WASHINGTON D.C. – The FBI and the Department of Justice held a press conference Tuesday afternoon saying they are combing through surveillance video, looking at pictures and going through about 45,000 tips as they work to hold the rioters accountable who breached the US Capitol building.
As that investigation is underway, the FBI is now preparing for armed protests being planned across the country.
Security has been stepped up across the country after the FBI sent a disturbing warning that, “armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols.”
The new intelligence is pointing to an armed group calling for the “storming” of government buildings and courthouses if President Trump is removed before Jan. 20th.
The FBI saying the group is also planning attacks in Washington D.C. the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Specific threats have been identified against Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
State officials are reacting to a dangerous environment and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called for emergency action.
“If I’m scared of anything, it’s for our democracy, because we have very extreme factions in our country that are armed and dangerous,” said Mayor Bowser.
The FBI said it is combing through surveillance video and tips, urgently hunting for a man suspected of planting two powerful pipe bombs in the RNC and DNC headquarters. They released new photographs highlighting the suspect’s distinctive backpack and shoes.
Investigators are also trying to identify the man captured in photographs carrying a confederate flag through the capitol.
Hundreds more could be arrested in the coming days. So far 70 arrests have been made.
Jake Angeli, who appeared at multiple pro-Trump events dressed in the costume he wore during the attack on Congress, is now in an Arizona jail.
Adam Johnson, the Florida man caught on camera carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern has been charged with three counts, including theft of government property.
Ohio congressman Tim Ryan revealed Tuesday that up to 15 law enforcement officers are under investigation for their response to the assault.
“It was appalling to be side-by-side with the heroes that were doing everything right and then having others taking selfies with the domestic terrorists,” Ryan said.
The National Parks Service has closed the National Monument until at least Jan. 24 citing credible threats.