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The former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says he learned this week that his officers had received a report from an FBI field office in Virginia that forecast in detail the chances extremists could commit "war" in Washington the following day. (Feb. 23)
AMY KLOBUCHAR: The FBI'S Norfork field office issued a threat report on January 5 that detailed specific calls for violence online in connection with January 6, including that protesters, quote, "be ready to fight," end quote, and quote, "go there ready for war," end quote.
I guess I'll start with you, Mr. Sund. When a critical intelligence report is received by the Capitol Police from an intelligence community source like the FBI, who usually would receive it? And I guess I'll start with did you receive this report?
STEVEN SUND: Thank you very much for the question, ma'am. I actually just in the last 24 hours was informed by the department that they actually had received that report. It was received by what we call-- it's one of our sworn members that's assigned to the joint terrorism task force, which is a task force with the FBI.
They received it the evening of the 5th, reviewed it, and then forwarded it over to an official at the intelligence division over at US Capitol Police headquarters.
AMY KLOBUCHAR: And so you hadn't seen it yourself?
STEVEN SUND: No, ma'am. It did not go any further than that.
AMY KLOBUCHAR: OK. And then was it sent to the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms?
STEVEN SUND: I don't believe it went any farther than from the SART over to the Sergeant at the intelligence division.
AMY KLOBUCHAR: OK. And Mr Irving, Mr. Stanger, did you get that report beforehand? Mr. Stanger, did you get the report?
AMY KLOBUCHAR: OK. Mr. Irving?
- I did not.
AMY KLOBUCHAR: OK. So I think that may have contributed part to the lack of information. But I'll leave that for the future.