Latest from Aaron C. Davis

How an obscure Texas security company helped convince Americans the 2020 election was stolen from Trump

Russell J. Ramsland Jr. has sold everything from Tex-Mex food to a light-therapy technology. Starting two years ago, he helped sell the notion that votes in U.S. elections were being manipulated.
  • May 9, 2021

U.S. prosecutors release video of rioters spraying Officer Brian Sicknick in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Video footage released Wednesday of the January attack on the Capitol shows the moments when rioters appeared to spray an unknown substance at Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Pelosi taps commander of D.C. Guard to become House sergeant-at-arms

Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, a former top DEA official, would become the first African American to occupy the post tasked with overseeing the chamber’s security.
  • Mar 26, 2021

Calls, texts by Oath Keepers founder contain ‘substantial evidence’ of Capitol conspiracy, prosecutors allege

Stewart Rhodes exchanged a 97-second call with a member in a line of helmeted Oath Keepers at the east Capitol doors minutes before the building was breached, federal authorities say.
  • Mar 25, 2021

DOJ seeks to build large conspiracy case against Oath Keepers for Jan. 6 riot

Prosecutors will have to show an agreement to commit an illegal act, but the group’s fantasy-laden workings may make that difficult.
  • Mar 12, 2021

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was in direct contact with rioters before and during Capitol breach, U.S. alleges

Rhodes, who has not been charged, has said that he gave no direction or signals to members to storm the Capitol.
  • Mar 9, 2021

Internal DHS documents warned of potential for violence by groups at Jan. 6 rally

Security reports and emails didn’t predict the attack on the Capitol, but they raise questions about whether law enforcement agencies were aware of the scope of planned protests.
  • Mar 3, 2021

‘Be ready to fight’: FBI probe of U.S. Capitol riot finds evidence detailing coordination of an assault

Agents are probing interactions between on-the-ground instigators and the leaders of national extremist groups.
  • Jan 30, 2021

Acting Capitol Police chief apologizes to lawmakers for ‘failings’ that allowed Jan. 6 breach

Acting U.S. Capitol police chief Yogananda Pittman told House members that a lack of officers and appropriate weaponry, plus poor communication and organization, contributed to the attack.
  • Jan 26, 2021

Timeline: How law enforcement and government officials failed to head off the U.S. Capitol attack

A timeline of the law enforcement response to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
  • Jan 22, 2021