Police have determined there was nothing suspicious about a tour of two Capitol office buildings that a House Republican gave to about 15 people the day before Jan. 6, 2021, when rioting supporters of then-President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol. The tour by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican, had drawn scrutiny from the congressional panel investigating the insurrection.
NPR's Scott Simon shares his thoughts on watching the first public hearings of the House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection.
The hearing on Thursday will be livestreamed on YouTube and on most TV news channels.
Nearly a year since its inception, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will go public with its findings beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday night.
The judge said she wanted to make clear with the sentence that "trying to stop the peaceful transition of power and assaulting law enforcement officers is going to be met with certain punishment."
How did a Kennesaw woman with strong family ties and hopes for the future end up dead on the steps of the United States Capitol? Rosanne Boyland’s family blames QAnon and other political conspiracy theories for leading her to her death at the pro-Trump insurrection in Washington on Jan. 6. On the latest Georgia Today podcast, New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs shares what he learned about Boyland’s life, her death, and her journey into the shadowy world of QAnon.
"I didn't see the report myself even until after the 6th, but the way in which it [was] handled ... strikes me as consistent with our normal process," said FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The bulletin did not cite any specific threat but said that the risk of violence will persist for weeks. It warned that some extremists may be "emboldened" by the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The company also said it has banned "numerous individuals" that it found to be associated with hate groups or involved in criminal activity at the Capitol.
The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol stunned many in Germany, especially those who grew up in the American sector of then-West Berlin.
In remarks at the Vatican on Sunday, Pope Francis condemned the violence at the U.S. Capitol and urged Americans to come together for the "common good."
The U.S. is reporting more than 271,000 new cases each day. Congress' attending physician says lawmakers who sheltered in place last week may have been exposed to the virus.
Wednesday's violent insurrection at the Capitol led to the deaths of five people. Some lawmakers and others worry that it was just the beginning.
In an interview with NPR, the senator called the president's conduct a "flagrant dereliction of his duty." He also criticized Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley for his challenge to the election's results.