Ken Dilanian: Senate Report on Security Failures on Capitol Riot ‘Is Devastating’
DILANIAN: “Now, on the Capitol Police front, man, it’s a devastating report, because it really shows that, for example, the reporting that NBC News did about this site called the donald.win, where people for weeks before January 6th were talking about the tunnels around the Capitol, posting maps, talking about their plan to rush the perimeter, talking about attacking the Capitol, the Capitol Police knew about that. This report shows that the FBI passed that on to the Capitol Police, but they did not circulate it to their rank and file members. And it really portrays the situation where the rank and file was left out to dry. And there are some harrowing quotes from individual officers who spoke to the committee, and let me just read one of them to you. 'I was horrified that no deputy chief or above was on the radio helping us. For hours, the screams on the radio were horrific. The sights were unimaginable and there was a complete loss of control. For hours, no chief or above took command and control. Officers were begging and pleading for help for medical triage.' Joe, there was a lack of leadership on the part of the Capitol Police. And Yolanda Pittman, who was the acting chief, was in charge of the intelligence components in the weeks leading up to the Capitol, guys."