The F.B.I. is investigating 37 within the killing of a Capitol Police officer by a pro-Trump mob.

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The F.B.I. is investigating 37 folks associated to the killing of Officer Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died after being injured through the pro-Trump riot on Jan. 6, based on an F.B.I. memo despatched to the non-public sector and others on Friday. The Instances obtained a replica of the report.

Mr. Sicknick was struck with a fireplace extinguisher as a violent mob flooded the halls of Congress, based on two regulation enforcement officers. Lawmakers hid beneath their desks from violent protesters after President Trump inspired them throughout a rally to go to the Capitol. Mr. Sicknick died within the hospital the place he was getting therapy for his accidents.

Fourteen different Capitol Law enforcement officials have been injured within the mob final week, the memo mentioned.

Legislation enforcement officers are bracing for extra unrest within the days main as much as the inauguration.

Because the Jan. 6 siege, intelligence officers have seen Chinese language, Iranian and Russian efforts to fan the violent rhetoric, based on a joint menace evaluation dated Thursday. The amplification is in line with earlier efforts to benefit from divisive Republican rhetoric, such because the Russian efforts to amplify disinformation unfold by Mr. Trump through the marketing campaign in regards to the safety of mail-in voting.

The inspectors basic for a number of federal businesses, together with the departments of Justice and Homeland Safety, introduced on Friday that they’d opened an investigation into the response to the riot on the Capitol. The watchdogs may even have a look at how federal businesses shared intelligence forward of the riot.

Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Julian E. Barnes contributed reporting.