Story Edition - Security officials cast blame at federal agencies, each other for Jan. 6 failures at Capitol Missed intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders’ failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certification of the presidential election on Jan. 6, the officials who were in charge of security that day said Tuesday in their first public testimony on the insurrection.

 
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Steven Sund said: "Based on the intelligence that we received, we planned for increased level of violence at the Capitol and that some participants may be armed, but none of the intelligence that we received predicted what actually occurred," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:49:00 AM CET

Steven Sund said: “At approximately 2.28pm, I learned that in order to get authorisation for National Guard support, the Pentagon needed to approve the request,” External link

heraldsunTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:01:00 PM CET

Kareem Fahim writes: “has momentarily eased a standoff between Tehran and Western nations and may provide a narrow opening for diplomacy as the Biden administration attempts to restart negotiations with Iran,” External link

justsecurityTuesday, February 23, 2021 2:51:00 PM CET

Steven Sund stated (about Paul Irving): "Mr. Irving stated that he was concerned about the 'optics' of having National Guard present and didn't feel that the intelligence supported it," External link

thedailybeastTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:29:00 PM CET

John Danforth said (about Josh Hawley): “supporting Josh and trying so hard to get him elected to the Senate was the worst mistake I ever made in my life” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:12:00 PM CET

Paul Irving testified: “the intelligence was not that there would be a coordinated assault on the Capitol, nor was that contemplated in any of the inter-agency discussions that I attended in the days before the attack” External link

dailytimesPKWednesday, February 24, 2021 4:43:00 AM CET

Michael Birnbaum reports: “He said the sanctions would target officials responsible for Navalny’s detention and prosecution. Although the final list is subject to confirmation, E.U. officials plan to target two prosecutorial officials, the head of Russia’s national guard and the head of Russia’s prison service, diplomats said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning,” External link

justsecurityTuesday, February 23, 2021 2:51:00 PM CET

Steven Sund told: “None of the intelligence we received predicted what actually occurred. … No entity, including the FBI, provided any new intelligence regarding Jan. 6,” External link

thehillWednesday, February 24, 2021 5:15:00 AM CET

Steven A Sund wrote: “Although it appears that there were numerous participants from multiple states planning this attack, the entire intelligence community (IC) seems to have missed it” External link

breitbart-comTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:32:00 PM CET

Alexa Corse reports (about Mike Lindell): “In its complaint, the company cites a number of statements made by Mr. Lindell, including in media appearances, social-media posts, and a two-hour film claiming to prove widespread election fraud. Mr. Lindell said he helped produce the film, which he released online in early February,” External link

justsecurityTuesday, February 23, 2021 2:51:00 PM CET

Steven Sund said: “No single civilian law enforcement agency – and certainly not the USCP [United States Capitol Police] – is trained and equipped to repel, without significant military or other law enforcement assistance, an insurrection of thousands of armed, violent, and coordinated individuals focused on breaching a building at all costs,” External link

theargusTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:22:00 PM CET

Gary Peters said: “There’s no question in my mind that there was a failure to take this threat more seriously, despite widespread social media content and public reporting that indicated violence was extremely likely,” External link

nytimesWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:57:00 AM CET

Wade Henderson said: “The need for robust federal civil rights enforcement has never been more important for the country,” “We need an attorney general who will reinstate DOJ’s historic commitment to integrity, independence and vigorous civil rights enforcement” External link

news-24Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00:00 PM CET

Amy Klobuchar said: "a mad, angry mob invading this temple of our democracy," External link

CBCTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:43:00 PM CET

Robert Contee said: “This assault on the Capitol has exposed weaknesses in the security of the most secure city in the country,” External link

thedailybeastTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:29:00 PM CET

Amy Klobuchar said: "The stakes are so high. We want this to be as constructive as possible. We must have the facts and the answers are in this room" External link

thenational-ae-worldTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:50:00 PM CET

Robert Contee said: "From that point, it took another 3 1/2 hours until all rioters were removed from the Capitol," External link

thehillTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM CET

Robert Contee said: "As they continue to scrub social media, we are learning more and more and more that this is clearly a coordinated effort," External link

foxnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:37:00 PM CET

Paul Irving said (about Steven Sund): “We did discuss whether the intelligence warranted having troops at the Capitol, and our collective judgment at that time was no — the intelligence did not warrant that,” “The intelligence did warrant the plan that had been prepared by Chief Sund” External link

voanewsWednesday, February 24, 2021 3:27:00 AM CET

Steven Sund said: "Although it appears that there were numerous participants from multiple states planning this attack, the entire intelligence community seems to have missed it," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:49:00 AM CET

Robert Contee told: "I was surprised at the reluctance to immediately send the National Guard to the Capitol grounds," External link

thehillTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM CET

Robert Contee said: “To be clear, available intelligence pointed to a large presence of some of the same groups that had contributed to violence in the city after demonstrations in November and December,” “The District did not have any intelligence pointing to a coordinated assault on the Capitol” External link

thedailybeastTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:29:00 PM CET

Steven Sund wrote (about Gary Peters): "During the meeting, no entity, including the FBI, provided any intelligence indicating that there would be a coordinated violent attack on the United States Capitol by thousands of well-equipped armed insurrectionists," “There is no question that on Jan. 6, a breakdown of leadership, preparation and response allowed domestic terrorists — including white supremacist and anti-government groups — to breach the Capitol in an attempt to overturn a free and fair election," Sen. Peters told ABC News in a statement. "The American people deserve to know how it happened and what actions lawmakers will take to prevent hate groups and dangerous conspiracy theorists from further attacking our country” External link

ABCnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 12:13:00 PM CET

Rob Portman said: “This will tell what reforms need to be made,” External link

nprTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:20:00 AM CET

Roy Blunt said (about Paul Irving): “Mr Irving, why would you not remember that?” External link

heraldsunTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:01:00 PM CET

Steven Sund added: "These people came with equipment, climbing gear," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 8:24:00 PM CET

Steven Sund said: “We properly planned for a mass protest and civil unrest,” External link

news-24Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00:00 PM CET

Robert Contee said: “I’m the chief of police. I promise you, my phone is on 24/7,” External link

wkbwTuesday, February 23, 2021 9:21:00 PM CET

Steven Sund said: "I think there was a significant coordination with this attack," External link

foxnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:37:00 PM CET

Steven Sund claimed: “I notified the two sergeants-at-arms by 1.09pm that I urgently needed support, and asked them to declare a state of emergency and authorise the National Guard,” “I was advised by Mr Irving that he needed to run it up the chain of command. I continued to follow up with Mr Irving, who was with Mr Stenger at the time, and we advised that he was waiting to hear back from congressional leadership, but expected authorisation at any moment” External link

heraldsunTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:01:00 PM CET

Paul D Irving said: “And for each of the days leading up to January 6 and indeed on January 6 itself the [U.S. Capitol Police] issued a daily intelligence report in which it assessed the potential for civil disobedience arrests as ‘remote’ to ‘improbable,” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, February 23, 2021 5:02:00 PM CET

Steven Sund wrote: "was concerned about the 'optics' and didn't feel the intelligence supported it," External link

cbs46Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:01:00 PM CET

Richard Burr said: “Members of Congress do not become subject matter experts just because they are members of Congress, just because they sit on a committee that has health responsibilities,” External link

news-24Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00:00 PM CET

Robert Contee said: “I think the intelligence did not make it where it needed to be,” External link

courthousenewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:56:00 PM CET

Amy Klobuchar said: “The stakes are so high. We want this to be as constructive as possible,” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, February 23, 2021 9:38:00 PM CET

Steven Sund said: “I know a number of groups are investigating this incident. I think they will find it to be a very complicated and bureaucratic method of maintaining security in the nation’s Capitol,” External link

nprTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:20:00 AM CET

Steven Sund said: “I actually just in the last 24 hours was informed by the department that we actually had received that report,” External link

thehillTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM CET

Robert Contee said: "In response to that, there was not an immediate 'yes,'" External link

upiTuesday, February 23, 2021 8:22:00 PM CET

Robert Contee said: "I was stunned at the response from Department of the Army, which was reluctant to send the D.C. National Guard to the Capitol," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:49:00 AM CET

Steven Sund said: “These criminals came prepared for war,” External link

nytimesWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:57:00 AM CET

Roy Blunt asked: “And who did you ask for assistance at 1.09pm?” External link

heraldsunTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:01:00 PM CET

Steven A Sund said: “Based on the intelligence that we received,” External link

breitbart-comTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:32:00 PM CET

Steven Sund argued: “No entity, including the FBI, provided any new intelligence on Jan. 6,” External link

news-24Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00:00 PM CET

Josh Hawley said: "Yeah, of course none of you were. There's absolutely no evidence to that effect," "To allege that you, any of you, were complicit in this violent mob attack on this building, I think, is not only extremely disrespectful. It's really quite shocking" External link

nbcnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:23:00 PM CET

Amy Klobuchar said: “I think most members here very firmly agree with that and I think it’s important for the public to know that,” External link

voanewsWednesday, February 24, 2021 3:27:00 AM CET

Robert Contee said: "At 2:22 p.m., a call was convened with, among others, myself, leadership of the Capitol Police, the D.C. National Guard, and the Department of the Army," External link

nbcnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:23:00 PM CET

Steven A Sund said: “These criminals came prepared for war,” External link

nytimesWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:57:00 AM CET

Robert Contee said: “I would definitely think the violent insurgency on Capitol Hill would warrant a phone call or something,” External link

oltnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 8:54:00 PM CET

Elena Schneider reports: “Google will lift its ban on political ads on Wednesday, ending a self-imposed prohibition that had been active since the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol,” External link

justsecurityTuesday, February 23, 2021 2:51:00 PM CET

Paul Irving testified (about Michael Stenger): “Had I received a call at that time, I had everyone with me. I had Mr. Stenger, leadership — we would have approved it immediately,” “So I have no recollection of that call, and neither do I have a record of it” External link

thehillWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:35:00 AM CET

Robert Contee said: "I certainly believe it was coordinated," External link

foxnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:37:00 PM CET

Steven Sund said: “A clear lack of accurate and complete intelligence across several federal agencies contributed to this event, and not poor planning by United States Capitol Police,” External link

forbesTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:19:00 PM CET

Steven Sund said: “It did not go any further than that,” External link

thehillTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM CET

Amy Klobuchar said: “The answers we get to our questions at this hearing on Tuesday, as well as future hearings, will really dictate the solutions,” External link

nprTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:20:00 AM CET

Rob Portman asked: “And if so, why was that request denied?” External link

thenational-ae-worldTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:50:00 PM CET

Steven Sund acknowledged: “That information would have been helpful,” External link

click2houstonWednesday, February 24, 2021 6:44:00 AM CET

Steven Sund said: "The United States Capitol Police, just like most law enforcement agencies, is a consumer of the information provided by the intelligence community," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 8:24:00 PM CET

Michael Stenger said: “We all agreed the intelligence did not support the troops and collectively decided to let it go,” External link

click2houstonWednesday, February 24, 2021 6:44:00 AM CET

Steven Sund said: “I’m just here to tell them everything I know about what I knew at the time and all the planning that I put in place at the time,” External link

nprTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:20:00 AM CET

Steven Sund said: “On Monday, January 4, I approached the two sergeants-at-arms to request the assistance of the National Guard, as I had no authority to do so without an emergency declaration by the Capitol Police Board,” External link

heraldsunTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:01:00 PM CET

Paul Irving said (about Michael Stenger): “I did not take it as a request. He was merely informing me that he had received an offer from the National Guard,” “And then when we included Mr. Stenger, the three of us discussed the specific issue as to whether the intelligence warranted the troops, and the answer was no” External link

thehillWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:35:00 AM CET

Paul D Irving told: “The intelligence was not that there would be a coordinated assault on the Capitol, nor was that contemplated in any of the inter-agency discussions that I attended before the attack,” External link

washtimesTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:37:00 PM CET

Gary Peters said: “Our goal today is to begin to understand where those breakdowns occurred,” External link

news-24Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00:00 PM CET

Steven Sund testified: "These people came specifically with equipment. You’re bringing climbing gear to a demonstration, explosives, chemical spray – you’re coming prepared," "The fact that the group attacked our West Front 20 minutes before the event at the Ellipse ended – they were planning on our agency not being at full strength at that time" External link

foxnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:37:00 PM CET

Paul Irving said: “We all believed that the plan met the threat and that we were prepared. We now know that we had the wrong plan. As one of the senior security leaders responsible for the event, I am accountable for that. I accept that responsibility,” External link

thedailybeastTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:29:00 PM CET

Paul Irving said: “And for each of the days leading up to January 6 – and indeed, on January 6 itself – the USCP issued a daily intelligence report in which it assessed the potential for civil disobedience and arrests as ‘remote’ to ‘improbable,’” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, February 23, 2021 5:02:00 PM CET

Amy Klobuchar said: "the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI because clearly we have, and our members have, additional questions," External link

nbcnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 11:23:00 PM CET

Steven Sund wrote: “There has been much conflicting information presented by various officials and the media regarding the preparations for and actions taken at the Capitol that day, and I would like to set the record straight from my perspective. Contrary to some of the reporting, the USCP had an effective plan in place to handle the First Amendment demonstrations and possible pockets of violence that were anticipated for January 6, based upon the available intelligence,” External link

thehillWednesday, February 24, 2021 5:15:00 AM CET

Michael Sherwin said: “Why they weren’t zip-tied as they left the building, I don’t know,” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, February 23, 2021 10:09:00 PM CET

Mr Peters asked: “How could you not get that vital intelligence?” External link

independent-ieWednesday, February 24, 2021 4:02:00 AM CET

Steven Sund wrote: “Perfect hindsight does not change the fact that nothing in our collective experience or our intelligence – including intelligence provided by FBI, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and D.C. Metropolitan Police (MPD) – indicated that a well-coordinated, armed assault on the Capitol might occur on Jan. 6,” External link

ABCnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 12:13:00 PM CET

Steven Sund said: "The events I witnessed on Jan. 6 was the worst attack on law enforcement and our democracy that I've seen in my entire career," External link

minnesota-publicradioWednesday, February 24, 2021 4:38:00 AM CET

Robert Contee said: “MPD police officers were involved in a literal battle for hours. Many were forced to fight hand to hand to prevent more rioters from entering the Capitol. This was not a peaceful protest. This was not a crowd trying to express their First Amendment rights, rights that we are proud to protect regardless of our beliefs, ” External link

explicaWednesday, February 24, 2021 4:10:00 AM CET

Robert Contee said: “The District did not have intelligence pointing to a coordinated assault on the Capitol,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:27:00 PM CET

Steven Sund responded: "I'd have to go back and look at the specific rule, but it's a standard - it's a standing rule that we have," "It's kind of interesting because it's very similar to the fact that I can't even give my men and women cold water on an excessively hot day without declaration of emergency" External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:49:00 AM CET

Paul Irving said (about Steven Sund): “I have no memory of a call at 1.09pm and I have reviewed my phone records: there is no call from Chief Sund (or any other person) at that time; the first call from Chief Sund in the one o’clock hour is at 1.28pm,” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, February 23, 2021 9:38:00 PM CET

Gary Peters said: “There were colossal breakdowns in the intelligence gathering and security preparations leading up to the events of Jan. 6, as well as during the coordination and response efforts once the attack got underway,” External link

reuters-inTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:49:00 PM CET

Steve Sund said: “I think in exigent circumstances that there needs to be a streamlined process for the Capitol Police chief, for Capitol Police, to have authority,” External link

washtimesTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:38:00 PM CET

Steven Sund told: "I think in exigent circumstances there needs to be a streamlined process for the Capitol Police chief, for Capitol Police, to have authority," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, February 24, 2021 1:49:00 AM CET

Amy Klobuchar said: “We are on a fast track here simply because decisions have to be made about the Capitol,” External link

news4jaxTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:56:00 AM CET

Gary Peters said: “While today’s hearing is first it will not be our last,” “The attack on Jan. 6 was extraordinary event that requires exhaustive consideration” External link

news-24Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00:00 PM CET

Paul Irving said: “They both seem satisfied with that,” External link

buzzfeednewsWednesday, February 24, 2021 4:56:00 AM CET

Paul Irving said: "Based on the information provided by Contee and Sund, I would agree," "The evidence would indicate a coordinated attack" External link

foxnewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 6:37:00 PM CET

Gary Peters said: "Why were they not really fully prepared to deal with what was a very large violent attack on the Capitol?" External link

newschannel5Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:23:00 PM CET

Steven Sund said: “The breach of the United States Capitol was not the result of poor planning or failure to contain a demonstration gone wrong,” “Without the intelligence to properly prepare, the USCP was significantly outnumbered and left to defend the Capitol against an extremely violent mob” External link

voanewsWednesday, February 24, 2021 3:27:00 AM CET

Steven Sund said: "This is a report that I am just learning about within the last — they informed me yesterday of the report," External link

minnesota-publicradioWednesday, February 24, 2021 4:38:00 AM CET

Roy Blunt said: “The subsequent suicides of USCP Officer Howard Liebengood and MPD Officer Jeffrey Smith were just the first and most tragic results from the psychological trauma that untold numbers of people experienced,” External link

news-24Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00:00 PM CET

Steven Sund wrote: “During the meeting, no entity, including the FBI, provided any intelligence indicating that there would be a coordinated violent attack on the United States Capitol by thousands of well-equipped armed insurrectionists,” External link

mycentraloregonTuesday, February 23, 2021 2:33:00 PM CET

Robert Contee testified: “The Army staff responded that they were not refusing to send them, but wanted to know the plan and did not like the optics of boots on the ground at the Capitol,” External link

courthousenewsTuesday, February 23, 2021 7:56:00 PM CET

Steven Sund said: “and didn’t feel that the intelligence supported it,” External link

voanewsWednesday, February 24, 2021 3:27:00 AM CET

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  • Intelligence failures and guard delays examined in Capitol riot hearing
  • Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach
  • Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on Capitol riot
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  • Former Capitol Police Chief Blames Intelligence Collapse for Jan.6 Capitol Rape
  • Ex-police chief blames intelligence community's unpreparedness for U.S. Capitol riot
  • Officials point to security, intel failures in US Capitol riot

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