The more we learn about the siege of the Capitol, the more you realize how close we came to an even more catastrophic outcome. “This could have been a slaughter; the decapitation of the legislative branch of government,” a former senior homeland security official told me.
Despite weeks of threats on social media that planned pro-Trump protests could descend into violence, the Capitol Police force did not request advance help to secure the building from other federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, a senior official said
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is stepping down, a senior official says. Other officials who have recently stepped down 👉
Two senior Department of Homeland Security officials have been forced to resign by the White House, according to sources familiar with the resignations
President Trump tried to rescind an order that lowered flags to half-staff across the U.S. to honor the late Sen. John McCain in August 2018, according to a former senior official at the Department of Homeland Security.
A former Homeland Security official said President Trump was "actively doing damage to our security." On Monday, Miles Taylor became the most senior former member of the Trump administration to endorse Joe Biden for president.