FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC over insider attack concerns

Posted 45 days ago

From NYPOST.COM

The FBI is vetting every National Guard member stationed in the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day after concerns of a possible attack from within the ranks.

The vetting process, spurned by worries from defense officials, was confirmed by Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy in an interview with The Associated Press.

”We’re continually going through the process, and taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation,” McCarthy said.

“The question is, is that all of them? Are there others? We need to be conscious of it and we need to put all of the mechanisms in place to thoroughly vet these men and women who would support any operations like this.”

Officials told the AP the FBI began screening the National Guard troops u... (Read more)