FBI vets troops amid fears of insider attack

FBI vets troops amid fears of insider attack

Military personnel guarding Joe Biden’s inauguration as US president on Wednesday are being vetted by the FBI amid fears of an insider attack.

Being the biggest ever security operation for a presidential transition, parts of Washington has been turned into a fortress to prevent a repeat of the deadly 6 January attack on the US Capitol by a mob incited by Donald Trump.

At least two active-duty service members or national guard members have been arrested in connection with the Capitol assault.

Five people including a Capitol police officer died in the attack on 6 January.

Trump will be the first outgoing president to skip his successor’s swearing-in since Andrew Johnson did not attend the inauguration of Ulysses S Grant in 1869.