“Why did the Ministry of Defense decide to monitor… the demonstrators, but obviously, according to this schedule, not to monitor the Proud Boy?” Lovegren asked Bolton. “What happened to these 200 proud boys this day?”
Bolton said he has no answer to Lovegren’s question, but he hopes to get an answer after the next report.
Bolton said: “We have the same concerns.”
He also questioned the accuracy of the timetable and said that these issues were part of the reason why he adjusted the report on command, control and radio communications to June from later this summer.
Representatives of the Congressional Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Evidence submitted by the Ministry of Justice Suggest coordination Before then President Donald Trump̵
Eric Waldow, the highest-level ground commander of the Department of Defense, urged military officers to find anti-Trump demonstrators among the large pro-Trump crowd. POLITICO has reported before. Lawmakers expressed concern that the Department of Defense did not take the threats to Congress posed by pro-Trump extremists seriously enough.
Bolton Issue April report It was discovered that the department responsible for responding to violent protests was outdated, so that the officers “actively looked for ways to avoid the task.”
Bolton also said on Monday that the department did not “appropriately” provide guidance on anti-surveillance and threat assessment, and its communication procedures may “result in critical anti-surveillance information not being properly communicated in the department.”
Kyle Cheney contributed to this report.