Update as of Jan. 16 at 2 pm ET
CNN Anchor & Chief Nat Sec Correspondent, Jim Sciutto reported today, another arrest was made by Capitol Police — this arrest involved a man carrying ammunition.
New: US Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man as he attempted to pass through a police checkpoint in downtown Washington Friday with fake inaugural credentials, a loaded handgun & over 500 rounds of ammunition, CNN reporting.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) January 16, 2021
Update as of Jan. 13 at 5:20 pm ET
The number of police officers involved in the riot has increased to almost 30 individuals. Per reports, officers came from at least 11 different states
At least 28 police officers were among the insurrectionists at the Capitol. https://t.co/pIaAwIZz8N
— David Menschel (@davidminpdx) January 13, 2021
Update as of Jan. 12 at 10:45 am ET
White House Correspondent John Harwood reported this afternoon, Mike Pompeo is no longer traveling abroad. His meetings with top members are declining to meet with him.
“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute on Tuesday after Luxembourg's foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him, European diplomats and other people familiar with the matter said”
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 12, 2021
Update as of Jan. 11 at 5:30 pm ET
Chad Wolf, who has been serving as Trump’s Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has announced his resignation. Since the attack on the Capitol, Wolf is now the third cabinet secretary member to step down. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have both also made their departure.
Wolf stated the following in a press release:
“I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration. Unfortunately, this action is warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary. These events and concerns increasingly serve to divert attention and resources away from the important work of the Department in this critical time of a transition of power.”
Update as of Jan. 11 at 5:15 pm ET
As the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol, more information continues to be released on various individuals involved in the breach. According to CNN’s Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju, a handful of Capitol Hill police is being investigated for their alleged involvement last week. Moreover, two suspensions have been handed out as well as one arrest.
More: Rep. Tim Ryan just confirmed that there are approximately 10 to 15 Capitol Police officers under investigation for their behavior during the riot – but he did not have more specifics than that, @AnnieGrayerCNN @ryanobles report
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 11, 2021
Update as of Jan. 10
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to her colleagues stating the House will again for the impeachment of Trump. Furthermore, pushing for Vice President Mike Pence to out the president.
BREAKING: Speaker Nancy Pelosi in letter to colleagues says House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Trump for a second time. https://t.co/58Dpkp99OL
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 10, 2021
Update as of 6:21 pm ET on Jan. 8
Twitter has officially suspended Donald Trump’s account. Yesterday the popular social media app had only deleted a few Tweets for violating safety protocol.
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
Update as of Jan. 8 at 5:30 pm ET
Video footage shows rioters screaming outside of the Capitol as well as getting access to the building.
New footage shows what it was like inside the Trump mob at the Capitol pic.twitter.com/GFvMBZ7YYA
— Insider News (@insidernews) January 8, 2021
Update as of Jan. 8 at 2:15 pm ET
While law enforcement continues to investigate the mob for breaching the Capitol, one man was arrested today. Richard Barnett’s photo went viral on Wednesday after he was seen with his feet up on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk.
According to NBC News, Barnett was arrested in Arkansas. He is being charged with entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry, and theft of public property. Officers were able to identify him by using images circulating around online as well as him being seen in an interview once he left the Capitol on Wednesday.
Update as of 7:30 pm ET
Due to the violent protests, Stephanie Grisham has resigned. Grisham has been serving as First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff. She is also a former White House communications director and press secretary.
Furthermore, the popular social media app, Twitter, has locked the account of President Trump. Twitter is also banning his account.
As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. https://t.co/k6OkjNG3bM
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
The United States Capitol has been placed on lockdown as protestors storm the building.
President Trump’s supporters have been meeting outside the building to protest the electoral votes that would again confirm Joe Biden winning the election in November to become the President-elect.
With the Capitol being on lockdown, the review by the Electoral College has been placed on hold. Trump’s supporters have been clashing with the US Capitol police all morning.
As reported by CNN, Vice President Mike Pence has now been evacuated from the building.
— CNN (@CNN) January 6, 2021
BREAKING: The US Capitol building is in lockdown with politicians inside as Donald Trump supporters clash with police in Washington.
Sky's @GregMilamSky has the latest on the "angry scenes" in DC.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 6, 2021
WATCH: Rioters break windows to enter U.S. Capitol building pic.twitter.com/n9FYMZYvD0
— BNO News (@BNONews) January 6, 2021
According to a local news station, shots have been fired inside the building.
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) January 6, 2021
Update Jan. 6 at 3:15 pm ET
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a 6pm ET curfew. The curfew will be in place until Thursday morning at 6 a.m ET.
“During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand, or motor by car or other mode of transport upon any street, alley, park, or other public place within the District,” Bowser’s statement said.
Today, I'm ordering a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7. pic.twitter.com/lp6Pt3DcYC
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 6, 2021
As of 6:15 pm ET
Unfortunately, there has been one fatality thus far since the rioting has started.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 6, 2021
More details to come as the story develops.