The FBI reportedly is investigating whether pro-Trump insurrecitonists were assisted by police and staffers in the building when they stormed U.S. Capitol, a move authorities believe was likely premeditated.
High ranking sources inside the Capitol Police Dept. tell TMZ the FBI is looking at several facts that stink of an inside job. For starters, the Bureau is puzzled by the ease with which the mob found its way to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s office.
It’s not off any main hallway or next to other Congressional offices … in fact, the path to get to the entrance is maze-like and not open to the public like other parts of the Capitol. The rioters who took it over — vandalizing it and stealing a laptop — got there within 10 minutes of entering the Capitol.
We’re told the FBI feels someone must have provided a roadmap for them to find it that quickly. Remember, the Capitol has been closed to the public since March due to the pandemic so it’s not like these guys could have been casing it to plot their path.
The FBI reportedly is considering as suspects “Capitol Police officers and many other Capitol staffers, such as engineers, plumbers and janitors.”
Sources told TMZ that “some officers could be charged with cowardice — legally defined as failure to take proper police action.”
In addition, rioters and anyone who assisted them “could also be charged for threats and menacing against Congress … because the House and Senate were in session when the mob breached the building,” the outlet reported.
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