Capitol Area on Edge Over Right-Wing Protest of Jan. 6 Arrests

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement and residents of the District of Columbia were on high alert on Saturday as far-right demonstrators were expected to gather at the foot of the Capitol to protest the jailing of Donald J. Trump supporters who stormed the building on Jan. 6. The Defense Department put 100 National Guard troops on […]


Key Findings of the Inspector General’s Report on the Capitol Riot

A new report by the Capitol Police’s internal watchdog found that department leaders overlooked key intelligence in the run-up to the riot on Jan. 6, including a warning that “Congress itself is the target,” and barred the force’s riot response unit from using its most powerful crowd-control measures. The 104-page document, entitled “Review of the […]


The Capitol Police union endorses recommendations for adding officers, fencing and an urgent response force.

The Capitol Police union on Monday endorsed an array of security enhancements that are being recommended by retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré in response to the Jan. 6 assault at the Capitol, including hiring 1,000 more officers, establishing a quick reaction force for emergencies and considering options for different types of security fencing around […]


Battling the Mob, a Black Officer Came Face to Face With Racism

WASHINGTON — The racist slurs hurled at Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol were cited as evidence last month in the Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump. Up until this week, Officer Dunn has remained anonymous. Now, Dunn, 37, a Black officer who is a […]


Stumbles, Clashes and Egos: Behind the Scenes With Trump’s Legal Team

Last Wednesday afternoon, when former President Donald J. Trump’s legal team gathered in a conference room in a special suite at the Trump hotel in Washington, a longtime adviser to Mr. Trump, Justin Clark, had an announcement to make. Mr. Clark told one of the lawyers, Bruce L. Castor Jr., that after his widely panned […]


Son Tipped Off F.B.I. About His Father, Who Is Charged in Capitol Riot

Two days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Jackson Reffitt’s father, Guy W. Reffitt, returned to the family’s home in Texas. He told his son that he had stormed the Capitol, according to an F.B.I. affidavit. Then his father leveled a threat: If Jackson, 18, reported him to the police, he would have no […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Why the Capitol Riot Reminded Me of War

Ever since I returned from our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, people will from time to time casually ask me what combat is like. Typically, I’ll direct them to films like “Full Metal Jacket” and “Black Hawk Down,” which, in my opinion, do a pretty good job of capturing something of the experience. Now I […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | The Aftershocks From the Capitol Attack

To the Editor: Re “Pelosi Threatens Impeachment if Trump Doesn’t Resign ‘Immediately’” (nytimes.com, Jan. 8): Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s view that President Trump should be impeached if he does not resign immediately is understandable but impractical. Too little time remains until the blessed day when Joe Biden will be inaugurated. In any event, rushing through the […]


Wall Street Journal Editorial Urges Trump to Resign to Avoid Impeachment

The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, the American flagship of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire, denounced President Trump on Thursday for inciting a mob of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol and encouraged Mr. Trump to resign from office to prevent a second impeachment by the Democratic-controlled House. In an unsigned article with […]