Secret Service documents handed over to January 6 committee show law enforcement discussed Capitol threats

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Secret Service documents handed over to January 6 committee show law enforcement discussed Capitol threats

(CNN) — Documents provided to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection by the US Secret Service show that the agency and its law enforcement partners were aware of social media posts that contained violent language and threats aimed at lawmakers prior to the US Capitol attack.

The documents also show the Secret Service took into account assessments from partner agencies, including the FBI and US Capitol Police, as they determined their security posture ahead of the January 6 vote certification. Despite the violent online rhetoric shared in these documents, none of the agencies gave a clear warning about the potential for large scale violence like what unfolded at the Capitol building that day, in spite of information they were sharing.

However, the Secret Service was alerted to social media posts from sites such as Parler, which was then a popular far-right platform.

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