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Politics Former acting Defense chief to testify on Jan. 6 response

01:15  08 may  2021
01:15  08 may  2021 Source:   msn.com

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The former president's social media accounts were suspended following the Jan . 6 riot. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at a press conference on Thursday that the Navy is "looking into" the case of a process by declaring that “it is incumbent on all levels of government, and all agencies acting within their purview, to do all The responses from parents may well change over time, experts say.

On Monday, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who resigned in the wake of the assault, testified at a joint hearing by the Senate Rules and Senate Homeland Security committees that, after reviewing this intelligence, he increased the security precautions at the Capitol. But when Peters followed up by asking about the timeline on Jan . 6 , when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, Walker testified that he did not receive immediate approval, highlighting the differences in responses to the events.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is scheduled to testify next week about the Pentagon's role in responding to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the latest in a series of high-profile congressional hearings centered on the insurrection.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. With riot cases flooding into Washington’s federal court, the Justice Department is under pressure to quickly resolve the least serious cases. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. With riot cases flooding into Washington’s federal court, the Justice Department is under pressure to quickly resolve the least serious cases. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Miller is expected to appear Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee alongside former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen in a hearing titled, “The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions."

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The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police apologized to lawmakers during Tuesday's briefing for not being more prepared for the attack. "Let me be clear: the Department should have been more prepared for this attack," acting Chief Yogananda Pittman told the House Appropriations Committee, in A source familiar confirmed that the chiefs and assistant chiefs went silent on Jan . 6 Neither took control of the radio, the source said, and when officers were looking for leadership, there was none. Capitol Police Union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou told ABC News that there is currently no vote of no

Then- acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller had been installed by Trump days after Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner of the November election. Walker also said that on the day before the riot, he requested and received Pentagon permission to have D.C. guard members on standby for the 6 th, but said he also received a written order from then-Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy that said Wednesday's joint hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Rules committees was part of a series of hearings about the security preparations for and response to the attack on the Capitol on Jan .

It is one of several Jan. 6-related hearings scheduled for next week.

Miller will almost certainly be asked to respond to complaints raised at previous hearings that the Defense Department took too long to dispatch the National Guard to the Capitol despite pleas for extra assistance from the Capitol Police several hours earlier.

Army and Pentagon leaders have repeatedly denied any efforts to delay or deny the Guard response, and say the movement of the troops was approved quickly but took time to actually complete. Guard members were scattered around the city posted at intersections, and they had to return to the armory, get riot gear and other equipment, get their new orders and explanation of their new mission before they were sent to the Capitol.

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Walker testifies that he received immediate approval to deploy the National Guard during the protests in D.C. last summer. Did he receive immediate approval to do the same on Jan . 6 Capitol insurrection, its commander testified to the Senate in a dramatic Wednesday session.The Guard commander, Major General William Walker, described receiving a “frantic” phone call from the then-head of the Capitol Police, Steven Sund, shortly before 2 p.m., as the breach was underway.Yet because of the restrictions from Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, Secretary of the Army Ryan.

Miller denied in a Vice News interview in March that the response was unduly slow, saying, “It comes back to understanding how the military works." He said “this isn’t a video game,” adding "it’s not ‘Black Ops Call of Duty.’”

Other hearings set for next week are House Administration Committee sessions with Capitol Police inspector general Michael Bolton, whose latest Jan. 6-related report focused on the agency's counter-surveillance authorities and also chronicled a rising number of threats to lawmakers, and Christopher Failla, the architect of the Capitol.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat and chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said earlier this week that a $2 billion supplemental budget that the House is expected to take up soon will include increased training, intelligence analysis and capabilities.

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