Capitol Police agent accused of leaking lawmakers’ secret riot location and falling into Trump ‘cult’

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A special agent in the US Capitol Police’s Protective Services Bureau has been accused of leaking the secret location that lawmakers were taken to during the Capitol riot on 6 January.

The agent could face disciplinary action because of the supposed improper dissemination of information, according to McClatchy.

The reported allegation came after the agent spoke to a friend about a week after the insurrection, in which a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.

During the conversation, the special agent allegedly shared information about the lawmakers’ secret riot location to which he helped evacuate members of Congress on 6 January during the siege of the Capitol.

In the internal investigation documents obtained by McClatchy, the friend is referred to as “Anonymous”. The friend called the FBI tip line to report the conversation and shared their concerns that the agent believed in election conspiracy theories boosted by former President Donald Trump.

The documents show that in a follow-up interview with Capitol Police, the friend said: “I don’t want to report a friend of forty years but he says enough concerning statements that I feel like I need to do this … he’s just fallen into this cult and these beliefs.”

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