William J. Walker, Sidelined on Jan. 6, Has New Job Securing Capitol

William J. Walker has testified about how his requests for approval to deploy the National Guard on Jan. 6 went unanswered. Now it falls to him to prevent another rampage.

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Capitol Police Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Riot Recommends Disciplining Six Officers

None of the officers, or details about the recommended penalties, were identified. Criminal charges will not be filed against any of the officers.

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Capitol Officer Defends Shooting Ashli Babbitt and Reveals His Identity

“I know that day I saved countless lives,” Lt. Michael Byrd said in an interview with NBC. He said shooting Ashli Babbitt, who smashed through a door near lawmakers, was a “last resort.”

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Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump and Allies Over Election Lies and Jan. 6

The suit, which took a broad view of the riot’s origins, was the latest effort to hold former President Donald J. Trump accountable for the Capitol attack.

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Capitol Police Clear Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt

“The actions of the officer in this case potentially saved members and staff from serious injury and possible death,” the agency said.

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North Carolina Man Is Charged in Capitol Bombing Threat

The man, Floyd Ray Roseberry, faces a charge of threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction after he drove to the Capitol and claimed on Facebook that he had a bomb.

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Why Do Republicans Hate Cops?

Turning their backs on the ones who had their backs.

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Months After Riot, Capitol Police Face Multiple Crises

The department that protects Congress is damaged and depleted following the Jan. 6 assault, with funding, staffing and operational problems plaguing a deeply demoralized force.

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House Opens Jan. 6 Investigation Over Republican Opposition

With all but two Republicans voting no, the House created a select committee, controlled by Democrats, to scrutinize the security failures and root causes that contributed to the Capitol riot.

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Inside the Capitol Riot: An Exclusive Video Investigation

The Times analyzed thousands of videos from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building to understand how it happened — and why. Here are some of the key findings.

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Officer Injured in Capitol Riot Asks McCarthy to Disavow Lies About It

Officer Michael Fanone, who was seriously injured by the pro-Trump mob, said he came away disappointed from his meeting with the top House Republican.

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F.B.I. Is Pursuing ‘Hundreds’ in Capitol Riot Inquiry, Wray Tells Congress

In two separate hearings, the F.B.I. director and Pentagon officials answered questions about the failure to adequately prepare for and respond to the Jan. 6 attack.

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Capitol Riot Security Failures Detailed in Senate Report

A 127-page joint report is the most comprehensive and detailed account to date on the intelligence, communications and policing failures around the Capitol riot.

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‘Does Anybody Have a Plan?’ Senate Report Details Jan. 6 Security Failures.

A 127-page joint report is the most comprehensive and detailed account to date on the intelligence, communications and policing failures around the Capitol riot.

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Key Questions on Jan. 6 Capitol Attack May Go Unanswered

The demise of an independent panel to investigate the riot means that the country is unlikely to get a definitive accounting for one of the most serious domestic attacks on the government in history.

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Senate Republicans Filibuster Jan. 6 Inquiry Bill, Blocking a Capitol Riots Investigation

The vote killed the best chance for an independent accounting of the deadly Capitol attack, which Republicans feared would damage them politically.

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House Narrowly Passes $1.9 Billion Capitol Security Bill

The one-vote margin of passage reflected opposition on the right and left. The measure faces long odds in the Senate, where it is likely to face a filibuster.

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Subpoena to Twitter Is Said to Concern a Purported Threat to McConnell, not Nunes

Details are trickling out about the Justice Department’s use of a grand jury to attempt to identify the user behind a parody account mocking Representative Devin Nunes.

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Democrats Move Closer to Setting Up Jan. 6 Commission

House Democrats plan to vote on a bill to create an independent commission to investigate the Capitol riot, but whether Republican leaders would support it was unclear.

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Republicans Rewrite History of the Capitol Riot, Hampering an Inquiry

Republicans in Congress are insisting that any investigation into the Jan. 6 attack include an examination of left-wing violence.

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‘There Was a Big Battle in Here’: Lawyers Tour Capitol as a Crime Scene

Defense lawyers representing suspects in the riot are being given tours of the Capitol to help them visualize what took place on Jan. 6.

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America Needs a Jan. 6 Commission

The attack on our democracy must be investigated to prevent history from repeating itself.

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Officer Attacked in Capitol Riot Died of Strokes, Medical Examiner Rules

The determination is likely to complicate efforts to prosecute anyone in the death of the officer, Brian Sicknick.

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Lack of Training Led Capitol Police to Temper Riot Response, Watchdog Says

The force’s inspector general testified that a top official ordered officers not to use their most powerful anti-riot tools on Jan. 6 because of concerns they did not know how.

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Police Told to Hold Back on Capitol Riot Response, Report Finds

Despite being tipped that “Congress itself is the target” on Jan. 6, Capitol Police were ordered not to use their most powerful crowd-control weapons, according to a scathing new watchdog report.

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Key Findings from the Inspector General’s Capitol Riot Report

Intelligence failures, orders to use less aggressive measures and equipment breakdowns contributed to the Capitol Police’s botched response, a watchdog found.

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Mourning Another Fallen Officer, Capitol Police Face Deepening Crisis

Officer William F. Evans was the second Capitol Police officer to lie in honor in the Rotunda this year, the latest blow to a department reeling after the Jan. 6 attack.

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Driver Rams Into Officers at Capitol, Killing One and Injuring Another

The attack shocked a Capitol slowly returning to normalcy after the Jan. 6 riot, raising new questions about securing the complex.

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What We Know And Don’t Know About the US Capitol Attack

Here is what we know as of 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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After Capitol Riot, Senate Taps Intelligence Official to Lead Security

Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson held top intelligence posts in the military before she joined a post-Jan. 6 security review of the Capitol. She will have an all-female leadership team.

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After Capitol Riot, Lawmakers Chafe at Security Measures

There is bipartisan interest in removing fencing around the Capitol and dismissing the National Guard troops deployed there, but law enforcement officials fear new threats.

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‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’: A Capitol Police Officer Recounts Jan. 6

Officer Harry Dunn tells us what the Capitol riot was like from the inside.

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Don’t Give in to Terror

Closing up the House sends the wrong message to would-be insurrectionists.

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After Riot, Capitol’s Police Board Faces Overhaul

Top lawmakers say the Capitol Police Board, which is beholden to House and Senate leaders, needs significant changes after the shocking security failures of Jan. 6.

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Officials Put ‘Unusual’ Limits on D.C. National Guard Before Riot, Commander Says

Maj. Gen. William J. Walker testified that he did not receive permission to deploy troops for hours on Jan. 6, as violence by pro-Trump supporters escalated.

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Capitol Police Warn of March 4 Threat Amid New QAnon Conspiracy Theories

The agency, responding to what the force called “a possible plot to breach the Capitol,” again sounded the alarm that pro-Trump conspirators may be planning an attack.

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F.B.I. Said to Have Singled Out Suspect in Brian Sicknick’s Death

The death of the officer, Brian Sicknick, after the Capitol riot has been a major focus for investigators scrutinizing the attack by a pro-Trump mob.

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Militia Groups Want to ‘Blow Up the Capitol,’ a Police Chief Testifies

The acting chief of the force that protects the Capitol said security measures, including fencing and the presence of the National Guard, should continue amid persisting threats.

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Militia Groups Want to ‘Blow Up the Capitol,’ a Police Chief Testifies

The acting chief of the force that protects the Capitol said security measures, including fencing and the presence of the National Guard, should continue amid persisting threats.

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Black Officers Gives Account of Capitol Riot

“Black officers fought a different battle” on Jan. 6, said Harry Dunn, a Capitol Police officer. Here is what he saw and heard when rioters, including white supremacists, stormed the Capitol.

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Ex-Security Officials Spread Blame for Failures of Capitol Riot

Former Capitol security officials gave sometimes conflicting accounts in the first high-profile public hearing on the attack by a pro-Trump mob.

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The Capitol Riot Investigation: What to Watch For Today

A Senate hearing on Tuesday will feature the testimony of the top two security officials who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, as well as police officials who responded to the riot.

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National Guard Deployment at the Capitol Riot Was Delayed by Confusion and Inaction

As violence grew out of control on Jan. 6, the head of the Capitol Police made an urgent request for the National Guard. It took nearly two hours to be approved.

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After the Speech: What Trump Did as the Capitol Was Attacked

New evidence emerged in the impeachment trial about what President Donald J. Trump did from roughly 1 to 6 p.m. the day of the Capitol attack. But many questions remain unanswered.

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Videos Turn Eugene Goodman Into a Reluctant Hero in the Capitol Attack

The Capitol Police officer, who served in the Sunni triangle during one of the most dangerous periods of the Iraq War, is credited with saving the lives of members of Congress on Jan. 6.

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Officers’ Injuries, Including Concussions, Show Scope of Violence at Capitol Riot

The impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump has heightened attention on the rioters’ attacks on officers, some of which resulted in serious damage.

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Impeachment Trial Day 3 Guide: Start Time, Streaming and More

The Democratic House impeachment managers will conclude their case, confronting Donald J. Trump’s lawyers with reams of evidence.

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House Lays Out Case Against Trump, Branding Him the ‘Inciter in Chief’

The Democratic House impeachment managers opened their case against the former president with a narrative of his monthslong effort to overturn the election and raw footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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Graphic Capitol Riot Video Reveals A True American Horror Story

Using never-before-seen footage from Jan. 6, the House impeachment managers wove video from the Capitol into a narrative of terror.

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Graphic Video at Impeachment Trial Shows Riot and Trump’s Comments

Running more than 13 minutes, it showed the Capitol riot in searing detail: a police officer screaming in pain; lawmakers taking cover in the House chamber. It also showed Mr. Trump telling his supporters: “Go home. We love you. You’re very special.”

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