Capitol Police didn’t act on warnings Trump backers would infiltrate Capitol, target Dems, report says

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police leaders learned that Trump supporters were discussing ways to infiltrate tunnels around the complex and target Democratic members of Congress on Jan. 6 but failed to act on the threats, according to a new Senate report summing up what it says were profound intelligence and security failures that contributed to…

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Some accused in Capitol riot will argue they were misled by election falsehoods

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Falsehoods about the election helped bring insurrectionists to the Capitol on Jan. 6, and now some who are facing criminal charges for their actions during the riot hope their gullibility might save them or at least engender some sympathy.Lawyers for at least three defendants charged in connection with the violent siege tell…

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