“All the decisions are based pretty much initially on the State Police. They’re the ones directing much of what we do,” Courtney said.
The FBI said Thursday it is setting up a command post in Portland, Oregon, to prepare for any potential violent activity this weekend and into next week related to the mob attack in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.
The agency said it will gather intelligence and work with other law enforcement agencies in the run-up to potential protests in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Protests are expected in the nation’s Capitol and in all 50 states by right-wing groups and supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump on Sunday and next week.