On Wednesday, May 12, at 10 a.m., the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on domestic violent extremism. The committee will hear testimony from Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.
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The Justice Department’s pursuit of criminal charges against the perpetrators of the Jan. 6 mob invasion of the Capitol is gathering steam, but it should resist using the seditious conspiracy statute.
On Thursday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m., the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing on the oversight of the U.S. Capitol Police and preparations for and response to the Jan. 6 attack.
Hours of questioning and testimony enriched the factual record and offered insight into how lawmakers and security officials hope to fix the vulnerabilities that enabled the Jan. 6 attack.
Two Charged With Assaulting Brian Sicknick, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Who Died After Jan. 6 Attack
On March 14, the FBI arrested George Pierre Tanios of West Virginia and Julian Elie Khater of Pennsylvania on charges of assaulting officers, including Sicknick, with bear spray.
The recommendations in the report include expanding the Capitol Police’s intelligence team, installing a retractable fence around the building and establishing a permanent quick-reaction force for all of Washington, D.C..
The Senate Judiciary Committee fails to hold the FBI director accountable for the massive intelligence failure for which his agency is chiefly responsible.
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a second oversight hearing in their ongoing investigation on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection, domestic terrorism, and other threats. The committee will hear testimony from Christopher Wray, director of the FBI.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here or below:
Testimony last week from former Capitol security officials raises important questions about the FBI’s performance of its own function.