HomeEntertainment

Politics live updates: Officials dispute details of National Guard deployment to Capitol during riot

The chairman of Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday vowed a far-reaching inquiry into the “colossal breakdown” in security that preceded the

All quiet at the US Capitol despite ‘possible plot’ to breach building
Feds bust NY man who photographed congressional documents during Capitol riot
Trump appointee to State Dept. Federico Klein arrested in Capitol attack; stunned mom says he was 'Boy Scout type'


The chairman of Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday vowed a far-reaching inquiry into the “colossal breakdown” in security that preceded the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol assault.

“The warning signs were there,” Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., said, adding that the lack of coordination suggested a “systemic” security failure.

“Our goal today is to begin to understand where those breakdowns occurred,” Peters said.

The chairman said the attack revealed an “urgent” domestic threat.

“While today’s hearing is first it will not be our last,” Peters said. “The attack on Jan. 6 was extraordinary event that requires exhaustive consideration.”

— Kevin Johnson

Top House law enforcement official says intelligence did not ‘forecast a coordinated assault’

Former House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, the House’s top law enforcement officer, detailed the intelligence available about the Jan. 6 riot, telling lawmakers in prepared remarks the United States Capitol Police’s intelligence compiled from federal reports did not “forecast a coordinated assault” on the Capitol as had happened during the riot. 

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 0
DISQUS: 0