A Capitol Police official radioed units outside of the building on the morning of Jan. 6 and told them only to scout for anti-Trump troublemakers — not pro-Trump protesters, according to the findings of an internal investigation revealed at a public hearing by Rep. Zoe Lofgren.
Lofgren (D-Calif.) revealed the finding while she questioned Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton, who appeared before the House Administration Committee Wednesday to testify about security failures that precipitated the Jan. 6 attack.
The department’s Office of Professional Responsibility found that a radio transmission to “all outside units’ attention” that they should not be “looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd,” according to Lofgren. She added they were “only looking for any anti-Trump.”
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NEWS: A Capitol Police officer is under investigation for radioing all units on the morning of 1/6 and telling them to look for ONLY anti-Trump troublemakers, not pro-Trump.
A key lawmaker revealed the contours of the ongoing probe today.https://t.co/JxutDwyZVt
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 21, 2021