Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve a request by the U.S. Capitol Police for National Guard troops to back up police under attack by rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, a military commander told a Senate hearing Wednesday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
United States Capitol police say that supporters of Donald Trump, who launched the deadly attack on the Capitol last month, have indicated their wish to 'blow up' the building, and possibly during a coming address by President Joe Biden. Jayson Albano reports.
The U.S. House of Representatives' former top security official on Tuesday denied authorities had rejected stationing National Guard forces at the Capitol last month ahead of a rally by Donald Trump's supporters out of concerns that it might look bad.
Robert Contee, the Acting Chief of the DC Metropolitan Police, said Tuesday that he was "stunned" by the lack of urgency to send in the National Guard to help in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
The United States Congress is scrambling to complete work on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill before some existing pandemic-related benefits are due to expire. Freddie Joyner has more.
The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to take up President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, setting up what is likely to be a contentious, days-long debate over the merits of the sweeping package. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
New York Senator Chuck Schumer said he supports the independent investigation into sexual harassment claims made against Governor Andrew Cuomo made by five women, most of them former aides. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the chamber was due to take up, as early as Wednesday, President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that passed last weekend by the House of Representatives.
In a blow to Democrats, the Senate parliamentarian ruled the chamber cannot include President Joe Biden's proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage in a $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill the party aims to pass without Republican votes, lawmakers said on Thursday. Gloria Tso reports.
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) weighs in on Fox News host Tucker Carlson calling QAnon supporters “gentle people.” Quigley was at the Capitol on January 6 when a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, leaving five dead and dozens injured.
A report posted by Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren features a collection of social media posts and tweets that span dozens of pages from Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar where he urges supporters to “hold the line,” days before what would become the Capitol insurrection.
Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell has sued Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other allies of the former president over the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol when violent Trump supporters tried to stop the certification of Trump's election defeat. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
General William Walker, the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard, told senators on Wednesday that he received a letter from then-Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy the day before the deadly..