Rep. Carolyn Maloney says Parler sent warnings over 50 times ahead of Capitol riots

FBI Director Christopher Wray claimed ignorance, saying, 'My understanding is that they sent emails to a particular Field Office and that some of those contained possible threat information and some of them were referred to domestic terrorism squads.'

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FBI Director Christopher Wray claimed ignorance, saying, 'My understanding is that they sent emails to a particular Field Office and that some of those contained possible threat information and some of them were referred to domestic terrorism squads.'

FBI Director Christopher Wray claimed ignorance, saying, 'My understanding is that they sent emails to a particular Field Office and that some of those contained possible threat information and some of them were referred to domestic terrorism squads.'

more than 50 times leading up to the January 6 attacks on the Capitol.Maloney, the Democratic chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, presented research into why the response was so slow to requests for aid from the Capitol Police on January 6."The threats, I would say, were everywhere," Maloney said."The system was blinking red."

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Maloney questioned FBI Director Christopher A. Wray about the bureau's lack of a response to several intelligence alerts pre-riots, particularly dozens of warnings from Parler.The"Committee has obtained docs showing that...Parler sent the FBI evidence of planned violence in DC on January 6. Parler referred this content to the FBI for investigation over 50 times," Maloney said, presenting documents from former Department of Defense special counsel, Ryan Goodman. The content allegedly included"specific threats of violence being planned at the Capitol."

Wray claimed ignorance, saying,"I'm not aware of Parler ever trying to contact my office.""My understanding is that they sent emails to a particular Field Office," he said,"and that some of those contained possible threat information, and some of them were referred to domestic terrorism squads." headtopics.com

Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York revealed to the House Oversight Committee and the Reform Committee Tuesday that the conservative social media site Parler sent warnings about its users' violence to the FBI more than 50 times leading up to the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol. Here, Rep. Maloney speaks on Capitol Hill June 7 2021 in Washington D.C.

Drew Angerer/GettyWray gave a different answer to a similar line of questioning from California Congressman Eric Swalwell on the House floor on June 10, saying,"Certainly we were aware of online chatter about the potential for violence but I'm not aware that we had any intelligence indicating that hundreds of individuals were going to storm the Capitol itself."

This was in response to Swalwell's question,"Prior to January 6th did the FBI receive any tips from social media companies about threats to the Capitol?" Read more: Newsweek »

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