At least 25 domestic terrorism cases opened in US
US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has confirmed that at least 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened as a result of the recent assault on the US Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.
The Justice Department also said two more men were arrested in connection with the rioting. Five people died in the attack, including a police officer. A second police officer responding to the attack later died while off duty, but the cause has not been formally released.
Representative Jason Crow, a member of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, suggested that McCarthy has said that the Pentagon was aware of ‘further possible threats posed by would-be terrorists’ in the days up to and including the inauguration of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on 20 January.
Crow said he raised grave concerns about reports that active-duty and reserve military members were involved in the assault, and has urged McCarthy to expedite investigations and courts-martial, and ensure no troops to be deployed on 20 January were sympathetic to domestic militants.