Secret Threat Report Named Everyone Except Angry Donald Trump Voters


In this daily series, Newsweek explores the steps that led to the January 6 Capitol Riot.

On December 30, just a week before January 6, the FBI, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center, issued an intelligence report—”Intelligence in Depth”—titled “Diverse DVE Landscape Probably Will Persist.” DVE refers to domestic violent extremists.

The report, shared exclusively with Newsweek, did not mention the election or Donald Trump. No mention was made of the impact of COVID. No mention was made of the two post-election protests that had already taken place in Washington DC, on November 24 and December 12, or any upcoming threats. In fact, there was no focus on the nation’s capital at all.

The report covered all bases but focused on none. It’s a mishmash of contorted acronyms, codes to neutrally describe what the intelligence agencies saw…

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