Heightened Security In Washington Ahead Of Inauguration
Local, state and federal law enforcement, plus thousands of National Guard troops are part of a massive security operation for Inauguration Day. Authorities continue to warn of violent, right-wing extremist plots, many of which are being planned in encrypted chat rooms.
National Guard soldiers continue to arrive in Washington, Tuesday, January 18, to bolster security ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
————————— The FBI says it is vetting 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington amid concerns over an insider threat to Wednesday's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Shane Harris, an intelligence and national security reporter for the Washington Post, joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero for a closer look at the threats.
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