U.S. Capitol Attack

Justice Department Alumni Support Accountability for Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

“There is no good reason” not to include President Trump in the department’s inquiries, they wrote.

GovExec Daily: Documenting the Jan. 6 Violence

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss how the Smithsonian is preserving the legacy of the 2021 Capitol riot.

Federal Agencies Highlight Security Improvements A Year After Capitol Attack

The Homeland Security Department said officials do not “have information indicating any specific or credible threats related to the anniversary.” 

Expert: Worries about Democracy Remain a Year after Jan. 6 Insurrection

Nearly a year after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, concerns remain about the state of American democracy, says Michael Traugott.

One Year Later: Documenting the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

The Smithsonian Institution shares its archiving efforts as the one-year anniversary of the siege of the Capitol approaches. 

Federal Agencies Brace for Saturday Rally Supporting Jan. 6 Capitol Rioters 

“Federal law enforcement agencies and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department are in a heightened state of alert,” said a White House spokesperson. 

Lawmakers Demand Documents From Many Agencies on Jan. 6 Preparation and Response

Information will include how agencies deployed resources and potentially impeded the presidential transition.

Republicans Try New Bill to Repay National Guard for Post-Riot Protection, Minus a Rapid Response Force

No House GOPers voted for a May bill that would have reimbursed the Guard more than a half billion dollars.

National Guard Scrambles for Funds After Congress Refuses to Cover Jan. 6-Related Costs

More than a half billion dollars in the hole, the Guard’s chief has ordered the heads of the Army and Air Guards to claw back money from state units.

‘Hype’ Over Military Coup Fears Delayed Troops’ Jan. 6 Response, Miller To Tell Congress

In testimony, former Acting SecDef Christopher Miller will say he dismissed Trump’s warning that 10,000 troops should be ready for his rally in Washington, but blames the media and credits his own deliberations for slowing the military's response at the Capitol.

6 Questions Officials Still Haven’t Answered After Weeks of Hearings on the Capitol Attack

More than 15 hours of testimony failed to answer fundamental questions about the Capitol attack. Among them: Why national security officials responded differently to BLM protesters than to Trump supporters.

Law Enforcement Alert to Potential Violence at Federal Facilities

The Homeland Security Department issued a bulletin on January 27 warning that elected officials and federal facilities could be targets for domestic extremists.

U.S. Could Face a Simmering, Chronic Domestic Terror Problem, Warn Security Experts

Far-right extremists in the US have the potential to mount a coordinated, low-intensity campaign of political violence. It wouldn't be the country's first experience with domestic terror.

Troops at Inauguration Pre-Screened for Extremism, Says DC Guard Commander

“We will use the minimum force required to protect ourselves,” said Maj. Gen. William Walker, in an exclusive interview.

Acting SecDef Defends Capitol Reaction, Says DoD Is Prepared for Next Week

Defense Department “absolutely” concerned about domestic terrorism next week but feels bureaucratic issues that delayed national guard are resolved.

Trump’s D.C. Hotel Under Renewed Scrutiny 

The Capitol riots, Trump’s second impeachment and the upcoming change in administrations raise new questions about whether the General Services Administration will continue the lease.