July 11, 2021 9:39 am
Purse was photographed inside the Capitol wearing a tactical vest and black helmet marked with the word “press”. However, there is no evidence that he has legitimate press credentials or is affiliated with any news organisation.
July 01, 2021 10:16 am
Republican leaders have not said whether the party will participate, but recommended voting against creation of the committee, saying it was likely to pursue a partisan agenda.
June 23, 2021 12:06 pm
The new committee comes after Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would form a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the attack by former President Donald Trump's supporters.
June 11, 2021 11:34 am
FBI director Chris testified that the FBI considered the attack an act of "domestic terrorism."
May 29, 2021 8:35 am
It was the first time this year that Republicans used the 60-vote hurdle, known as a filibuster, to defeat legislation.
May 23, 2021 7:07 pm
For some Capitol riot defendants blaming the mob is part of an attempt to restore reputations or as a bid for leniency during sentencing.
May 20, 2021 8:50 am
The 35 defectors represented a relatively modest but significant slice of House Republicans, of whom 175 opposed the legislation.
May 19, 2021 8:45 am
Trump's actions likely would be closely scrutinized in any commission investigation. Trump, in a statement, urged Republicans not to approve the commission, calling it "just more partisan unfairness."
April 18, 2021 9:21 am
Donald Trump was indefinitely banned from the social media sites in January in the wake of the Capitol Hill violence.
April 07, 2021 10:47 am
The Justice Department predicted last month that the Capitol attack investigation and prosecution would be one of the largest in American history.
January 07, 2021 1:31 pm
A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. The nation's elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and don gas masks, while police futilely tried to barricade the building, one of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power.