Inspector Basic is reviewing the federal government’s response to the Capitol assault
Justice, Homeland Security, Defense and Home Affairs investigators have announced plans to slow down their respective authorities’ response to questions about delays in calling for assistance on January 6, the day President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol to rush to review the election results.
“The review of the DOJ OIG will include a review of information relevant to the January 6th events that was available to the DOJ and its components prior to January 6th. the extent to which such information has been shared by the DOJ and its components with the US Capitol Police and other federal, state and local agencies; and the role of DOJ staff in responding to the events at the US Capitol on January 6, ”Michael Horowitz, inspector general of the Justice Department announced this morning.
“The DOJ OIG will also examine for any weaknesses in the DOJ’s protocols, policies, or procedures that affect the DOJ or its components’ ability to effectively prepare for and respond to the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. impaired, “he explained to continuation.
The DOJ oversees the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which manages information related to the riot, while the Home Office oversees the park police who have responded to the riot. The Department of Defense is responsible for calling in the National Guard in the district whose response has been delayed.
The DHS Inspector General’s office will review the division’s intelligence office and the manner in which it is providing law enforcement agencies with information about the attack. Law enforcement components are also considered as part of the review.
News of these investigations comes after Congress announced that it would continue its own investigation into the events. Several Republican members of Congress, including Representative Lauren Boebert (Colorado) and Senators Josh Hawley, Missouri and Ted Cruz, Texas, have received heavy criticism for their role in not only spreading but also the president’s unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud Too far to downplay the scale of the attack that killed five people, including a Capitol policeman who was hit with a fire extinguisher and later died of his injuries.
President Trump was charged a second time in his tenure after the House passed impeachment proceedings convicting him of inciting insurgency. A trial against the Senate will take place at a later date shortly after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
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