Latest from Carol D. Leonnig

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

Harris to delay move into vice-presidential residence

The second couple will stay at a temporary home while the 128-year-old Naval Observatory residence undergoes repairs.
  • Jan 20, 2021

Army falsely denied Flynn’s brother was involved in key part of military response to Capitol riot

The outgoing Army secretary said it is “incredibly awkward” for Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of retired general Michael Flynn, who has voiced support for the extreme ideology QAnon.
  • Jan 20, 2021

Trump extended Secret Service protection to his adult children and three top officials as he left office

According to three people briefed on the plan, Trump issued a directive to extend post-presidency Secret Service protection for six months to his four grown children, who were not automatically entitled to receive it.
  • Jan 20, 2021

QAnon adherents discussed posing as National Guard to try to infiltrate inauguration, according to FBI intelligence briefing

The report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, did not identify any specific plots to attack Wednesday’s inaugural events.
  • Jan 18, 2021

Trump prepares to offer clemency to more than 100 people in his final hours in office

The president has considered preemptive pardons for his children, top aides and himself, but aides say he’s not likely to issue them.
  • Jan 18, 2021

House security chief said lawmaker wariness of military at Capitol drove his resistance to early request for National Guard

House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving balked when the chief of Capitol Police suggested activating the Guard two days before the Jan. 6 attack because he knew congressional leaders “don’t want the military up there,” according to an account he gave to a friend.
  • Jan 18, 2021

Va. man arrested at inauguration checkpoint says he was lost and didn’t mean to bring gun, ammunition to D.C.

Wesley Allen Beeler, 31, was arrested on weapons charges by Capitol Police on Friday.
  • Jan 16, 2021

Capitol Police intelligence report warned three days before attack that ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted

The internal report, which does not appear to have been shared widely with other agencies, was among the flags that experts say should have alerted officials to the risks on Jan. 6.
  • Jan 15, 2021
  • Post Reports

Four hours of insurrection

Today, we reconstruct the riot inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 — hearing from the lawmakers, journalists and law enforcement officials who were there, and answering lingering questions about how things went so wrong.
  • Jan 15, 2021