What the latest deadly U.S. Capitol breach could mean for ‘eyesore’ security fence – National

A deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol’s perimeter could delay the gradual reopening of the building’s grounds to the public just as lawmakers were eyeing a return to more normal security measures following the Jan. 6 insurrection. Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18 year veteran of the force, was killed Friday when […]

Police in U.S. Capitol responding to ‘critical incident’ after reported vehicle ramming – National

The U.S. Capitol police say they are responding to a “critical incident” following reports of a vehicle ramming two officers on the grounds of the federal legislature. A tweet sent from the verified U.S. Capitol Police account said that officers are responding to reports of a ramming of two officers at one of the […]

Chaos of U.S. Capitol riot that left 5 people dead revealed – National

Two firefighters loaned to Washington for the day were the only medics on the Capitol steps Jan. 6, trying to triage injured officers as they watched the angry mob swell and attack police working to protect Congress. Law enforcement agents were “being pulled into the crowd and trampled, assaulted with scaffolding materials, and/or bear […]

What we’ve learned as U.S. lawmakers probe failures that led to the Capitol riot – National

Many questions remain unanswered about the failure to prevent the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But after six congressional hearings, it’s clear that the Capitol Police were unprepared and overwhelmed as hundreds of Donald Trump’s supporters laid siege to the building. It’s also clear that no one wants to take responsibility for […]

U.S. Capitol security to testify before Congress about deadly riot – National

U.S. Congress is set to hear from former U.S. Capitol security officials for the first time about the massive law enforcement failures on Jan. 6, the day a violent mob laid siege to the building and interrupted the presidential electoral count. Three of the four scheduled to testify Tuesday before two Senate committees resigned […]

Arizona woman charged in U.S. Capitol riot says Proud Boys recruited her – National

An Arizona woman charged in the Jan. 6 onslaught of the U.S. Capitol bragged in a Snapchat video that she was recently recruited by a Kansas City chapter of the Proud Boys, a neofascist organization that describes itself as “Western chauvinists” and has long forbidden female members. Felicia Konold’s claim that the chapter recruited […]

Senators honour U.S. Capitol Police officer who helped lawmakers during siege – National

After hours of heated arguments in former U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, lawmakers found a rare moment of consensus when the U.S. Senate voted on Friday to award the highest honor Congress can bestow to one of the police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol siege. By unanimous consent, the Senate […]

Trump ‘furious’ at his lawyers’ performance as 2nd impeachment trial begins: sources – National

Former U.S. President Donald Trump fumed that his attorneys’ performance on the opening day of his second impeachment trial was a disaster, as allies and Republican senators questioned the strategy and some called for yet another shakeup to his legal team. Trump, who was watching the proceedings in Washington from his Mar-a-Lago club in […]

Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial to open with debate on constitutionality – National

Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, on a charge of inciting last month’s deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol, opens on Tuesday with a debate over the constitutionality of trying a president after he has left office. Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 after a fiery speech in which the […]

Man charged in U.S. Capitol riot worked for FBI, had security clearance: lawyer – National

A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the attack last month at the U.S. Capitol has held a top-secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said Monday. […]