Capitol Insurrection: The Aftermath
Shockwaves continue to ripple after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. Listen here for the latest news on arrests, charges, and investigations surrounding the 2021 insurrection.
Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief
"Recommends widespread changes at the U. S Capitol following the January 6 Ryan among the changes being called for the hiring of more than 1000 new Capitol police officers. As the fall out from the riot continues. The board that oversees the U. S. Capitol Police is also reportedly beginning a search for a new permanent police chief. The search will be nationwide, The new chief will face calls to improve the department's intelligence gathering and its ability to respond to threats like the storming of the capital on January 6th you've been on the Pittman has been the acting Chiefs and Steven Son resigned in the wake of that attack. Pittman will be eligible to apply for the job, but she has faced criticism from congressional leader Was for her role in the attacks. The capital, please union also voted overwhelmingly to show no confidence in her last month, the Capitol Police Board, which includes the House and Senate sergeant at Arms and the architect of the Capitol, will make it final decision in the coming months. Luke Luke w T o
Federal investigators pinpoint suspect in officer's riot death
"Federal investigators probing the death of the capitol police officer in the January six riots have zeroed in on the suspect two people familiar with the matter told the Associated Press the F. B. I. has obtained video that shows the suspects spring a chemical substance on officer Brian sickening however agents have not yet identified the suspect by name in the act has not been directly tied to sick next step investigators initially believed signet died after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher capitol police have said he was injured while physically engaging with protesters and his death is considered line of duty the final cost of death has not yet been determined the medical examiner's report is not yet complete in the capitol police say they are waiting for toxicology results Ben Thomas Washington
Federico Klein Arrested: what we know about the Capitol riot
"We now know that in the mall that stormed the capital on january six pushing into the building in fighting. The police was at least one trump political appointee an active employee of the trump state department on that day. His name is federico klein. That's his picture there. He's forty two years old. He was until his resignation on january. Twenty first of this year a special assistant in the bureau of western hemisphere affairs klein entered trump's orbit tech analyst on the two thousand sixteen campaign he then joined the state department as a staff assistant with the trump transition team. According the fbi affidavit as of january sixth the day that this all went down insurrection. Klein also had an active top secret. Security clearance that same sixteen page f. b. i. Affidavit published today by the new york times reveals. That klein was present in some of the most grisly violent odd setting scenes at the capitol on january six. This image captured by surveillance. cameras shows. Climb in the red maga- hat along with other members of that insurrectionist mob entering a tunnel that leads to the doors the capitol building. You might remember. The police were stationed at the entrance. Desperately trying to use their bodies to keep them about body camera footage shows. That klein himself pushed his way to the front of the crowd. That is the trump administration official in the mob pushing his way to the front of the crowd physically and verbally engaging with officers attempting to stop the invasion it also captured klein violently shoving a riot shield towards the officers pushing it in between doors so they couldn't be closed. Federico klein continued to fight to breach the police line and enter the building. According to the affidavit until an officer deployed a chemical irritant spray also identified client in this publicly posted video from january. Sixth the trump administration official. Who still official. When you're seeing him here you'll see him in the center your screen and the red cap dark green jacket with his back to us. You may recognize that we've shown you pieces of the seen before because in the scene the mob violently tries to break through the police line at the entrance the building and you will hear climb it trump administration official encouraging members of the mob to come forward as reinforcements. I i i. A mob violently attempting to invade the capital. Stop the peaceful transfer of power. And that man frederick climb according to the fbi seen. They're on camera saying we need fresh people to help with the invasion on the day he's still working for the state department later on that same video. The fbi notes that we see further violent action from climb. You can see on the right side of your screen here pushing and shoving with the mob trying to break down the line police. Blocking the doorway the capitol right up against the officers right jailed. And he's visible again just a few minutes later. Struggling with officers pushing back with the shield is they keep trying to disperse the rioters attempting to stop the peaceful transfer of power sign was arrested yesterday. Charged with multiple felonies including assault on police officers interfering with police during civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding. New brief court appearance today conducted by phone. He was advised at two of the six charges. He's facing carry a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison. The fbi found interested federico klein thanks in part to tip from the public and the included his photo in a seeking information list posted online. They were able to verify identity and details about his actions through social media and videos like the ones we just showed you but there are still a lot of questions about other individuals involved in the attack on the as well as the organization and planning behind it fbi's investigating whether foreign governments groups are individuals may have funded extremists who helped plan and execute the january six attack fbi sources telling nbc news that the bureau is examining payments of five hundred thousand dollars in bitcoin apparently by french national two key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot kind of weird also know the fbi collected thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting including many records from the members of congress and staff members. Who were there. That day. Senator sheldon whitehouse and several fellow. Democrats have called for senate ethics committee. Look into the behavior of the republican colleagues. Tech josh hawley. In relation to the events of january six and today democratic congressman. Eric swallow of california actually filed a lawsuit. And it's the second lawsuit on this on these actions. This lawsuit accuses former president. Donald trump his son. Donald trump junior republic rudy giuliani republican congressman mo brooks of alabama of violating federal civil rights law and local incitement laws with their speeches at that rally near the white house in the morning of january six lawsuit. Alleges the capital attack was quote a direct and foreseeable consequence the defendants false incendiary allegations of fraud and theft and indirect presponse. The defendants calls for violence.
Trump Appointee Arrested in Connection With Capitol Riot
"A former State Department aide and the Trump Administration has been arrested in connection with that capital breach on the sixth of January. And Thomas. Reports charging documents say Federico Klein could be seen physically and verbally engaging officers in the mob that breached police lines to force their way into the capital Video shows him with a riot shield taken from an officer jamming it in the doors to prevent place from closing them. Charges include obstructing Congress and assaulting officers using a dangerous weapon.
Investigations Continue as Questions About the Capitol Riot Remain Unanswered
"There are still a lot of questions about other individuals involved in the attack on the as well as the organization and planning behind it fbi's investigating whether foreign governments groups are individuals may have funded extremists who helped plan and execute the january six attack fbi sources telling nbc news that the bureau is examining payments of five hundred thousand dollars in bitcoin apparently by french national two key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot kind of weird also know the fbi collected thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting including many records from the members of congress and staff members. Who were there. That day. Senator sheldon whitehouse and several fellow. Democrats have called for senate ethics committee. Look into the behavior of the republican colleagues. Tech josh hawley. In relation to the events of january six and today democratic congressman. Eric swallow of california actually filed a lawsuit. And it's the second lawsuit on this on these actions. This lawsuit accuses former president. Donald trump his son. Donald trump junior republic rudy giuliani republican congressman mo brooks of alabama of violating federal civil rights law and local incitement laws with their speeches at that rally near the white house in the morning of january six lawsuit. Alleges the capital attack was quote a direct and foreseeable consequence the defendants false incendiary allegations of fraud and theft and indirect presponse. The defendants calls for violence. Gerstein is a senior legal affairs reporter at politico where he has been covering the arrest of trump appointing federico klein and he joins me now. Josh i saw this story and obviously this guy was like particularly high up the state department but it i read the story. I thought he had left. He was working there right like until the end of the trump term. That's right chris. I was told. He tendered his resignation on january nineteenth. So that's two weeks after the storming of the capital and it became effective a couple of days later. So i guess he was wandering around at foggy bottom knowing full well that he had taken part as the video appears to depict in this assault on the nation's capital on the congress. Tell us a little more about this individual. So he's forty two years old He served in the marine corps in iraq. According to his mother. I haven't been able to determine much in terms of a work history. He had a couple jobs on capitol hill about fifteen twenty years ago as an intern briefly working for the house. Small business committee but he seems to have sort of potted around to different Different kinds of posts before fetching up at the trump campaign in twenty sixteen. There are pictures on his facebook page showing him a working at trump tower. I believe on election night in two thousand sixteen with a couple of other young men there and then he managed to turn that into a political appointee job at the state department in this special assistant a position. Exactly what he did. There is also a little murky. I have to say. I spoke to a number of people last night. Who worked in this department at the state department office at the state department and a lot of them didn't know him or said they'd only met him briefly he seems to have ended up an office that handled brazilian and what they call the southern cone affairs. I think those are the andes countries and somebody told me he was eventually transferred a believe it or not chris to the freedom of information act office which is not usually the career trajectory. Most people in government are looking for this quote from his mother. Cecelia klein saying that fred's politics burn a little hot. She said i've never known him to violate the law. I believe is. He said he was on the mall that day. I don't have any neural. Ever ask him unless he tells me where where he was after he was on the mall.
Capitol Police Head Asks to Extend National Guard Deployment Amid Continued Threats
"To back her request to keep National Guard troops to stay in the capital, another two months and a letter chief Uganda, Pittman told congressional leaders if you needed their support with the three member Capitol Police board, which oversees her department and reports to those house and Senate leaders. Current deployment of more than 5000 guards expires March 12th. They were put in place in response to the deadly January 6 right at the U. S capitol by people died, including a U. S Capitol police officer after rioters who attended former President Trump Stop. This still rally stormed the capital. And Pope Francis has arrived in Iraq correspondent Simon Owen
Capitol police seek 2,000 troops to stay to protect Congress
"Following an FBI bulletin warning of violent extremists storming the Capitol Today. None were found. Our Jeff Gaze says Capitol police are still asking for backup. The heavily armed troops now deployed to protect the U. S. Capitol are being asked to stand guard for two more months, CBS News has learned. Capitol Police are so concerned about ongoing terror threats. The department wants the National Guard to stay through at least May. This is CBS
Capitol Police Call For Extension Of National Guard Help In Washington DC
"Has confirmed that U. S. Capitol police officials have requested a 60 Day extension for the National Guard presidents at the Capitol. ABC chief Global Affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz Capital remains an attractive target for extremists, which is why the Capitol Police want to keep some portion of the 5000 National Guard in place until mid May. And the secretary of defense said last month that if lawmakers need protection, the guard stands ready to provide it. Jim Inhofe, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, says he's outraged that Capitol Police want to keep guardsmen of the complex for another two months. Thing. There's been no
US Capitol Police braces for 'possible' attack on Congress
"Of the nation's capital believes himself ready If there's trouble, Capitol Police and FBI say they're aware of threats of a possible militia assault on the Capitol Today, the intelligence was specific to March 4th. So why today because some Far right. Conspiracy theorists Que a non specifically believe Donald Trump will return to power today. March 4th was the original presidential inauguration day before 1933 when it was moved to January. 20th ABC is Martha Red. It's the House
DC National Guard commander testifies on Capitol riot
"Even though security officials are now dealing with a new threat. They're still trying to piece together. What went wrong the last time. A national guard. Commander is the latest witness to testify about the january sixth capital riot major general william walker told lawmakers just a few days before the riot pentagon officials took away his authority to move troops without getting defense department approval. I then of course. The capital riot happened. General walker says before the writers even got into the building. He took a frantic call from the then leader of the capitol. Police stephen sund on that call. Sunday asked him for as many guardsmen as possible right away. So the general got his troops ready but apparently he says they couldn't do anything but watching wait for hours specifically he says it took three hours in one thousand nine minutes for the acting defense secretary to sign off and once he got approval it took guardsmen. Only minutes to show up one senior defense department official explained a little more. He said the reason. General walker's authority changed was in response to black lives. Matter protests last summer the guard. Crackdown on mostly peaceful protesters then and it was widely criticized so the pentagon did not want a repeat of that situation and they worried bringing in uniform troops might rile up the rioters even more now lawmakers on both sides of the. I'll say they're going to be reaching out to other defense department leaders hoping to learn more about
House Cancels Thursday Session After Police Warn Of Possible Attack On Congress
"Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a possible plot by a militia group to breach the U. S capital today. CBS chief Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff to Gaze reports, the House wrapped up its work for the week, given the threat of violence, the capital, locking down again ahead of more threats from domestic extremists, including many what act the building on January 6, this new bulletin obtained by CBS News. Warns of more violence with little or no warning. The threat is driven by a Cuban on conspiracy theory that former President Trump will be inaugurated tomorrow March forth, the acting chief of the U. S. Capitol, police said threats against lawmakers have almost doubled in the last year. We know that the threats are through the roof. The bulletin also mentions militia plans to take control of the U. S Capitol and remove
Law enforcement officials warn of new Capitol threat
"A new intelligence bulletin announced by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security this evening warns of continuing threats. The U. S. Capitol CBS News Nicole's gang has the latest officials have been watching for signs There may be acts of violence in Washington on Thursday. Carried out by extremists who are inspired by Q a non conspiracy theories and believe that March 4th will be the day of the true inauguration. Former president Trump. This is the date when presidents used to be sworn in before the ceremony was moved to January. 20th. These groups also believe that Mr Trump could return to power on May 20th. With the help of the U. S. Military due to the threats, the U. S. House of Representatives canceled its plan Thursday session. Online chatter identified by authorities includes discussion among members of the three Percenters, an anti government militia group. Tonight, law enforcement officials urging state and local authorities to promptly report any suspicious activities related to domestic violence. Extremism. The latest joint bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI warning of potential violence quote is most likely to be committed by lone offenders or small cells, using simple tactics and easy to acquire
Law enforcement officials warn of new threat on US Capitol in Washington, DC
"Law enforcement across the board are keeping their eyes peeled for anything suspicious concerning security around the Capitol building. Capitol police warning that a militia group whom they did not identify, might be plotting the attack to attack the building tomorrow. Conspiracy theorists believe that tomorrow March 4th will be the day that Donald Trump is inaugurated and reinstalled is president's separately tonight the FBI and Homeland security issuing a new Bolton that was obtained by CBS News, It is urging local authorities to report any suspicious activity, warning that potential violence is most likely to be committed by lone offenders or small cells, using simple tactics and easy to acquire weapons. Because of all this, the House is canceling tomorrow's session. But the big question is whether Not anything will happen More from w. T O p National security correspondent J. J Green he wants intelligence and national security officials have been conducting daily calls with FBI, Metropolitan Police Secret Service and U S. Capitol police and they've been going on for about two weeks, led by the White House National Security Council every evening and, according to sources, what they talked about is what's the threat level? Is anyone seeing or aware of any threats? What's the general threat for the National Capital area and early this morning of joining? Diligence bulletin was sent out to all of the key players and, according to several sources, it was very general on. They mentioned threats that they've been aware of for more than a month, so there was no new threat information to be concerned
Intelligence bulletin warns of potential for violence at Capitol on March 4
"Bulletin warns of the potential for violence at the U. S Capitol tomorrow. March 4th investigators are focusing on a possible plot by militia groups to breach the capital. The House will be closed Thursday because of the threat. CBS is Rebecca Kaplan says. It's been a crazy 24 hours in terms of intelligence gathering. Just yesterday morning, we obtained an email from the House sergeant at arms. He's responsible for security of members in the capital to all members of Congress, saying that there had actually been a decrease in interest of this march. 4th date as the potential for a date when militias might attack the capital just 24. Hours later, he sent out another bulletin saying that we are watching this because of new intelligence. And that is because there was this bulletin that was issued by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security late Tuesday evening, saying that there is still the possibility there is interest by militia groups, including one called the three percenters in possibly carrying out an additional attack on the Capitol and some extremists inspired by Cuban on falsely believe March. 4th is the true inauguration day for former President Trump's second term.
House cancels Thursday session after police warn of 'possible plot to breach the Capitol' in Washington DC
"Will not have a session on Thursday after reports of possible security threats. Thursday is a date that some conspiracy theorists, including Cuban on followers believe former President Trump will sweep back into power. Capitol Police have said they're aware of a possible plot by an unidentified militia group to breach the building. They're stepping up security at the Capitol building, just in case.
Capitol Police beef up security over "concerning" conspiracy theory
"And Capitol Police say they're beefing up security this week due to what they call concerning information and intelligence that they have received. It's connected to a Cuban on conspiracy theory that claims Former President Trump will be inaugurated tomorrow. Independence Avenue. It's easy to see the Capitol police and National Guard members and, of course, the security fencing around much of the help in her release, police say Based on the intelligence we have, the department has taken immediate steps to enhance our security posture and staffing for a number of days to include March 4th. Police say there's no indication that violent groups air coming to DC but they're boosting security as a precaution. Neil Log Unstained Wt LP
Washington D.C. National Guard chief says Pentagon took hours to send troops to Capitol
"Three hours and 19 minutes. That is how long it took for D. C. National Guard troops to receive authorization. To respond to a frantic call for help from the Capitol police during the January 6th attack on the U. S Capitol. Meanwhile, those guard troops were sitting just minutes away from the building under
FBI Director Condemns Capitol Siege as "Domestic Terrorism"
"FBI director Christopher Wray says the January 6th attack on the U. S. Capitol was an act of domestic terrorism. NPR's Brian Naylor has more on Ray's remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Testifying for the first time since the attack, Director Ray said he was appalled by the violence and destruction of that day that Attack. That siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple. It's behavior that we the FBI viewers domestic terrorism. In Ray's words. Quite a number of the some 280 people who have been arrested on charges relating to the attack had militia or white supremacist connections. And today, he said, there's no evidence that anyone connected to anti fur had been involved. He said that domestic terrorism was metastasizing across the country, and he defended the bureau's sharing of intelligence in the days leading up to the attack, but conceded what happened on January 6th was not an acceptable result. Brian Naylor. NPR
FBI chief Christopher Wray faces Senate questioning over Jan. 6 riot at Capitol
"6th riot FBI director Christopher Wray, telling the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday that Attack. That siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple is behavior that we the FBI viewers, domestic terrorist director Ray insisting the FBI shared its intelligence prior to the riot with law enforcement.
FBI director testifies on Capitol attack
"Wray is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee as lawmakers continue to investigate the violent attack on the U. S. Capitol building in January. In his opening statement, Ray called the riot an act of domestic terrorism that has no place in the nation's democracy. He also updated lawmakers on the investigation. Our greatest partner In this investigation has been the American people themselves. Citizens from around the country have sent us more than 270,000 digital media tips. Some have even taken the painful step. Turning in their friends or their family members. Authorities have charged more than 270 people in connection with the attack. The White House is
FBI Director Wray to testify for first time since deadly Capitol riot
"Wray testifying about law enforcement response to that January 6 riot at the U. S. Capitol senators have been clear they want to know more about the resource is Dedicated to combating domestic extremists in white supremacists are reporter Chris Van Cleve says Raise vowed to hold the capital mob accountable. And just now the FBI director telling on Capitol Hill, the trumpets trump supporters that that attack quote that siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple and its behavior that we the FBI view as domestic terrorism. Hundreds of
FBI focusing on one possible suspect in Capitol officer's death
"Meantime, new developments of the death of Capitol police officer during the riots in January. The FBI says they've identified a possible suspect that may have had something to do with the death of Officer Brian Sick, Nick. They haven't released the name of that person yet. The FBI says it has video of persons spraying sick Nick and others with bear spray sick. Nick died from unknown injuries the day after possibly a stroke. We do know he wasn't hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, which was initially reported. It's unclear what if any, charges may be
FBI targeting single assailant in death investigation of Capitol police officer after Washington, DC riot
"A major breakthrough the fbi investigation of a capitol hill riot mystery. What caused officer. Brian sick nick to collapse and die after clashing with protesters during the chaos federal law enforcement officials tell nbc news. The fbi is now focusing on a single assailant. Officials say unreleased video shows. The suspect attacked several officers with what appears to be bear spray. Bear just as wide as seen doing in this video. Sources say sick. Nick was among the targets. The air force veterans died in the hospital shortly afterward. Although his death was ruled a homicide officials had not pinpointed the exact cause but the fbi now suspects he may have come to a chemical irritant law enforcement officials said the man suspected of attacking sick. Nick is heard on video talking about spraying officers prior to the incident. They say they are working to identify the suspect. And the potential charges so far include assault on a police officer but not necessarily homicide because the cause of sickness. Death has not been determined
Capitol security review to recommend additional officers, fencing
"Capitol attack. CNN reports. A security review will suggest more than 1000 officers be added to the capital that Costas said to be almost $100 million. Other recommendations include additional fencing and walls, along with better communication resource is for police. The review also points out security needs for lawmakers. At home. That's the very latest. I'm Jim Forbes.
Judge rules no guns for fired officers charged in Washington, DC riot
"A federal judge's declined to allow two fired police officers from Virginia to carry firearms while they await trial on Charges related to the U. S. Capitol riot, the judge, it instituted the firearm restriction for the two officers from Rocky Mount. Shortly after their arrests in January. A defense lawyer for one of the officer says the weapons ban should not apply to his client because he needs a firearm for personal