In a shocking revelation, an undercover video from Project Veritas revealed that anarchist groups are plotting to disrupt the Trump inauguration by dumping butyric acid into the heating and ventilation systems of buildings expected to be used for this weekend's activities. There has also been reports stating that 750,000 protesters are expected to head to Washington D.C. with the sole intention of paralyzing the city. In addition to that the recent unusual move by Obama, he recently fired the D.C. National Guard Chief as the inauguration is around the corner.
In a statement made Secret Service Director to Washington Top News, Mr. Joseph Clancy admitted that the threat level at Trump's inauguration is totally different from what the Secret Service has seen in the past, adding that the contentious campaign cycle in 2016 has made people to be willing to go to greater lengths to do things they were not willing to do in the past.
The Secret Service director cited various episodes that happened in the campaign, where people jumped over those bike racks or security zone.In the past, it was very rare for somebody to do that. Today, in this past campaign, people were willing to do it."
However, from what have seen in the security measures and first-responder preparations have been excellent for the event.
Clancy also added that apart from D.C. being a high-profile target for terrorist attacks, the latest Project Veritas video revealed that the biggest threat is likely to come from anarchist groups that are willing to go to greater lengths to disrupt the inauguration.
Washington region is a high-profile terror target. It's been attacked in the past, historically," said Paul Abbate, the FBI's executive assistant director for the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch.
The bigger threat is probably coming from anti-government/anarchist
groups who are likely to try and disrupt the inauguration, and may engage in violence to do so.
Its no surprise since the FBI has confirmed severally that it intercepted terrorist chatter communications revealed that Washington is a high-profile target for terrorist. The FBI are ready to counter terrorist attacks and are working with other government agencies in building out the intelligence picture.