Security officials say Capitol attack was premeditated and blame poor preparation on lack of intelligence

All four security officials responsible for the response to the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 testified that they believed the attack was premeditated, but two blamed not receiving intelligence for delayed and unorganized responses.

Acting Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee, former House of Representatives sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving, former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, and former Senate sergeant-at-arms and doorkeeper Michael Stenger all told Senate Rules Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar that they believed the attack was planned and coordinated before Jan. 6.

The head of Washington’s police department defended the law enforcement response to the U.S. Capitol riots, saying District of
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