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Chaos and mistrust on Capitol Hill

Members of the National Guard stand at attention on the East Front of the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday.
Members of the National Guard stand at attention on the East Front of the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

We are learning more about what law enforcement knew before the insurrection at the Capitol last week and it’s not a pretty picture.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the FBI wrote a stark report warning of violence but no one seemed to pay attention. And the Capitol Police, the lead law enforcement agency in charge of protecting lawmakers on the Hill, is in disarray, CQ Roll Call’s Chris Marquette reports in this special episode of Political Theater.

Then, what’s in a word or two? CQ Roll Call’s Todd Ruger reports on how GOP lawmakers’ refusal to say who perpetrated the attack help fuels the false narrative that left-wing groups were responsible.

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