Dozens on FBI terrorist watchlist came to D.C. the day of Capitol riot

January 14, 2021 ☼ jan6domestic-terrorism

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Dozens on FBI terrorist watchlist came to D.C. the day of Capitol riot

Dozens of people on a terrorist watch list were in Washington for pro-Trump events Jan. 6, a day that ended in a chaotic crime rampage when a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to people familiar with evidence gathered in the FBI’s investigation.

The majority of the watch-listed individuals in Washington that day are suspected white supremacists whose past conduct so alarmed investigators that their names had been previously entered into the national Terrorist Screening Database, or TSDB, a massive set of names flagged as potential security risks, these people said. The watch list is larger and separate from the “no-fly” list the government maintains to prevent terrorism suspects from boarding airplanes, and those listed are not automatically barred from any public or commercial spaces, current and former officials said.

And so it starts. I predict many more than “dozens” will end up on this list.