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CAPITOL RIOT BOMBSHELL: In his testimony before Congress, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Lund claimed he didn’t know, until this week, about a January 5th FBI report warning about potential violence at the Capitol. ABC’s Ike Ejiochi reports.

“A clear lack of accurate and complete intelligence across several federal agencies contributed to this event, and not poor planning by United States Capitol Police,” ex-Chief Steven Sund said at a hearing Tuesday. “These criminals came prepared for war.”

“It really is an enormous failure,” Sen. Jeff Merkley says after US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund told lawmakers that he only learned this week about an FBI memo sent one day before the insurrection with an explicit warning about potential violence.

“These criminals came prepared for war,” said Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who described the radio systems, explosives, climbing gear, chemical spray and other unusual measures they took to thwart security.

Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testified Tuesday at a Senate hearing that he did not believe officers were “complicit” in the January 6 riot, as charged by Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré.

"A clear lack of accurate and complete intelligence across several federal agencies contributed to this event and not poor planning by Capitol Hill police," former Chief of U.S. Capitol Police Steven Sund said Tuesday.

Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund described a scene that was “like nothing” he had seen in his 30 years of policing.

Sen. Rob Portman blasted former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund in a Congressional hearing, for what Portman sees as an ill-equipped and under-trained police force that succumbed to the Capitol riot on January 6.

Sen. Rob Portman blasted former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund in a Congressional hearing, for what Portman sees as an ill-equipped and under-trained police force that succumbed to the Capitol riot on January 6.

Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund described a scene that was “like nothing” he had seen in his 30 years of policing.

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Steven Sund, the chief of the United States Capitol Police, on the mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6: "These criminals came prepared for war."

Former chief of Capitol Police Steven Sund, on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack: "We properly planned for a mass demonstration with possible violence. What we got was a military-style coordinated assault on my officers and a violent takeover of the Capitol Building."

NEW: The Senate Homeland Security and Rules Committee will hold a hearing with the Chief of the D.C. Police (MPD), the former Senate and House Sergeant at Arms, and former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund on February 23rd. The first of several expected hearings.

Six calls for backup during the Capitol riot were rejected or delayed by House and Senate security officials and a top Pentagon commander, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said in his first interview since Wednesday. Sund resigned under pressure last week.

BREAKING: The head of the U.S. Capitol Police will resign effective Jan. 16 following the breach of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Chief Steven Sund said that police had planned for a free speech demonstration and did not expect the violent attack.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seeking the resignation of Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund a day after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol. Pelosi says the House sergeant-at-arms, another key security official, has already resigned.

BREAKING: The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says the violent mob that stormed the building wielded metal pipes, chemical irritants and other weapons against law enforcement. Steven Sund said protesters “actively attacked” police officers.

PELOSI says she has yet to hear from the Chief of the Capitol Police, Steven Sund, since yesterday's events in the Capitol. She says she is calling for his resignation.

!!! Pelosi says Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund hasn’t called her since the events of yesterday. Calls for his resignation.

NEW: CAPITOL POLICE UNION calls for resignations of Police Chief Steven SUND and top brass of USCP after yesterday's attack on the Capitol "Leadership failed us"

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