Capitol Police officer reported by friend 'of 40 years' after disclosing lawmakers’ secret location on Jan. 6

Capitol Police officer reported by friend 'of 40 years' after disclosing lawmakers’ secret location on Jan. 6
Police outside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, Wikimedia Commons
Judge loses patience with Capitol riot defendant — and his attorney as well

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been accused of disclosing the location he evacuated lawmakers to during the January 6th insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.

According to The Miami Herald, a special agent for USCP's Protective Services Bureau is now facing accusations of improper dissemination of information.

The officer reportedly held a conversation with a friend just one week after the riots. During the conversation, he allegedly revealed he had disclosed the secure location where he had taken the lawmakers as a safety precaution amid the riots. His friend contacted the FBI Tip Line with details about their call.

The anonymous friend expressed concern about their conversation and the officer's support of former President Donald Trump's election conspiracy theories.

"I don't want to report a friend of forty years but he says enough concerning statements that I feel like I need to do this... he's just fallen into this cult and these beliefs," the documents quoted.

According to the Miami Herald, the agent did not deny sharing information about legislators' whereabouts.

"I can't say one hundred percent that I didn't do what you're telling me I did," the officer told investigators.

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