Transcript for Susan Collins ‘pretty pessimistic’ about reviving Jan. 6 commission
Intelligence failures at every level. That was the conclusion today from a bipartisan five month long senate probe on the January 6 insurrection released earlier today. The 95 page report found six mid breakdowns in many warning signs that went ignored. One senator even saying the siege was planned in plain sight. The program commenced when he improvements such as increasing police training in better intelligence sharing at the capitol. There are questions tonight about what the report did not focus on lawmakers were not allowed to look into whether former president trump had any role in inciting attacks. The senators also were unable to interview any of the 465. Under arrest in the attack. As their cases move through what is one of being largest criminal investigations in FBI history congressional correspondent Rachel Scott leads us off tonight. From Washington. Tonight eight blistering bipartisan report revealing massive security feel your bed every level of government leading up to January 6. The five month investigation cleaning the dark picture. Revealing critical breakdowns in communication and preparation among the capitol police FBI DHS and Department of Defense. The panel finding that weeks before the attack capitol police intelligence uncovered information about the threat of violence. Including a blog post with a map of the capital encouraging trump supporters to sue rounds every building with a tunnel entrance or exit. One comment saying. This is do or die bring your guns but the full scope of that information was never fully conveying to capitol police leadership or its officers who then came under attack. Senator Amy Klobuchar was one of four senators who led the review is there any reason. Why they capital. Should add about global on January 6 now. The literally there were. Post floating around with maps of the tunnels under the. Hospital the report laying out when he recommendations including the selection of the new capitol police chief. Late today the department responding this department is already making major changes to protect our most valuable asset which is you. And everybody on capitol grounds. But the report did not address what led up to the attack including if former president Donald Trump's weren't provoked the violence we saw on that date boarding contributing factors in the weeks and months leading up to be attacked. And tonight renewed calls from Democrats and some Republicans to investigate what led to this. Even after efforts for January 6 commission failed I think this record is very valuable. But not a substitute important and it connects. But it authority field once in the senate blocked by Republicans Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell telling me it's a non starter. Coordinated was a quick solution to the problem on security. And pursued of those who broke the law which the Justice Department assures me is going on very very aggressively.
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