Court documents filed late Thursday by federal prosecutors claimed that there is "strong evidence" that the people who broke into the Capitol intended to "capture and assassinate elected officials.” Listen to the Justice Department briefing live here.
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
Prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials” have backed away from that allegation.
The U.S. legal system has not caught up with social media to clarify how technology can be used to incite violence as Americans remain split over what consequences Trump should face after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
By Ashraf Khalil, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The number of National Guard troops coming to Washington to assist with security has so far grown to about 21,000, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson said at a briefing Thursday. Watch Mayor Bowser's news conference live here.
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
She is calling her inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb.”…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Democrats, all of whom are lawyers and many of whom have deep experience investigating the president, face the arduous task of convincing skeptical Senate Republicans to convict Trump.
By Associated Press
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there may be a need to prosecute members of Congress if any are found to have assisted the pro-Trump rioters in last week’s attack on the Capitol.
By Michael Balsamo, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The investigation by the inspector general's office will examine whether information was shared by the Justice Department to other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Bill Barrow, Associated Press
Getting 100 million shots into Americans' arms in his first 100 days is only the beginning of his coronavirus plan, President-elect Joe Biden declared Friday.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
Dr. David Kessler, who will have the title of chief science officer of COVID response, headed the Food and Drug Administration in the 1990s under presidents of both political parties.
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