LIVE: U.S. Capitol Steps Up Security Amid Threats of Violence & More Top Stories

(Jan. 15) The week before Joe Biden’s inauguration, downtown Washington looks like a city preparing for war.
A huge swath of the city core is blocked off, patrolled by uniformed National Guard forces as part of a buildup not seen since the Civil War. And the U.S. capital is getting even more fortified as federal, state and local officials brace for a worst-case scenario of violence tied to the Jan. 20 inauguration.
More than 25,000 law enforcement, military and intelligence personnel have been activated to provide security in Washington leading up to President-elect Biden’s swearing-in, a ceremony that will have far less pomp than in the past because of the Covid-19 pandemic and last week’s deadly riots at the Capitol.
Behind the scenes, federal agents, prosecutors and analysts are racing to track and disrupt active plots in what some say is the greatest security challenge since the days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to current and former U.S. officials.
“We’re concerned about the potential for violence at multiple protests and rallies planned here in D.C. and at state capitol buildings around the country in the days to come,” FBI Director Christoper Wray said in a security briefing on Thursday. “It could bring armed individuals within close proximity to government buildings and officials.”
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  1. VJPStyles


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    How the hell did he make president???? He is soooo corrupt its not funny. Do you americans not see and realize his and his sons involvement in the Ukrainian power company scandal while he was vice president. His son gets put on a power company's board and getting payed millions a year with no qualifications while his dad threatens Ukraine into firing the prosecutor that was going after the power company for corruption. Come on people are you all deaf and blind? How does nobody see this as wrong? Oh, and to all those bogus accounts\channels that were created recently with little to no content just for the purpose of trying to sway peoples opinions with their comments. Go ahead and try and discredit or talk trash about me or trump because really, i have an established account\channel and i don't pay attention to comments coming from said bogus people. And with that, regards from Canada and stay safe people. Proof below

  2. Jesse J James

    Jesse J James

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    So the party that wants NO BORDER WALLS DEMANDS WALLS when 9 months of Riots, Looting gets to close and puts THIER life in danger. What about all the AMERICANS who lost their life while Democrats were INSTRUCTING people to ‘GET IN THEIR FACE, TELL THEM WE DON’T NEED THEIR KIND HERE’, ‘They’ll never know what hit them when we get done’ so Democrats have as much blame as ANYONE starting all this so now Americans are reacting and they’re the ‘bad people’. Sucks when it’s turned on yourself doesn’t ???