Walker, the commanding general of the Washington, DC, National Guard testified Wednesday that he did not need authorization from Pentagon leaders before deploying troops in response to protests at the nation’s capital in the summer of 2020, but that changed in the days before the January 6th insurrection.
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.
The Pentagon is releasing a watchdog report on former presidential physician Ronny Jackson. The current Texas congressman claims the report is politically motivated and rejects allegations he “consumed alcohol while on duty.” CNN’s Barbara Starr reports.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told CNN that the deadly attack on January 6th at the US Capitol “changed” him, saying, “you can’t have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other” as he calls for Democrats and Republicans to work together on top legislative priorities in a divided Washington.
The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia to punish it for election interference, cyber-hacking, bullying Ukraine and other “malign” acts. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Brian Stelter asks about D.C. journalists adjusting to the Biden era and Jim Acosta says “I think we’re all dealing with some post-Trump stress disorder.” He points out there is a wide world of news to cover. Also, Annie Karni says the Biden White House is more disciplined than Trump’s and thus, in some ways, more difficult to cover.
[NFA] A motorist rammed a vehicle into U.S. Capitol police on Friday and brandished a knife, killing one officer and injuring another and forcing the Capitol complex to lock down in an attack that police said did not immediately appear to be terrorism-related. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
A car rammed a barricade outside the US Capitol killing a police officer, injuring another and leading to a suspect being shot, police have confirmed. Capitol Police say the incident happened at a checkpoint near the building in Washington, DC.
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