Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was complicit in planning the Capitol riot.
Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day.
Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with conducting a review of the US Capitol's security after January 6, on Tuesday said President Donald Trump's White House was complicit in orchestrating the insurrection.
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Federal investigators are looking into the insurrection, and the House has opened an investigation into its origins and the security failures surrounding it.
In the weeks leading up to the Capitol attack, Trump engaged in an unprecedented effort to overturn the election results.
One of the officers referred to the insurrectionists as "terrorists," while another denounced the Capitol attack as an "attempted coup. »