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Richard Durbin, the Democratic chair of the Senate judiciary committee, has written to the head of the FBI demanding answers over why the agency failed to anticipate the January 6 Capitol insurrection, according to the Washington Post.
“Despite clear evidence that these violent extremists coordinated in advance, the FBI does not appear to have warned of potential violence targeting the January 6 Joint Session of Congress until Jan 5, 2021 – and even then, the FBI’s warning was limited to a Situational Information Report that you have characterized as ‘raw, unverified’ intelligence,” Durbin wrote to Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI.
The Rev Al Sharpton, speaking at the funeral for Andrew Brown Jr, a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, has called on police to release of body camera footage from the incident.
“I know a con game when I see it. Release the whole tape and let the folks see what happened to Andrew Brown,” Sharpton told mourners in a scorching eulogy at the invitation-only service at a church in Elizabeth City.