Report: Secret Service Knew of Threats Against Pelosi Before Jan. 6

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The Facts

  • According to emails obtained by govt. watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the US Secret Service learned of a threat to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) days before the Jan. 6 riots.

  • The emails show that the Secret Service discovered a Parler account containing threats against Pelosi, Biden, and others on Jan. 4, 2021. The Capitol Police were reportedly alerted on the afternoon of the 6th.

The Spin

Republican narrative

Protecting Pelosi isn't in the Secret Service's jurisdiction, it falls on the Capitol Police. Threats against public officials occur on a daily basis, and the Secret Service passed on the threat as soon as it was able to.

Democratic narrative

With allegations of deleting potentially incriminating messages, refusal to testify under oath about its role on Jan. 6, and now evidence that it didn't turn over vital information, the Secret Service's credibility is only getting further tarnished. If they're innocent, they're sure not acting like it.

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