Ex-FBI official warns Capitol riot was dry run for what’s to come in 2022

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a former FBI The official has said that the January 6 uprising was just a “dress rehearsal” for the times to come in 2022 and 2024.

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Frank Figluzzi, the former assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI, told MSNBC on Monday that a year ago, he “would have called it what intelligence officials call a threat over the horizon — something that’s coming, something we know about.” should be and think of as a future threat,” he said of domestic threats to American democracy.

“But the horizon is here,” he said. “It’s been a dress rehearsal for radical extremism for at least a year.”

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He said the Capital riot in November was a “sneak preview” of events to come during the 2022 midterm, noting that “QAnon followers” are already trying to take power at all levels of government.

Mr Figluzzi said former President Donald Trump is “giving space to his people”.

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“People who are liberal, proper Republicans have already declared, ‘I’m out, I’m out of Congress, I’m out of the governor’s office. I’m out.’ Now we see people like this [David] Perdue in Georgia who will be involved in the primary,” he said. “Why? President Trump needs his man in Georgia.”

He said the future of American politics “is about to pale in comparison to the January 6 riots”.

Mr Figluzzi said the 2024 election will be a major test for American democracy as Mr Trump and his allies are working to undermine trust in the US political system and government institutions.

“Now, on a much larger scale, we have a percentage of Americans who wouldn’t trust the election results and the election results themselves would be so chaotic in terms of people who didn’t vote, who tried to vote… all this now. is in place,” the national security analyst said.

“We need the DOJ to step it up,” he said. “I’ve been the voice of reason with regard to those who say they’re acting too slow at the DOJ with regard to the rebellion investigation. I’m the guy who says, ‘No, 700 defendants are not slow’ .They are doing a great job.’”

But Mr Figluzzi said not enough was being done to protect election laws as Republicans pass state voting restrictions. He said he thinks the Justice Department should “step into the big time.”

He said the DOJ was playing by the “laws of boxing” in a “street fight”.

He said the department should “forget the political presence and optics. Move on. We need legal law enforcement intervention”.

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