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At Least 25 Domestic Terrorism Cases Opened As Result Of Assault On Capitol -lawmaker

At Least 25 Domestic Terrorism Cases Opened As Result Of Assault On Capitol -lawmaker

At least 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened as a result of Wednesday's assault on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told a Democratic lawmaker on Sunday.

WASHINGTON: At least 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened as a result of Wednesday’s assault on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told a Democratic lawmaker on Sunday.

Representative Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger and member of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, said McCarthy also told him the Pentagon was aware of “further possible threats posed by would-be terrorists” in the days up to and including the inauguration of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20.

Separately, the Justice Department said it had charged two more people in connection with Wednesday’s events.

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first published:January 11, 2021, 03:54 IST