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Secret Service warned Capitol Police of neo-Nazi threats weekly ahead of insurrection

After relaying to the Capitol that far-right extremists were organizing, Secret Service was told Thanks bro!

Published September 22, 2022 8: 54PM (EDT)

Pro-Trump protesters gather while watching U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.(Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

A fresh investigation has revealed that Secret Service was monitoring threats contrary to the U.S. Capitol created by a minumum of one neo-Nazi group ahead of Jan. 6.

In accordance with Crew, the threats involved were created by an associate ofVorherrschaft Division on afar-right extremistmessaging site calledTelegram. Initially spotted bySITE Intelligence Group, the statements manufactured in an apparent try to organize violent maneuvers contrary to the Capitol were then relayed to Capitol Police by Secret Service, of which point these were told “Thanks bro!”

“We are in need of boots on the floor and voices loud enough to be heard for miles. That is the only way things will change,” read among the messages warned about. In another, like-minded organizers were urged to”push for more nationalist policies and attitudes.”

After spotting these communications,SITE Intelligence Group, “a non-governmental organization tracking online activity of white nationalists and extremist groups” recognized them to be an imminent threat as they’re trained to identify and inform relevant officials of the very things. But after the intel was offered the trick Service, and Capitol Police, there appears to have been a lapse in an over-all sense of preventative urgency.

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In Crew’s reporting they highlight that “Vorherrschaft Division is really a neo-Nazi group and something of several white nationalist groups organizing on Telegram. The group was never someone to take lightly, however the Secret Service seems to have paid it only passing attention.”

As well as the threats created by neo-Nazis, Secret Service received several tips from the “concerned citizen” that “two different people, including a topic who previously made threats against Joe Biden, were flying to DC to wait Trump’s rally and ‘incite violence,’ in accordance with Crew, “and that another individual will be driving to DC with ballistic helmets, armored gloves and vests, rifles and suppressors.”

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