U.S. Capitol Attack

A Critical Jan. 6 Witness Retires from the Secret Service

The agency says Anthony Ornato left “in good standing after 25 years of devoted service.”

Senate Panel Works Over Bill to Assure Peaceful Transfers of Power

The Electoral Count Act has become a recent concern following the Jan. 6 insurrection

A New Bill Seeks to Prevent the Secret Service from Withholding Records from its Watchdog

“While I share the concerns of my colleagues about the actions of the current inspector general, it is also clear the Secret Service tried to impede the inspector general’s investigation into the events of Jan. 6,” said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

A Top Senate Democrat Asks the Defense Watchdog to Investigate a New Batch of Missing Jan. 6 Texts

“I don’t know whether the failure to preserve these critical government texts from Jan. 6 is the result of bad faith, stunning incompetence, or outdated records management policies, but we must get to the bottom of it,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

A Top Senate Democrat Has Asked DOJ to Investigate Missing Jan. 6 Text Messages

The Homeland Security watchdog has been under fire for its handling of the matter. 

Jan. 6 Panel: Trump ‘Chose not to Act’ as the U.S. Capitol Underwent Attack

The former president ignored White House staff and advisers who urged the him to call off the riot.

Jan. 6 Committee Set to Examine Trump’s Connection to Capitol Rioters – a Militia Expert Explains This Complex Relationship

Nationalist militia groups like the Oath Keepers have changed over the last several years – especially since the Capitol attack – in a few important ways, generally becoming more extreme.

White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson Details How Powerful Officials Leaned on Her to ‘Figure It Out’ on Jan. 6

'I started to get frustrated because I felt like I was watching a bad car accident that was about to happen,” the former aide to the White House chief of staff said.

Jan. 6 Committee Hearings Show What Went Right, not Just What Went Wrong

Coverage of the House Jan. 6 hearings focuses on what went wrong that led up to Trump supporters’ laying siege to the U.S. Capitol. A government scholar looks at what went right, both then and now.

How a Public Hearing Is Different from An Investigation – and What that Means for the Jan. 6 Committee

On the eve of public hearings held by Congress’ January 6 investigative committee, a former oversight staffer for the House of Representatives explains what such hearings aim to accomplish.

What 5 Previous Congressional Investigations Can Teach Us about the House Jan. 6 Committee Hearings

The public hearings of the House Jan. 6 investigative committee will deal with unprecedented events in American history, but the very investigation of these events has strong precedent.

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.