FBI vetting Guard troops amid fears of insider attack

WASHINGTON: US defence officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.

The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have gripped Washington following the deadly Jan 6 insurrection at the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters. And it underscores fears that some of the very people assigned to protect the city over the next several days could present a threat to the incoming president and other VIPs in attendance.

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