FBI tracking 'extensive' online chatter about armed protests

15 Janvier, 2021, 19:51 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • FBI warns of potential armed protests across country

Supporters of President Donald Trump rampaged in the building following a speech in which the Republican urged them to fight Democrat President-elect Joe Biden's election victory. Trump falsely claims he lost because of widespread voting fraud.

They join the Senate Homeland Security and Rules Committees investigating security lapses at the Capitol complex on January 6 which resulted in rioters entering the building and threatening legislators, congressional staff and members of the media.

Wray also said that law enforcement was aware of and monitoring "an extensive amount of concerning online chatter" ahead of President-elect Biden's inauguration next week, but added that authorities were having to sift through "what's aspirational versus what's intentional".

Pence thanked the FBI's aggressive posture on bringing to justice those who desecrated the seat of the democracy last week. The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach Trump on charges of incitement.

"Since the January 6 siege, intelligence officials have seen Chinese, Iranian and Russian efforts to fan the violent rhetoric, according to a joint threat assessment dated Thursday", the Times reports.

"The prevalent consensus across the movements involved in or supporting the Capitol siege is that they will keep pushing forward."

Federal authorities are warning state leaders to be prepared for attacks across the country in the days before Biden's inauguration.

When Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ comes out on Disney+: How to watch
The composer is Christophe Beck, and theme (for certain episodes) is by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. If you're a casual Marvel viewer rather than an obsessive, coming across this series may just be confusing.

Des hommes armés tuent six éco-gardes — Parc des Virunga
C'est le plus ancien parc national d'Afrique et la plus grande réserve de forêt tropicale humide, d'une superficie de 7 800 km2. Le législateur provincial Elie Nzaghani a confirmé le décompte de Nyamitwitwi dans la province de Rutshuru.

Disparition de Delphine Jubillar : le message Facebook, "un mystère de plus"
Les gendarmes vont désormais chercher à identifier la personne qui s'est connectée et à déterminer s'il s'agit ou non, d'un piratage.

The memo mentions other acts of violence on Capitol grounds from January 6 - including two explosive devices that were left outside the Republican and Democratic national committees' headquarters and nooses and plastic restraints carried by rioters "possibly to demonstrate their intent to cause harm to government officials".

Similar fears were voiced by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who said that as a precaution, he had called up more than 400 National Guard troops and closed state offices in Columbus until 21 January.

"In 2021, threats and plotting of illegal activity, including destruction of property and violence targeting officials at all levels of the government, law enforcement, journalists, and infrastructure, as well as sporadic violence surrounding lawful protests, rallies, demonstrations, and other gatherings by DVEs will very likely increase due to renewed measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, socio-political conditions, and perceived government overreach", the memo, released Wednesday, warns.

Twitter also shut down more than 70,000 accounts affiliated with the conspiracy theory QAnon, believers of which are thought to have been involved in the recent riots.

The FBI has already warned of armed protests being planned in Washington and all 50 state capitals in the run-up to the inauguration, including three separate plots to attack the Capitol.

Separately, it has emerged the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security did not do a formal threat assessment prior to the riots despite having warned law enforcement agencies about the potential for extremist-driven violence.

The warning has been sent out to law enforcement agencies across the country.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Airbnb to block Washington D.C. reservations during inauguration
Democratic President-elect Joe Biden was the biggest recipient of Airbnb donations. This will apply to all reservations on Airbnb-owned HotelTonight as well.

Wholesale inflation eases to 1.22% in Dec on decline in food prices
Similar to Food, Alcoholic Beverages and Tabacco saw a relatively high month-on-month inflation (0.9%). The Retail inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.93 per cent in November.

Surviving Covid provides as good immunity as vaccine, new report finds
The SIREN research study regularly tested nearly 21,000 health workers from across the United Kingdom between June and November. In that span, 6,614 participants tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, and 14,000 had no signs of previous infection.

Historic Nasa SpaceX launch postponed due to bad weather
NASA and SpaceX also have a YouTube livestream of the launch , with commentary from NASA mission directors and other employees. Inside the craft, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will lift off en route to the International Space Station.

Ivanka's 'insane' rule for Secret Service
The story includes quotes from neighbours who remember seeing the porta-potty, and felt sympathy for the Secret Service agents. A Secret Service spokesman said it would not comment on the "resources utilised to carry out our protective mission".

Les joueurs invités à discuter avec les clubs
Un communiqué a été publié dans lequel on apprend que " l'UNFP , après échange avec les clubs, rappelle qu'elle est pleinement consciente de la situation ".

NYC bendy bus left dangling from overpass in Bronx
Several entry points to the freeway and road below have been blocked by police as crews work to safely remove the wreckage. We are conducting a full investigation and will implement lessons learned in order to prevent it from happening again.

Le grand concours des animateurs : Brigitte Macron et Didier Deschamps invités
Brigitte Macron participe en tant que Présidente de la Fondation des Hôpitaux de France et au profit des Pièces Jaunes. Une soirée unique et exceptionnelle qui risque de rapporter une coquette somme d'argent à l'association!

Alliance avec Al-Qaïda : l’Iran critique sèchement Pompeo après ses accusations
Si nous ignorons cet axe Iran/Al-Qaïda, c'est à nos risques et périls. "Nous devons l'affronter. Pompeo) "aux accusations (contre l'Iran ) à propos d'Al-Qaïda", "M.

La Rochelle : L'épidémie se propage, le club ferme ses portes
Aucun cas n'ayant été relevé dans l'équipe administrative, le siège reprendra son activité dès ce jour. Ils ne sont pas concernés par la programmation ce week-end de matchs en retard du Top 14.