At least 25 domestic terrorism cases opened as result of assault on Capitol -lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened as a result of Wednesday's assault on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told a Democratic lawmaker on Sunday

Reuters January 11, 2021 04:10:10 IST
At least 25 domestic terrorism cases opened as result of assault on Capitol -lawmaker

At least 25 domestic terrorism cases opened as result of assault on Capitol lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened as a result of Wednesday's assault on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told a Democratic lawmaker on Sunday.

Representative Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger and member of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, said McCarthy also told him 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 Jan. 20.

Separately, the Justice Department said it had charged two more people in connection with Wednesday's events.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal and David Shepardson; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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