DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
Capitol riots: Civil rights activist says local law enforcement empowered militant Trump supporters in the insurrection
There is a lot of investigating to be done surrounding the January 6 riots at the Capitol, but what was certain among those who have been keeping tabs on right-wing figures was that it was no surprise. According to a civil rights activist, the insurrection at the Capitol resembled the civil unrest that went on by the local law enforcement.
The Daily Beast reported that right-wing militant groups like the Proud Boys have been involved in clashes in the streets in Portland, Oregon, and other cities across the country. Local activists claimed that local law enforcement provided a space for similar militant figures to operate who are not from the state. To note, Portland has seen clashes between right-wing militants against Black Lives Matter demonstrators and anti-fascist or Antifa figures for years, with local police failing to arrest or detain right-wing figures accountable.
According to civil rights activist Zakhir Khan, these street clashes provided a foreshadowing of what ultimately happened on January 6. Five people were killed in a violent insurrection by pro-Trump and right-wing militants at the US Capitol. Dozens of police officers that responded to the riots were also left severely injured.
“Local police around the country failed the Capitol Police,” said Khan. “I think Capitol Police that day had no idea what was effectively coming because of poor communications between agencies and agencies not just viewing these groups as a major threat,” Khan added that the inaction that was taken by local law enforcement only served to empower these right-wing extremist groups dubbed domestic terrorists by security officials.
Hundreds of insurrectionists were already identified, arrested, and detained, with a portion of the insurrectionists awaiting trial. However, despite the failed insurrection by supporters of disgraced former President Donald Trump, a counter-terrorism expert has warned that what happened on January 6 may definitely happen again.
Former Navy spy and counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance went on MSNBC, where he shared his thoughts on the current situation tied to the Capitol insurrection. Nance said that there is an indication that the right-wing extremists have become freedom fighters being backed by the Republican Party.
Nance explained that he had foreseen what happened last January during the Charlottesville protests in 2017 of neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Nance added that during the George Floyd protests in 2020, those groups of white nationalists came back together as a sort of paramilitary of the former president’s campaign.