Over the course of the last several weeks, the FBI has made it very clear that they are concerned about extremist plots against our elected officials and the city of Washington DC in general.
The warnings came after a mob of right-wing radicals stormed the US Capitol on January 6th, in what can only be described as an attempt to prevent the certification of the 2020 election results.
These continued threats forced the National Guard to deploy tens of thousands of troops to Washington DC ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20th, with many thousands still remaining today, (eating rotten food and metal shavings, apparently).
On Thursday, Capitol Police revealed that they had been monitoring a serious and specific plot against the Capitol.
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Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, nearly two months after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the iconic building to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s victory.
The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon, that Trump will rise again to power on March 4. That was the original presidential inauguration day until 1933, when it was moved to Jan. 20.
The details were somewhat expected.
Online chatter identified by authorities included discussions among members of the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia group, concerning possible plots against the Capitol on Thursday, according to two law enforcement officials who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Members of the Three Percenters were among the extremists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.
The plot was enough to spur the House of Representatives to cancel their Thursday session.
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