FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

  • Steven D’Antuono, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington field office, left, listens as acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, speaks during a news conference Tuesday in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON — The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, contradicting earlier statements that they were caught off guard by the assault by supporters of President Donald Trump.