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.
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.
House Democrats prosecuting Donald Trump's impeachment trial for inciting the deadly siege of the Capitol played chilling security video on Wednesday showing members of the pro-Trump mob searching the building for his vice president, chanting: "Hang Mike Pence!" This report produced by Chris Dignam.
US Capitol Police arrested a West Virginia man who was armed with a handgun and 20 rounds of ammunition outside the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which is near the US Capitol, a spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police Department said. CNN’s Jessica Schneider tells us more.
New video from the Capitol Hill insurrection shows rioters beating a police officer on the Capitol Hill steps. CNN has reached out to the DC Metro Police for comment on the video and to determine whether or not the officer sustained injuries. Wolf Blitzer has more.
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.