#Capitol Hill

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The Capitol Police's preparations were based on the information gathered from FBI and other intelligence agencies
  • Ahead of the riots, Intelligence and Interagency Coordination Division produced as many as four intelligence assessments
  • The final assessment showed that members of militias, White supremacists would participate

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Bidisha Bhattacharyya was earlier the director of Climate and Energy Policy at the Centre for American Progress. (Photo Credit: LinkedIn/Bidisha Bhattacharyya)

  • Bidisha Bhattacharyya was appointed as a Senior Policy Advisor in Farm Service Agency
  • She has previously served as a policy adviser at the Capitol Hill, 
  • Bhattacharyya has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Twitter and other social media banned former US president Donald Trump after Capitol Hill violence on January 6. (Photo Credit:Unsplash)

  • The alternative networks are confidential and harder to regulate: Experts
  • The major social media companies suspended accounts of extremists after the January 6 Capitol Hill violence
  • Twitter has permanently banned Trump and shuttered 70,000 accounts affiliated with QAnon

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Senate acquitted Donald Trump in a historic second impeachment trial on Saturday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • Senate on Saturday voted 57-43 to convict Trump of inciting the January 6 assault on the US Capitol
  • One frequent Trump critic, Gov Larry Hogan predicted a 'real battle for the soul of the Republican Party'
  • Senator Bill Cassidy predicted that Trump's still-strong hold on Republicans would fade

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Supporters of Donald Trump ravaged Capitol Hill last month(Photo Credit: Twitter/@simoncoveney)

  • The persecution team showed bone-chilling footage of violence at Capitol Hill on January 6
  • The footage shows officials running and hiding from violent protestors
  • Donald Trump's lawyers will be arguing that the former president can be held liable for the violence

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Caution tape flies on a fence that was erected to reinforce security at the Capitol in Washington. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • The Democrats are presenting the case against former president Trump in his impeachment trial
  • "The evidence will show you that ex-president Trump was no innocent bystander": Jamie Raskin
  • "We will show you that he completely abdicated his duty as commander in chief to stop the violence"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Jamie Raskin got teary eyed while recollecting the Capitol Hill horror. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@repraskin)

  • Jamie Raskin is the leader of the Democratic team prosecuting Donald Trump's impeachment trial
  • He had invited his daughter and son-in-law to Capitol Hill on the day of Biden's certification
  • The daughter and other families had to huddle and hide in the House of Representatives during the violence

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Denis McDonough became the seventh cabinet level nominee to be approved by the US Senate for the Biden administration (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • McDonough served as the Chief of Staff and Deputy NSA under the Obama administration
  • He does not have any prior service record in the US armed forces
  • The remaining positions are likely to be voted on after Trump's impeachment trial

.Nevada, USA
John Matze sent a memo to Parler employees informing them that he was fired. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • In his memo, John Matze said he was fired on January 29
  • "Over the past few months, I've met constant resistance to my product vision," Matze said in his memo
  • Following the Capitol attack, Apple suspended all downloads of the Parler app

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (right) is the first Black person to serve as Pentagon chief. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Lloyd Austin has given all units 60 days to hold a day of talks on extremism
  • Several US troops and veterans participated in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol
  • Pentagon pulled 12 National Guard troops from duty ahead of President Joe Biden's inauguration