Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of January 6 insurrection

Ret. Ret.Honor suggested that Trump's White House was responsible for the delay in federal response on that day.After the attack, he conducted an inspection of the security at the US Capitol.10 Things in Politics: Keep up to date with the most recent political and economic news. Loading Something is loading. Click Sign up to receive marketing emails and other offers from Insider.Retired Lt. General Russel Honor was given the task by Nancy Pelosi to review the security of the US Capitol after January 6. He claimed that President Donald Trump's White House was complicit in the insurrection.Honor stated that "it's my personal opinion" that the executive branch was complicit with the planning and delayed response to bringing more federal aid to the Capitol on that day. Honor was speaking during an MSNBC appearance. He also highlighted that this conclusion wasn't reached because of the security review that he led.Honor said, "That's my perception based on what've seen and heard and the fact that the former president continues to tell people, ‘This wasn't a riot. It meant no harm. It was like a picnic.'" He told people to go up to the Capitol to raise hell, which was the last time I heard from him.Trump gave an incendiary speech at the White House just before the Capitol was attacked. He told his supporters lies about 2020 and asked them to fight like hell.Trump was impeached by the Senate for inciting the insurrection. However, he was acquitted in Senate with the support of Republican allies, including GOP lawmakers who claimed he was responsible for the deadly riot.Questions remain about the reasons why law enforcement wasn't ready for this day, given prior warnings, and what caused the delayed response by Fedral. Three days prior to the insurrection, a Capitol Police intelligence assessment raised concern about the possibility of violence by Trump supporters on January 6. According to a 104-page report by the Capitol Police inspector general, "Congress itself has been designated as the target" for the 6th.Federal investigators continue to investigate the insurrection. The House opened an investigation into the origins and security failures surrounding the riot.Trump attempted to reverse the 2020 election results in unprecedented ways during the weeks preceding the Capitol attack. Trump and his associates made numerous legal challenges to the results, all of which failed.Trump repeatedly urged his followers to attend a "stop-the-steal" rally in Washington DC on January 6, when congressional legislators gathered to certify President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. Trump tweeted December 19: "Big protest in D.C. "Be there! Will be wild!"Trump encouraged his supporters to march on Capitol Hill during his speech. Trump said, "You won't take back our country with weakness." Trump stated at the time that you must show strength and have to be strong. Trump said, "We fight like hell and if we don't fight like Hell you won't have a country anymore."The next event was one of the most dramatic in US history and the largest or large-scale attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812.Trump sat and watched as the violence continued. He took several hours to summon his supporters to disperse. After releasing a video, in which he repeated lies about election that caused the riot and called the insurrectionists "very special", he finally released a video.Four police officers who were brutally attacked that day by Trump's supporters testified before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Insurrection. One officer called the insurrectionists "terrorists" while another described the attack on the Capitol as an "attempted coup".