US Capitol breach on January 6 exposed devastating security and intelligence weaknesses, with military authorities reacting too slowly to calls for National Guard backup against an overwhelming pro-Trump mob, security officials tell Congress.
Democratic senators have vowed to cross-examine acting CIA director Gina Haspel about her role in the use of harsh interrogation methods, as well as the destruction of 92 videotapes documenting the questioning during her confirmation hearing.
Democratic senators criticised Jeff Sessions for declining to answer their questions relating to conversations he had with President Trump at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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