Lawmakers from both parties have said the fencing, which was erected after the Jan. 6 insurrection, should come down before Friday's attack that killed a Capitol police officer.
A tweet sent from the U.S. Capitol Police account said that officers are responding to reports of a ramming of two officers at one of the vehicle access points to the grounds.
Then at 2:14 a message screamed “CAPITOL HAS BEEN BREACHED. PROTESTERS ARE NOW INSIDE THE CAPITOL.”
So far, lawmakers have focused on the lack of clear intelligence about the plans of the rioters, given that Trump's supporters openly discussed the insurrection online.
Much remains unknown about what happened before and during the assault, and lawmakers are expected to aggressively question the former officials about what went wrong.
Felicia Konold's claim of recruitment to the organization, which has long forbidden female members, has intrigued experts who study extremist right-wing movements.
By unanimous consent, the Senate passed a measure to give the Congressional Gold Medal to officer Eugene Goodman of the U.S. Capitol Police force.
Republican senators appeared equally baffled at what they described as an unfocused and rambling performance by Trump's team compared to the Democratic House impeachment managers.
His lawyers plan to open Tuesday by questioning whether the U.S. Constitution allows the Senate to hold an impeachment trial for a president after he has left office.
Thomas Caldwell worked for the FBI from 2009 to 2010 after retiring from the Navy, his lawyer wrote in a motion urging the judge to release him from jail while he awaits trial.
The legal brief forcefully links Trump's baseless efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Dominic Pezzola, 43, had “weapons- and bomb-making manuals” on a thumb drive device found within his home near Rochester, New York, prosecutors said.
The motion from Sen. Rand Paul argued a former president could not be convicted after leaving office, despite the impeachment itself occurring near the end of Trump's term.
Their total lack of concern over getting caught and their friends' willingness to turn them in has helped authorities charge about 150 people as of Monday with federal crimes.
Most of the officers have not been publicly identified; only a few have been charged. Some were identified by online sleuths.
Garret Miller, who is from the Dallas suburb of Richardson, was arrested Friday after being named in a five-count federal complaint.
The review is being co-ordinated by the national intelligence office, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, and will be used as a foundation to develop policy.
According to an arrest affidavit, Biggs was part of a crowd on Jan. 6 that overwhelmed Capitol Police officers who were manning a metal barrier on the steps of the Capitol.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the new president is focused on helping the American people through the coronavirus pandemic and won't take a position on Trump's future.
Longtime advisers to Trump are urging him against such a move.