Ahead of US Inauguration, FBI Screens Troops

Ahead of president Joe Biden Inauguration, FIB screen troops.

AFP report that numbers of troops were increase through out Washington ahead of the Inauguration slated for Wednesday 20th January 2021.

Recalled that Trump loyalist had few days invaded the Capitol over the continued refusal of President Donald Trump to accept defeat.

However, after the public criticism over the riot that claim five lives, Donald finally accept defeat, said he will allow free transition of power.

Report by AFP read “Members of the National Guard stand outside the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration.

US law enforcement agencies are screening National Guard members to make sure they do not pose a security risk during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, a four-star general said in comments broadcast Sunday.

Following the January 6 riots at the Capitol building in support of outgoing President Donald Trump, it emerged that some of those involved had current or former ties to the military.

General Daniel Hokanson, who heads the National Guard Bureau, was asked by CBS News on Sunday if troops were being checked as they arrived in Washington.

“In coordination with the Secret Service and the FBI, they’re screening all the personnel that are coming in,” Hokanson said.

Much of Washington resembles a fortified compound in a war zone, with most of the downtown area blocked off, security fences topped by razor wire and about 25,000 National Guard troops deployed to the capital.

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In a recent letter to all US troops, the Joint Chiefs of Staff told service members the January 6 riots were “inconsistent with the rule of law” and said troops “must embody the values and ideals of the nation.”

(AFP)

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