Department of Defense | Office of Inspector General
Notes: DOD | IG Report
- “[T]he actions the DoD took before January 6, 2021, to prepare for the planned protests in Washington, D.C., on January 5 and 6, 2021, were appropriate, supported by requirements, consistent with the DoD’s roles and responsibilities . . . and compliant with laws, regulations, and other applicable guidance”
- “[T]he DoD’s actions to respond to the [United States Capitol Police Request for Assistance] on January 6, 2021, were appropriate, supported by requirements, consistent with the DoD’s roles and responsibilities . . . and compliant with laws, regulations, and other applicable guidance”
"DoD officials did not delay or obstruct the DoD’s response to the [United States Capitol Police Request for Assistance] on January 6, 2021.
The DOD timeline (signed by SECDEF, Chairman, SECARMY, and many others) and IG report show that DOD National Guard troops could be present at the Capitol before Jan 6 and that President Trump authorized this request, as required by law, 24-48 hours before Jan 6. Pursuant to POTUS authorization, DOD was shocked to receive a written refusal from Mayor Bowser and Capitol Police (who report to Pelosi) regarding this National Guard troop deployment before Jan 6. During the afternoon of Jan. 6, Mayor Bowser and USCP finally requested the National Guard (as required by the law), and the DOD under Trump acted with historical speed and pace. It was the fastest cold start of National Guard troops since WW2 and largest deployment into the Nation's Capital since the Civil War. Furthermore, DOD secured and installed no climb perimeter fencing around the entire Capitol complex overnight. A matter which the FBI could and should have done before Jan 6, but failed to do so.
Jan. 6 Media Coverage
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