Republican Sen. Rob Portman is urging President Trump to "explicitly" tell his supporters to "remain peaceful and refrain from violence" in the runup to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration as lawmakers grow increasingly concerned about the potential for another riot like the one at the Capitol last week.
"Their only marching orders", he said, are to build sedition and conspiracy charges related to "the most heinous acts that occurred in the Capitol, and these are significant charges that have felonies with a prison terms of up to 20 years".
D'Antuono defended the handling of the information, saying it was shared in 40 minutes with other law enforcement agencies.More news: Emma Roberts shares first photo of infant son, Rhodes Robert Hedlund
"We developed some intelligence that a number of individuals were planning to travel to the DC area with intentions to cause violence", D'Antuono said. Agents, he said, "are scrubbing video, we're talking to witnesses, we're talking to individuals that we arrest".
Sherwin also discussed pipe bombs found at the RNC and DNC offices. This impeachment is causing tremendous anger, and they're doing it, and it's really a awful thing that they're doing.
"We don't know exactly why they didn't go off", he added. That is all obviously being vetted and investigated.More news: James Harden Says He Loves Houston But Rockets Situation Can't Be Fixed
He said investigators are seeking the people who planted the bombs.
"And as mentioned, with this strike-force to focus strictly on sedition charges, we're looking at, in creating this, just like a significant global counterterrorism or counterintelligence operation, we're looking at everything", Sherwin said. "So no resource related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the United States attorney's office will be unchecked in terms of trying to determine exactly, if there was a command and control, how it operated and how they executed these activities".
Walking back his earlier remarks, D'Antuono credited intelligence from the Bureau for the Metropolitan Police's arrest and charging of Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the extremist Proud Boys group whom authorities found carrying high-capacity magazines into the nation's capital on January 4, the night before the rallies that preceded the invasion. It got ingested into the JTTF system.More news: Ubisoft Massive to Make Open-World, Story-Driven Star Wars Game
Unveiling a new sedition "strike force" staffed with national security and public corruption prosecutors, the acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia made clear on Tuesday that the dozens of charges made public six days after the U.S. Capitol insurrection are only a beginning. "The men and women of the FBI will leave no stone unturned in this investigation".