Mitch McConnell says he’ll oppose January 6 commission to probe riot

The Republican leader’s opposition comes a day after he said he was “open” to the bill. AP Photo WASHINGTON: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he will oppose legislation to create a commission on the deadly January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, a blow to Democrats who say an independent, bipartisan investigation of … Read more

What were the warnings before the Capitol riot?

[ad_1] Capitol Police leadership had plenty of intelligence warning that armed extremists were planning to target the Capitol over President Donald Trump’s election loss, according to new testimony Thursday. But their rank-and-file officers were still left exposed against armed rioters who came within steps of lawmakers. In an appearance before a House subcommittee, acting Chief … Read more

Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on Capitol riot

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Security officials testifying at Congress’ first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged they were woefully unprepared for the violence. Senators drilled down on the stunning security failure and missed warning signs as rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump … Read more

Riot lawsuit just part of Trump’s post-impeachment problems

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month’s U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces more fallout from the unrest, including a lawsuit from a congressman Tuesday. But his biggest legal problems might be the ones that go much further back. In one of what is expected to be … Read more

Russian riot police ‘train’ schoolchildren to face down protesters in viral video

[ad_1] Riot police face down protesters in the wake of Alexei Navalny’s arrest – TASS Students at a Siberian high school were encouraged by visiting riot police to role-play as officers facing an attack from protesters. In a video released by a TV station in the town of Nizhnevartovsk, pupils bombard ‘riot officers’ hiding behind … Read more

Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after former President Donald Trump won his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appeared to be growing for an independent Sept. 11-style commission into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol. Investigations into the riot were already planned, with Senate hearings scheduled later this month in … Read more

Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts. Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his protection from legal liability that the presidency … Read more