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Capitol Chief Says Biden Speech to Congress Could Be Target

  • New threats to Capitol raise stakes for mob attack probes
  • House panel questions security officials about Jan. 6 attack
Demonstrators swarm the U.S. Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.

Demonstrators swarm the U.S. Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.

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Threats against the U.S. Capitol linked to an anticipated speech by President Joe Biden mean the tighter security measures put in place after a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed Congress will remain for the near future, the head of the Capitol Police force said.

The warning of new threats from domestic extremists added urgency to a Thursday House hearing with security officials who described intelligence failures before and command structure breakdowns during the Jan. 6 attack on Congress.