• Senate report details security failures in Jan. 6 capitol riot

    Jun 11, 2021 18:23

    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.

  • US Republicans are trying to rewrite the history of the Capitol attack

    May 30, 2021 20:06

    US Senate Republicans have blocked the creation of a special commission to study the deadly 6 January attack on the Capitol, dashing hopes for a bipartisan panel amid a Republican push to put the violent insurrection by Donald Trump’s supporters behind them.

  • As talks bog down, hopes for bipartisan deals on Biden’s priorities dim

    May 25, 2021 21:16

    Negotiations in Congress over some of President Biden’s key priorities are facing new headwinds, dimming Democrats’ hopes that they might be able to overcome the partisan gridlock that has come to define Washington and quickly broker deals with Republicans to push through their ambitious agenda.

  • House Republicans have had enough of Liz Cheney’s truth-telling

    May 07, 2021 10:50

    The first time defenders of Donald J. Trump came for Representative Liz Cheney, for the offense of having voted to impeach him, fellow Republicans closed ranks to save her leadership post, with Representative Kevin McCarthy boasting that their “big tent” party had enough room for both the former president and a stalwart critic.

  • Capitol police knew Trump’s mob would attack Congress but were unprepared anyway

    Apr 20, 2021 16:41

    Capitol Police knew ahead of January 6 that Congress itself was the target of the Donald Trump-fueled mob that violently breached the Capitol, but the police department’s leaders ignored warnings and were thoroughly unprepared for the mob, a new report from the department’s watchdog has found.

  • Power to make war

    Mar 16, 2021 19:10

    US Congress should criminalize presidential violence and the expenditures of resources to support it, as it is a crime to kill without lawful authority. And Congress should call non- defensive killings – by the US government or anyone – by their legal name: Murder.

  • FBI chief calls Capitol attack 'domestic terrorism' and defends US intelligence

    Mar 05, 2021 20:19

    The FBI director, Christopher Wray, has condemned the 6 January riot at the US Capitol as an instance of “domestic terrorism”, while defending the bureau’s handling of intelligence indicating that violence was likely.

  • US Capitol rioters ‘came prepared for war’, Senate hears in testimony

    Mar 02, 2021 17:57

    Testifying on Tuesday (23 Feb 2021) in the first congressional hearing on the US Capitol attack, the chief of Capitol police who resigned over the riot said the pro-Trump mob which stormed the building “came prepared for war”.

  • Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial

    Feb 14, 2021 17:54

    Donald Trump has been acquitted by the Senate in his second impeachment trial for his role in the 6 January attack on the US Capitol – a verdict that underscores the sway America’s 45th president still holds over the Republican party even after leaving office.

  • Donald Trump hires new impeachment defense team after lead lawyers quit

    Feb 02, 2021 20:42

    Donald Trump has named new lawyers to lead the defense at his impeachment trial in the Senate next week on the charge that he unleashed a deadly insurrection upon the US Capitol on 6 January. The announcement comes just a day after his previous team fell apart.