Federal authorities on Wednesday issued a joint intelligence bulletin cautioning that last week's riot at the Capitol will be a "significant driver of violence" for white supremacists and armed militia groups. The bulletin, dated Jan. 13 and sent by the National Counterterrorism Center and the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, warns that extremists looking to trigger a race war or civil war "may exploit the aftermath of the Capitol breach by conducting attacks to destabilize and force a climatic conflict in the United States." The agencies also said racist extremists and anti-government militias "very likely pose the greatest domestic terrorism threats in 2021." FBI Director Christopher Wray also spoke with police chiefs from across the country on Wednesday, warning of the potential for extremist violence over the next several days and asking them to share with each other any intelligence they gather about possible plots.
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