which notes that the names of senders and recipients have been redacted.
In one email, with the subject line “[REDACTED] Officer Safety – 1/6 Demonstrations,” sent on January 5 says: “Per our Denver Field Office, a concerned citizen reported that [REDACTED] were flying into BWI [Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport] today to attend tomorrow’s rally and ‘incite violence.’