Latest from Carol D. Leonnig

House Jan. 6 committee issues subpoenas for Trump aides and advisers, including Meadows and Scavino

Along with asking for certain records related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the committee is instructing the four men to appear for depositions in mid-October.
  • Sep 23, 2021

Capitol Police chief dropped request for armed National Guard members to be on standby for Saturday’s rally after Pentagon discussions

A top Senate security official said the original request did not follow proper protocol. Chief J. Thomas Manger instead asked for troops who would be unarmed, other than batons, which was approved by the Department of Defense.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Trump gave six months extra Secret Service protection to his kids, three officials. It cost taxpayers $1.7 million. 

Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin traveled repeatedly to the Middle East and Mexico while protected by agents.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Audio: Trump says he spoke to a ‘loving crowd’ at Jan. 6 rally

In an exclusive interview for the new book "I Alone Can Fix It," the former president described the atmosphere on Jan. 6 before the storming of the Capitol as largely friendly and peaceful.
  • Jul 21, 2021

‘I Alone Can Fix It’ book excerpt: Inside Trump’s Election Day and the birth of the ‘big lie’

At the end of a tumultuous day, the defiant president refused to accept the signs that he was losing the White House contest to Joe Biden.
  • Jul 15, 2021

Report: Park Police didn’t clear Lafayette Square protesters for Trump visit

Investigators did not find that the White House directed the Lafayette Square clearing moments before Trump's visit on June 1, 2020.
  • Jun 9, 2021

How Trump set back the Secret Service’s recovery from scandal and strain

The agency had been undergoing overhauls since an embarrassing 2014 White House security breach, but the muted response to a similar lapse in 2017 foreshadowed challenges during the Trump administration.
  • May 14, 2021

DHS watchdog declined to pursue investigations into Secret Service during Trump administration, documents show

Joseph Cuffari rejected staff recommendations to examine the agency’s handling of the Lafayette Square clearing and the spread of the coronavirus in its ranks.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Trump entertained plan to install an attorney general who would help him pursue baseless election fraud claims

The plan would have pushed out Jeffrey Rosen as acting attorney general and promoted a Trump devotee to lead the Justice Department.
  • Jan 22, 2021