Police have warned of a plot in which 4,000 armed insurrectionists could descend on Washington in the coming days, encircling the US Capitol.
It was one of at least three armed plots detailed in a phone call between US Capitol Police and Democrat members of Congress, according to politicians on the call.
Meanwhile, it emerged that the FBI had warned extremists were planning for “war” the day before the storming of the Capitol on Jan 6.
FBI agents were aware that plotters had shared maps of the tunnels under the Capitol online, and arranged locations to rendez-vous in states including Kentucky and South Carolina before heading to Washington.
But still the National Guard was not called in beforehand.
The disclosure came as 15,000 National Guard troops were activated to protect the Capitol in the lead up to Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan 20.