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Heavily-bolstered US state capitals only saw small-scale protests on Sunday, as it was revealed law enforcement agencies are screening National Guard members to make sure they do not pose a security risk during Joe Biden's inauguration.Heavily-bolstered US state capitals only saw small-scale protests on Sunday, as it was revealed law enforcement agencies are screening National Guard members to...

Far-right protests fizzle as US authorities vet National Guard troops ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration | SBS News

US defence officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.US defence officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.

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US officials say they are worried about a possible insider attack on day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.US officials say they are worried about a possible insider attack on day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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US officials have warned of a potential "insider threat" ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration, with the FBI now vetting 25,000 troops.US officials have warned of a potential "insider threat" ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration, with the FBI now vetting 25,000 troops.

More than a dozen states activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an FBI warning of armed demonstrations, with right-wing extremists emboldened by the deadly attack on the US Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.More than a dozen states activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an FBI warning of armed demonstrations, with right-wing extremists emboldened by the deadly attack on the US Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.

'It was a non-event': Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence acros - World - The Jakarta Post

Security has been ramped up in Washington ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, with the FBI vetting all 25,000 National Guard troops stationed there. Plus, Trump attacks environmental protections for a final timeSecurity has been ramped up in Washington ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, with the FBI vetting all 25,000 National Guard troops stationed there. Plus, Trump attacks environmental protections for a final time

First Thing: Washington security soars as inauguration approaches | US news | The Guardian

Move underscores fears that some in 25,000-strong force assigned to protect D.C. in coming days could present threat to the incoming president, other VIPs in attendance; two National Guard members already arrested over Capitol assault Move underscores fears that some in 25,000-strong force assigned to protect D.C. in coming days could present threat to the incoming president, other VIPs in attendance; two National Guard members already arrested over Capitol assault

FBI is vetting all of 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for US President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after warnings about possible insider attack or other threat from service members.FBI is vetting all of 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for US President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after warnings about possible insider attack or other threat from service members.

FBI screening Guard troops in Washington amid fears of insider attack

HARRISBURG: Pennsylvania: Law enforcement officers were out in force at state capitol grounds across the United States on Sunday (Jan 17) in ...HARRISBURG: Pennsylvania: Law enforcement officers were out in force at state capitol grounds across the United States on Sunday (Jan 17) in ...

US state capitals brace for violent protests as crowds remain thin - CNA

The threat of extremist groups demonstrating at statehouses across the country prompted some governors to roll out a show of force and ramp up security Sunday.Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and…

Statehouses, US capital brace for potentially violent week

Among the troops in Washington D.C. for Wednesday's presidential inauguration are about 850 members of the Minnesota National Guard.Among the troops in Washington D.C. for Wednesday's presidential inauguration are about 850 members of the Minnesota National Guard.

Minnesota National Guard’s Inauguration Mission Coincides With Its Centenary – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Over the weekend, hundreds of National Guard troops arrived in Sacramento and were stationed around the downtown area in preparation for possible Inauguration Day protests.Over the weekend, hundreds of National Guard troops arrived in Sacramento and were stationed around the downtown area in preparation for possible Inauguration Day protests.

PHOTOS: National Guard in Sacramento ahead of possible inauguration week protests

Some of California's National Guard units have gone to Washington, D.C. and to Sacramento to provide security and safety for government buildings and facilities. Some of California's National Guard units have gone to Washington, D.C. and to Sacramento to provide security and safety for government buildings and facilities.

Are North State National Guard units going to national or state capitols?

Small groups of protesters rallied outside fortified statehouses over the weekend ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.The big picture: Some protests attracted armed members of far-right extremist groups but there were no reports of clashes, as had been feared. The National Guard and law enforcement outnumbered demonstrators, as security was heightened around the U.S. to avoid a repeat of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, per AP. Be smart: sign up FREE for the most influential newsletter in America.> Shout out to all the 50 states and 3 territories who are on their way to Washington, D.C. to support the 59th Presidential Inauguration. @TexasGuard is on their way! pic.twitter.com/Jfat7WpFV1> > — District of Columbia National Guard (@DCGuard1802) January 16, 2021Virginia National Guard soldiers are issued their M4 rifles and live ammunition on the east front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 17. "More reporters and law enforcement members were present than protesters" in Washington, D.C., USA Today notes. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesBoogaloo Bois members outside Oregon's State Capitol in Salem on Jan. 17. Photo: John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesNational Guard soldiers protect the Department of Health Care Services building near the California State Capitol on Jan. 17. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty ImagesMinnesota State Patrol stand guard as a few people who support President Donald Trump sit outside the state capitol building on Jan. 17 in St Paul. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images A woman and child look on as members of the Washington National Guard and state police stand outside the state Capitol in Olympia, Washington, on Jan. 17. Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty ImagesA protester carries a crossbow outside the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Jan. 17. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty ImagesAn armed member of the the Boogaloo Boys protests outside of the Kentucky State Capitol on Jan. in Frankfort. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty ImagesMembers of the Utah National Guard stand watch as a man carries an upside down American flag as he walks the grounds of the Utah State Capitol building in Salt Lake City on Jan. 17. Photo: George Frey/AFP via Getty ImagesA Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle passes by the State Capitol on Jan. in Carson City. Photo: Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty ImagesArmed groups rally in front of a closed Texas State Capitol in Austin on Jan. 17. Photo: Matthew Busch/AFP via Getty ImagesArmed members of the Boogaloo group in front of the State Capital in Concord, New Hampshire, on Jan. 17. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty ImagesSupporters of the Second Amendment outside the Georgia Capitol building on Jan. 17 in Atlanta. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty ImagesA couple of Trump supporters outside the Colorado State Capitol on Jan. 17 in Denver. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty ImagesNew Mexico State Police patrol around the state capitol in Santa Fe on Jan. 17. Photo: Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty ImagesTrump supporters stand outside the Capitol Building in Phoenix, Arizona, on Jan. 17. Photo: Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty ImagesA man speaks with law enforcement in front of the state capitol building in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, on Jan. 17. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images Support safe, smart, sane journalism. Sign up for Axios Newsletters here.Small groups of protesters rallied outside fortified statehouses over the weekend ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.The big picture: Some protests attracted armed members of far-right extremist groups but there were no reports of clashes, as had been feared. The National Guard and law enforcement outnumbered demonstrators, as security was heightened around the U.S. to avoid a repeat of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, per AP. Be smart: sign up FREE for the most influential newsletter in America.> Shout out to all the 50 states and 3 territories who are on their way to Washington, D.C. to support the 59th Presidential Inauguration. @TexasGuard is on their way! pic.twitter.com/Jfat7WpFV1> > — District of Columbia National Guard (@DCGuard1802) January 16, 2021Virginia National Guard soldiers are issued their M4 rifles and live ammunition on the east front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 17. "More reporters and law enforcement members were present than protesters" in Washington, D.C., USA Today notes. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesBoogaloo Bois members outside Oregon's State Capitol in Salem on Jan. 17. Photo: John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesNational Guard soldiers protect the Department of Health Care Services building near the California State Capitol on Jan. 17. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty ImagesMinnesota State Patrol stand guard as a few people who support President Donald Trump sit outside the state capitol building on Jan. 17 in St Paul. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images A woman and child look on as members of the Washington National Guard and state police stand outside the state Capitol in Olympia, Washington, on Jan. 17. Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty ImagesA protester carries a crossbow outside the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Jan. 17. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty ImagesAn armed member of the the Boogaloo Boys protests outside of the Kentucky State Capitol on Jan. in Frankfort. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty ImagesMembers of the Utah National Guard stand watch as a man carries an upside down American flag as he walks the grounds of the Utah State Capitol building in Salt Lake City on Jan. 17. Photo: George Frey/AFP via Getty ImagesA Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle passes by the State Capitol on Jan. in Carson City. Photo: Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty ImagesArmed groups rally in front of a closed Texas State Capitol in Austin on Jan. 17. Photo: Matthew Busch/AFP via Getty ImagesArmed members of the Boogaloo group in front of the State Capital in Concord, New Hampshire, on Jan. 17. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty ImagesSupporters of the Second Amendment outside the Georgia Capitol building on Jan. 17 in Atlanta. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty ImagesA couple of Trump supporters outside the Colorado State Capitol on Jan. 17 in Denver. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty ImagesNew Mexico State Police patrol around the state capitol in Santa Fe on Jan. 17. Photo: Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty ImagesTrump supporters stand outside the Capitol Building in Phoenix, Arizona, on Jan. 17. Photo: Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty ImagesA man speaks with law enforcement in front of the state capitol building in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, on Jan. 17. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images Support safe, smart, sane journalism. Sign up for Axios Newsletters here.

In photos: Pre-inauguration rallies outside fortified capitols draw only small groups

As many as 25,000 Guard members from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, could deploy to the city.As many as 25,000 Guard members from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, could deploy to the city.

15,000 National Guard troops now in DC for inauguration in eerie calm before the feared storm

Dozens of restaurants in Washington D.C. Are keeping troops fed thanks to donations from all across the country. The donations aren’t only fueling the troops, but also helping businesses hit hard by the pandemic.Dozens of restaurants in Washington D.C. Are keeping troops fed thanks to donations from all across the country. The donations aren’t only fueling the troops, but also helping businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

How you can help support Colorado National Guard troops and restaurants in DC

FBI and other federal agencies have warned of potential for future violence leading up to Biden’s inaugurationFBI and other federal agencies have warned of potential for future violence leading up to Biden’s inauguration

Law enforcers outnumber protestors in US capitols

As National Guard troops and police prepared for massive protests at state capitals throughout the U.S. on Sunday by supporters of President Donald Trump, a large number of the planned demonstratio…

Capitol Protests Fizzle Out Across the US

Fifty members of the New Hampshire National Guard are in Washington, D.C. to help secure the presidential inauguration.Fifty members of the New Hampshire National Guard are in Washington, D.C. to help secure the presidential inauguration.

New Hampshire National Guard troops assisting with inaugural security in Washington

Security was stepped up in recent days after the FBI warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.Security was stepped up in recent days after the FBI warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.

Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified US statehouses | Hindustan Times

A security threat within the ranks will be a big risk for president-elect Joe Biden and other VIP attendees at the inauguration, according to defence officials A security threat within the ranks will be a big risk for president-elect Joe Biden and other VIP attendees at the inauguration, according to defence officials 

Fears of ‘inside attack’ at Biden’s inauguration, defence officials warn | The Independent

Hundreds of Oklahoma National Guard Members are in Washington D.C. to help with President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration security procedures. They left the Will Rogers Air Base early Sunday morning. Before the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, only 10 Oklahoma National Guardsmen were expected to go to Washington, but due to the attack, now 400 men and women from Oklahoma have been called to report for duty in our nation’s capitol.

Oklahoma National Guardsmen Deploy To Washington D.C. Ahead Of Presidential Inauguration

With troops on every corner, Washington, D.C. has become a fortress ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration this week, but there are worries about a possible insider threat.With troops on every corner, Washington, D.C. has become a fortress ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration this week, but there are worries about a possible insider threat.

FBI concerns of internal threat prompt high security at Capitol ahead of inauguration

The FBI will vet all 25,000 National Guard troops coming to Washington D.C. ahead of the inauguration, fearing a potential insider attack. The FBI will vet all 25,000 National Guard troops coming to Washington D.C. ahead of the inauguration, fearing a potential insider attack.

FBI Vetting National Guard Troops Ahead of Inauguration

A heavy presence of law enforcement officers guarded state capitol grounds across US in preparation for protests that so far have drawn only a small number of Trump supporters.A heavy presence of law enforcement officers guarded state capitol grounds across US in preparation for protests that so far have drawn only a small number of Trump supporters.

US state capitals see few protesters after bracing for violent demonstrations | RNZ News

The National Guard has fortified key areas around Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.The National Guard has fortified key areas around Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Thousands of troops dig in for inauguration | TheHill

The National Guard has fortified key areas around Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.The National Guard has fortified key areas around Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Thousands of troops dig in for inauguration | TheHill

The FBI is vetting all 25,000 National Guard troops after a Defense Department insider confessed that they are fearful of an attack coming from inside the military members assigned to protect the inauguration. The Associated Press reported Sunday that it has been a massive undertaking in wake of the...The FBI is vetting all 25,000 National Guard troops after a Defense Department insider confessed that they are fearful of an attack coming from inside the military members assigned to protect the inauguration. The Associated Press reported Sunday that it has been a massive undertaking in wake of the...

Defense official fears 'inside attack' from service members assigned to protect the inauguration: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism

Small armed groups gathered in several US cities but most state capitols were quiet amid high security.Small armed groups gathered in several US cities but most state capitols were quiet amid high security.

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The FBI will vet all 25,000 Guard troops on top of the routine screening the military already does to identify people who have extremist connections.FBI To Vet All 25K National Guard Troops In DC Due To Fears Of Insider Attack At Inauguration

FBI To Vet National Guard Troops Due To Fear Of Insider Attack At Inauguration

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Sunday that officials are conscious of potential threats, but he and other leaders say they have seen no evidence of any threatsArmy Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Sunday that officials are conscious of potential threats, but he and other leaders say they have seen no evidence of any threats

FBI vetting Guard troops amid fears of insider threats ahead of inauguration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Extra checks are being done to confirm there are no concerns over the thousands of personnel who will be protecting the event.Extra checks are being done to confirm there are no concerns over the thousands of personnel who will be protecting the event.

FBI vets 25,000 National Guard over fears of insider attack at Biden inauguration | US News | Sky News

There are fears that some of the very people assigned to protect the city could present a threat to the incoming presidentThere are fears that some of the very people assigned to protect the city could present a threat to the incoming president

FBI vets National Guard troops in Washington as fears grow of insider attack at Joe Biden's inauguration

"The very people assigned to protect the city over the next several days could present a threat to the incoming president.""The very people assigned to protect the city over the next several days could present a threat to the incoming president."

Fearing Possible 'Insider Attack,' Feds Vetting 25,000 National Guard Troops Ahead of Biden Inauguration | Common Dreams News

US defence officials are reportedly concerned about an insider attack or other threats from service members involved in securing the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. These fears are said to have prompted the FBI to vet every member of the National Guard who will be arriving in Washington DC ahead of the event. This follows … US defence officials are reportedly concerned about an insider attack or other threats from service members involved in securing the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. These fears are said to have prompted the FBI to vet every member of the National Guard who will be arriving in Washington DC ahead of the event. This follows …

With a chain link fence erected around the Capitol building, Sacramento was prepared...With a chain link fence erected around the Capitol building, Sacramento was prepared...

California's heavily fortified state Capitol sees only handful of protesters

The FBI is screening all 25,000 National Guard troops heading to D.C.The FBI is screening all 25,000 National Guard troops heading to D.C.

Fear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP | TheHill

The FBI is screening all 25,000 National Guard troops heading to D.C.The FBI is screening all 25,000 National Guard troops heading to D.C.

Fear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP | TheHill

Members are being trained to identify threats in their own ranks during President-elect Biden's inauguration, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said.Members are being trained to identify threats in their own ranks during President-elect Biden's inauguration, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said.

National Guard troops are being taught how to screen colleagues: AP - Business Insider

California Highway Patrol, the National Guard and Sacramento law enforcement are monitoring the Capitol and Sacramento area in anticipation of violent protests.California Highway Patrol, the National Guard and Sacramento law enforcement are monitoring the Capitol and Sacramento area in anticipation of violent protests.

Some barricades come down Sunday night as police lighten presence around Capitol following quiet weekend | abc10.com