Rep. Liz Cheney's campaign (R-Wyo.) spent thousands of dollars on private security this year following death threats in the wake of her decision to back the impeachment of former President Trump and her subsequent removal from House leadership, according to a new report. She was also temporarily assigned special protection by Capitol Police while in Washington, D.C., a move the Times noted is unusual for a member of Congress not in a leadership position.
Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, lauded as a hero for protecting lawmakers in the Jan. 6 insurrection, will make the ceremonial first pitch for the Washington Nationals' home game Friday evening. Goodman will make his throw at 7:05 p.m. in the game against the New York Mets.
"New Day" broke down how "blue lives matter until they don't" for House Republicans who voted against honoring Capitol Police officers. The 21 House Republicans who voted against awarding congressional gold medals to the U.S. Capitol Police officers who put their lives on the line during the Jan. 6 riot were in for stinging criticism from CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday.
Controversial Republican had previously described rioters as ‘peaceful patriots’ Paul Gosar describes Capitol insurrectionists as ‘peaceful patriots’ Congresswoman Liz Cheney, the former House Republican conference chair, sharply criticised a member of her own party on Wednesday after he called for a police officer involved in the shooting death of one of the attackers who stormed the US Capitol to be named publicly.
Maryland Rep. Harris says he voted against honoring Jan. 6 officers because bill says there was an ‘insurrection’
Maryland Rep. Andy Harris said Wednesday that he objected to legislation awarding medals to police officers protecting the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 because he believes the bill incorrectly used the word “insurrection.” The Baltimore County Republican was one of 21 House members, all Republicans, voting against a measure Tuesday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. Capitol Police and other officers at the Capitol during the violent attack and occupation by a mob loyal to former President Donald Trump.
Inadequate training and equipment left U.S. Capitol Police officers ill-prepared to respond on Jan. 6 to a violent mob intent on blocking the certification of the presidential election, the inspector general for the U.S. Capitol Police Department told lawmakers on Tuesday. At a hearing of the Committee on House Administration, Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton summarized the latest findings and recommendations outlined by his office as part of an ongoing review of the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman has declined to testify at a Tuesday hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection, giving an excuse the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee deemed "pathetic." Rep. James Comer said in a statement Pittman claimed "she must watch another hearing where the Capitol Police Inspector General is testifying in case she has to respond in some way to what’s said at that hearing."
The Senate report confirms that important intelligence never reached Sund and his officers. The intelligence arm of the Capitol Police "failed to convey the full scope of threat information they possessed." On Jan. 5, the FBI did receive information being discussed online of potential violence to be inflicted on Jan. 6, but they didn't effectively communicate about it to the Capitol Police.
NEW: Ron Johnson asked the Capitol Police chief for permission to personally question officers who responded to Jan. 6, implying they may have helped facilitate the riot. The narrative aligns with defenses of rioters and right-wing conspiracy theories. www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/06/11/ron-johnson-wants-to-personally-question-capitol-police-officers-over-jan-6-riot/ Ex-La Habra police chief Alan Hostetter, 5 others charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot www.ocregister.com/2021/06/10/ex-la-habra-police-chief-alan-hostetter-charged-in-connection-with-jan-6-capitol-riot/
Howard County Man Sidhartha Mathur Pleads Guilty To Lying To Federal Agents After Making Threats Against Congressman
Mathur was charged in December with making a threat against a the representative over concerns the they would “mess with” his vote. According to Mathur’s guilty plea, in early December 2020 he sent a threatening message through the representative’s website and provided a former classmate’s contact information with the message.
The 127-page report is the most detailed yet into the actions of the FBI, Homeland Security and other agencies US intelligence agencies were forewarned of plans to storm the Capitol on January 6 but failed to take them seriously, a damning Senate report concluded. The Capitol Police's intelligence division began gathering information from early December that armed protesters planned to surround Congress on January 6, including online posts stating: “Bring guns.
Senate report on Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot co-authored by Sen. Rob Portman recommends security changes
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Police at the U.S. Capitol weren’t prepared for the Jan. 6 “large scale attack” on Congress by former President Donald Trump’s supporters, and Congress must ensure that Capitol Police have the necessary training, equipment and intelligence to ensure the buildings aren’t breached again, concludes a new U.S. Senate report on the riot.
WASHINGTON — Top federal intelligence agencies failed to adequately warn law enforcement officials before the Jan. 6 riot that pro-Trump extremists were threatening violence, including plans to “storm the Capitol,” infiltrate its tunnel system and “bring guns,” according to a new report by two Senate committees that outlines large-scale failures that contributed to the deadly assault.
Capitol Police 'was aware of the potential for violence' and other takeaways from the Senate report on January 6 security failures
Here are six takeaways from the report and its recommendations, which were released on a bipartisan basis by the Senate Rules Committee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Capitol Police were warned But not everyone was aware. The inquiry determined that USCP's "decentralized" intelligence operation meant some people saw these warnings while other officials were left in the dark.
Capitol security officials tracking threats of violence on Jan. 6 saw social media posts as early as late December 2020 about a plot to breach the complex — complete with maps of the building's tunnels and explicit threats of violence against members of Congress. “Surround every building with a tunnel entrance/exit.
Senate investigators have outlined a spectacular series of intelligence and communication failures leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in a new report that paints the picture of a horrific scene that left lawmakers and staff scrambling for safety. The 127-page report, which includes a transcript of former President Trump's speech to rallygoers, is the first full congressional committee review of the deadly attack on Congress as it moved to certify President Biden's election victory.
Capitol Police didn't act on warnings Trump backers would breach Capitol, target Democrats, report says
The report found the Capitol Police command system broke down during the riot. One officer said a lieutenant asked via radio, "does anybody have a plan?" WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police leaders learned that Trump supporters were discussing ways to infiltrate tunnels around the complex and target Democratic members of Congress on Jan. 6 but failed to act on the threats, according to a new Senate report summing up what it says were profound intelligence and security failures that contributed to one of the worst incidents of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.
A Senate investigation of the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol has uncovered broad government, military and law enforcement missteps before the violent attack. Those errors included a breakdown within multiple intelligence agencies and a lack of training and preparation for Capitol Police officers who were quickly overwhelmed by the rioters.