Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds

Despite being tipped that “Congress itself is the target” on Jan. 6, Capitol Police were ordered not to use their most powerful crowd-control weapons, according to a scathing new watchdog report. The Capitol Police had clearer advance warnings about the Jan. 6 attack than were previously known, including the potential for violence in which “CongressContinue reading “Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds”

1 U.S. Capitol Police Officer Dead, Another Injured After Man Rams Vehicle Into Security Barricade, Suspect Dead

One U.S. Capitol police officer is dead and another officer was injured after a man rammed his vehicle into a barricade on the north side of the Capitol building Friday afternoon in Washington D.C. The suspect, who is an American citizen, is also dead. “It is with a very, very heavy heart that I announceContinue reading “1 U.S. Capitol Police Officer Dead, Another Injured After Man Rams Vehicle Into Security Barricade, Suspect Dead”

Capitol Police officials say intel on possible March 4 plot being taken ‘seriously’

QAnon followers believe that Donald Trump will return to power on March 4. U.S. Capitol Police officials said Wednesday they have “obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4” — the date that far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will return to power. The intelligenceContinue reading “Capitol Police officials say intel on possible March 4 plot being taken ‘seriously’”

Phone Records Prove House Sergeant-at-Arms DID Ignore Pleas for Backup: Capitol Police Chief

The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police just came with the receipts. Testifying before a House Appropriations subcommittee about the catastrophic breakdown that allowed thousands of MAGA rioters to breach the Capitol, Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman revealed that her predecessor called the House sergeant-at-arms, Paul Irving, at 12:58 p.m. to request the NationalContinue reading “Phone Records Prove House Sergeant-at-Arms DID Ignore Pleas for Backup: Capitol Police Chief”

Capitol Police chief warns extremists ‘want to blow up the Capitol’ when Biden addresses Congress

The acting chief said members of militia groups want to “kill as many members as possible” in an attack during Biden’s upcoming address. The U.S. Capitol Police plans to maintain its enhanced level of security around the Capitol through at least President Joe Biden’s first official address to Congress because intelligence suggests extremists could beContinue reading “Capitol Police chief warns extremists ‘want to blow up the Capitol’ when Biden addresses Congress”

‘Zero respect’: Ted Cruz pictured scrolling through phone during harrowing opening testimony into Capitol riot

Senator caused controversy last week after he flew to Mexico while a winter storm battered Texas Texas senator Ted Cruz was filmed scrolling through his phone during the opening testimony at the Senate hearing into the Capitol riot, less than a week after his controversial trip to Mexico. The US Capitol’s three former top security officials have been testifying on Tuesday beforeContinue reading “‘Zero respect’: Ted Cruz pictured scrolling through phone during harrowing opening testimony into Capitol riot”

Retired general probing Capitol security breakdown said Hawley should be ‘run out of DC’

GOP lawmakers are criticizing the selection of a retired general to lead the U.S. House investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack because of a profane social media post about Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley. “That little peace of shit with his @Yale law degree should be run out of DC and Disbarred ASAP,” Lt.Continue reading “Retired general probing Capitol security breakdown said Hawley should be ‘run out of DC’”

Six Capitol Police officers suspended, 35 under investigation in wake of Capitol riot

The U.S. Capitol Police have suspended six officers with pay in the wake of the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, and the department is investigating the actions of 35 police officers from that day, Capitol Police said Friday. In a statement, a spokesperson for the Capitol Police said, “Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directedContinue reading “Six Capitol Police officers suspended, 35 under investigation in wake of Capitol riot”

Report: Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher under investigation by Capitol Police

Matt Fuller with HuffPost reported Fulcher is under investigation for allegedly shoving a U.S. Capitol officer to avoid metal detectors outside the House chambers. Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) is one of two United States representatives reportedly under investigation by U.S. Capitol Police. The investigation, initially reported on Twitter by Huffington Post reporter Matt Fuller, isContinue reading “Report: Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher under investigation by Capitol Police”

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