Capitol, Symbol Of Democracy, Off-Limits On Independence DayAs the rest of the nation emerges this July Fourth holiday from the pandemic for cookouts and fireworks that President Joe Biden is encouraging from the White House, the people’s house faces new threats of violence, virus variants and a more difficult moment.
Senate Report Reveals New Details About Security Failures Ahead Of January 6 Attack But Omits Trump's RoleA new Senate report reveals previously unknown details about the stunning security breakdowns ahead of the January 6 US Capitol attack, including a finding that the US Capitol Police's main intelligence unit "was aware of the potential for violence" beforehand.
Capitol Attack Raises Questions Of Security Vs Public AccessLawmakers are trying to balance openness with safety after Friday's attack within steps of the Capitol, a challenge for Congress, nearly three months after a mob stormed the seat of American democracy, to "make it as secure as it needs to be but as free as we could possibly make it," as one senator said Sunday.
Chris Van Hollen, Other Lawmakers Want To Block Permanent Capitol FencingThe United States Capitol has been surrounded by fencing since just after the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the building, but Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and other lawmakers want to make sure the barriers do not become permanent.
Maryland Senators Push For Harriet Tubman Statue At US CapitolThere's a new push this week to erect a statue of abolitionist Harriet Tubman at the US Capitol.
AP Source: Police Suggest Keeping US Capitol Fence For MonthsU.S. Capitol Police officials told congressional leaders the razor-wire topped fencing around the Capitol should remain in place for several more months as law enforcement continues to track threats against lawmakers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday.
New US Capitol Riot Video Shows Officer Eugene Goodman Point Sen. Mitt Romney To SafetyDuring the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Democrats revealed new footage of a U.S. Capitol Police officer hailed for his heroism during the Jan. 6 insurrection, this time directing Sen. Mitt Romney to turn around and head in the opposite direction of rioters storming the building.
Thousands Of National Guard Troops Will Remain In Washington Into March Following US Capitol Riots, InaugurationMore than 5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington through mid-March to provide security amid concerns over potential unrest in the coming weeks, acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley said in a press briefing on Monday.
US Police Weigh Officer Discipline After Rally, Capitol RiotFor two Virginia police officers who posed for a photo during the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the reckoning has been swift and public: They were identified, charged with crimes and arrested.
Maryland Man Bryan Betancur Arrested After GPS Monitor Places Him At US Capitol During Riots, Prosecutors SayA self-professed white supremacist from Maryland was arrested Sunday after his GPS monitor placed him at the US Capitol during the riots on January 6
FBI Tracking 'Extensive' Online Chatter About Armed Protests Leading Up To President-Elect Joe Biden's InaugurationThe FBI is tracking an “extensive amount of concerning online chatter,” including calls for armed protests leading up to next week's presidential inauguration, Director Chris Wray said Thursday.
FBI Seeks Identities Of More People Photographed At US Capitol RiotsThe FBI is seeking to identify individuals who made unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol building and assaulted federal law enforcement on January 6 during the Capitol riots.
7 Federally Charged In US Capitol RiotsSeven people have been charged in federal court in connection with crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol riots in DC last week.
US Prosecutors Weighing Sedition Charges In Capitol RiotFederal prosecutors are considering sedition charges against at least some of the Trump loyalists who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week and will be examining the movement and money flow of the rioters who converged on Washington, officials said Tuesday.
Anne Arundel County Police Officer Suspended After Possible Involvement In US Capitol RiotsAn Anne Arundel County police officer has been suspended while the department investigates the officer's possible involvement in the US Capitol riots last week.