Trump-Biden: Security fears cloud build-up to inauguration

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An internal FBI bulletin is warning state and local law enforcement that they should prepare for violence by right-wing extremists on Sunday, according to US media who’ve seen the document.

The FBI memo – reportedly issued a week before last week’s attack on the US Capitol – identifies credible threats to the US Capitol and all 50 state capitols, from 16 January to 20 January.

A violent far-right group known as the Boogaloo is behind these organising efforts, according to the document.

It states the Boogaloo movement believes “an impending insurgency against the government is forthcoming, and some believe they should accelerate the timeline with armed, anti-government actions leading to a civil war”.

Members of the movement are calling for the “storming” of state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration next Wednesday – and on the day itself.

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The FBI is currently reviewing over 40,000 digital media tips received from the public in recent days, after it appealed for help identifying rioters who joined the Capitol unrest.

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