Joe Biden has said he is heartbroken after a police officer was killed when a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the US Capitol in Washington DC and then emerged wielding a knife.
A man rammed a car into two Capitol Police officers at a barricade outside the US Capitol on Friday afternoon before being shot by authorities when he got out of the vehicle while holding what appeared to be a knife, two law enforcement officials said.
A report says Facebook allowed groups to glorify violence during the 2020 US election and in the weeks leading to the deadly riots at the Capitol in January.
Security officials say they will soon scale back fencing that has circled the US Capitol and cut off the entire area to pedestrian and vehicular traffic since a mob attacked the building on January 6.
Law enforcement was on high alert around the US Capitol on Thursday after intelligence uncovered a “possible” plot by a militia group to storm the building.
FBI director Chris Wray has condemned the January riot at the US Capitol as “domestic terrorism” as he defended the bureau’s handling of intelligence indicating the prospect for violence.
Former security officials have blamed faulty intelligence for the disastrous failure to anticipate the violent intentions of the mob that invaded the US Capitol and interrupted the certification of the presidential election.
The former chief of the US Capitol Police has said he learned this week that his officers had received a report from an FBI field office that forecast in detail the chances that extremists could commit “war” in Washington the following day — the day of the Capitol insurrection.
Congress is set to hear from former US Capitol security officials for the first time about the massive law enforcement failures on January 6, the day a violent mob laid siege to the building and interrupted the presidential electoral count.
A Democratic congressman has accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit of inciting the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol and of conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election.
Lawyers for Donald Trump have opened his impeachment defence by denying he played any role in inciting the deadly riot at the US Capitol, condemning the case against him as political vengeance and part of a years-long Democratic “witch hunt”.
Defence lawyers have begun their opening arguments in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump as the case speeds to an expected conclusion this weekend.
Democrats prosecuting Donald Trump’s impeachment said the Capitol invaders believed they were are acting on “the president’s orders” to storm the building and stop the joint session of Congress that was certifying Joe Biden’s election.
Chilling security footage of last month’s deadly insurrection at the US Capitol has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as politicians prosecuting the case wrap up their opening arguments for why Mr Trump should be convicted of inciting the siege.
Democrats opened their first day of arguments in former president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with searing footage of the US Capitol riot.
US senators have spoken of their emotion after spending 90 tense minutes during the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump watching footage of the violence at the US Capitol.
Prosecutors unveiled chilling new security video in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday, showing the mob of rioters breaking into the Capitol and searching menacingly for Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Rioters at the Capitol were targeting former Vice President Mike Pence, who refused to help his boss, former president Donald Trump, subvert the results of the 2020 election.
Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial said they would prove the former president was no “innocent bystander” but the “inciter in chief” of the deadly attack at the Capitol aimed at overturning his election loss to Joe Biden.
House Democrats are set to begin two days of arguments in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, trying to convince sceptical Republicans that the former president alone was responsible for inciting his mob of supporters who broke into the US Capitol on January 6.
Opening arguments will begin in Donald Tump’s impeachment trial after an emotional first day ended with the Senate voting to hear the case for convicting the former president of inciting the riot at the US Capitol even though he is no longer in office.
Donald Trump lost a key opening battle on the first day of his impeachment trial, with the US Senate voting that it is allowed to try him even though he has left office.
A lawyer for Donald Trump argued that the former president’s impeachment trial should be dismissed, both because it is unconstitutional and because it will “tear this country apart”.
Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial opened in the US Senate with graphic video of the deadly January 6 attack on Congress and the defeated former president whipping up a rally crowd — “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol!” — as he encouraged a futile fight over his presidency.
Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is getting under way as the defeated former president stands accused of inciting the deadly mob attack on the US Capitol.
Former US president Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial will force members of Congress to relive the violent events of January 6.
Former president Donald Trump stands trial before the Senate this week on an impeachment charge that accuses him of inciting the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
Former US president Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial will force the Senate to decide whether to convict him of incitement of insurrection after a violent mob of his supporters laid siege to the US Capitol on January 6.
The Senate will launch Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial on Tuesday, with lawyers for the former president insisting he is not guilty of inciting mob violence at the Capitol to overturn the election.
Lawyers for Donald Trump have branded the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theatre” by Democrats.