The Secret Service and the U.S. Capitol attack

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Frank Figliuzzi, FBI former assistant director for counterintelligence is always someone worth listening to. On Friday’s episode of The Last Word with Laurence O’Donnell, Figliuzzi made another one of his very astute observations, and the kind of valid point that always make him worthy of watching every time.

On the day of the attack Trump is reported by multiple sources to have been joyfully watching the attack unfold on television for hours, not giving orders or clearance for back-up forces to come into DC and assist. Figliuzzi noted that that the first order of protocol if there is any sort of an attack anywhere is to shepherd the POTUS away to a bunker. It is not to let him hang out and “watch TV.” Yet that is precisely what he did.

Why did the Secret Service not take him to a secure location? How and why were they so sure that they and Trump wouldn’t be targeted? Figliuzzi finished by concluding that the Secret Service Agents who were with Trump must be questioned. So, who’s questioning the Secret Service Agents?

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