How a pro-Trump mob was able to breach security and storm the Capitol

Birt 7 jan 2021
U.S. Capitol Police were unable to stop a breach of the Capitol by a mob of President Trump’s supporters. Post reporter Carol Leonnig and a former Senate Sergeant at Arms describe the events. Read more: wapo.st/3pWKx41. Subscribe to The Washington Post on ISchats: wapo.st/2QOdcqK
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  • So the National Guard was not deployed because they're did not want a repeat of the overreaching show of force that Trump ordered at the racial justice march. But these are Trump supporters, so of course he's not going to order the National Guard on his own people. So glad that cell phones were pinging off the towers, so all the perps will be located and charged.

  • Everyone saw the signs days ahead but still let it happen

  • National Guard didn’t regain the control... that was the hard work of DC Police, PG Police, Montgomery Police, Capitol Police, and many other state and local agencies that went to the call...

  • What's so 'non scaleable' about a seven foot tall fence?

  • I love this!?

  • The U.S spends $780,000,000,000 on defense. The defence : That one lone guard inside the Capitol steps

  • I see more Soros bad actors then Trump supporters ! I’m not a Trump supporter. I see propaganda!

  • This news is appalling and I know that there is absolutely nothing funny about what's going on in the video here, But I honestly laughed when I saw the part where the guy is using the barricade as a "battering ram". 😅 4:06

    • Wonderful video, my friend! Shine on!?

  • It's clear how they breached the Capitol building they milled around so long they were able to waltz right in what a ridiculous defensive effort

    • activists were the ones doing most damage ... but ANTIFA and BLM incited the rioting and breaching ... don’t believe me watch John Sullivan’s 40 minute video. Also do your

  • The amount of bloodshed that would occur if a BLM protest even broke a window would be comparable to 9/11.

  • The police underestimated the crowd in exactly the same way the government repeatedly underestimate Trump’s ability to sow chaos (and refusal to hold him responsible).

  • I genuinely can't decide if it was so easy due to... (1) The cops supporting the cause of the crowd (or "because they are white"-type arguments) (2) The crowd was allowed inside order to sway public opinion in favour of the recent censorship and online purges. (3) It was a tactical decision by the cops to pen the crowd inside the building, and that would make the situation easier to neutralise with as few casualties as possible. All three are plausable.

    • The answer is: because he is no leader. Not even a bad one. Just totally unprofessional.

  • Seriously? you would have killed them a hundred times if they were black.

  • Only police can refuse to do their job as a way to prove they need more funding.

    • I LIVED THRU THIS HOLY BALLS

  • It's a dems run state. Expect otherwise?

    • group of people wreaking havoc in Portland and other cities were "peaceful protesters". You are terrible Americans!

  • The U.S spends $780,000,000,000 on defense. The defence : That one lone guard inside the Capitol steps

  • It's not a "pro-Trump" group; it's a *PRO-AMERICA* group, you neanderthals.

  • Why don't you keep on track and remember the reason why

    • 2020 america : I'm the worst year in American History... 2021 America :. Hold my beer.

  • Welcome to my parlour said the spider to the fly! Learn the real reason for such lack of security!

    • leadership, Pelosi and McConnell, to not increase security?

  • But why would mayor bowser act so irresponsibly .... because that was what she was ordered to do!

  • Mayor bowser was first one we point to for not adequately securing DC prior to the event ... for writing a pretty nasty letter DEMANDING no help unless MPD makes the request

    • 😂😂😂 WP ... you feel the heat now ??? Whe are gonna come for you when finished with the low iq donut brain corrupt democratic pedophile loving kkk bitches party...

  • Yes it would’ve ruined Trumps presidency completely ! So you guessed it - the LEFT had MUCH to gain in this orchestrated move!

  • Obviously even if the right wing activists would’ve made it to the chambers and did some real serious harm what would that have gained these fools? So it wouldn’t have gained trump any power at all ... in fact it would’ve ruined his presidency

  • So again which party would’ve gained more by this seige which obviously wasn’t much of a seige ... more like an open invite!

  • Of course they treated it as such ... FBI had information prior of unrest ... this was a SETUP! They the LEFT wanted the people to breach! Why you say? Because they wanted to have reason to disrupt this important hearing (which did change MANY senators direction that day) .. it also gave reason to possibly impeach and to use 25th amendment! The mayor herself signed a letter REFUSING extra help! Oh snd by the way ANTIFA and BLM activists were also on scene inciting riot behavior - yes proud boys and other right wing activists were the ones doing most damage ... but ANTIFA and BLM incited the rioting and breaching ... don’t believe me watch John Sullivan’s 40 minute video. Also do your research on other videos not seen in main stream media ! Go to Mayer bowsers Twitter account and see the letter she signed and posted on January 5th. Don’t worry chief of police was told to delay and he’s not hurting financially by resigning. Yes they the left wanted this seige

  • we know who called for the right it was Nancy pelosi she give Soros a phone call to get and thief up here and black lives matter to keep trunk for showing his evidence

  • Trump did not call for the National Guard- that’s proof enough that he supported the storming of the capitol. R.i.P. to the police officer who died that day. 😢 Shame on Trump for letting all this happen. A bit more than 30 years ago, there were equally bad riots in my country, Germany. One day, the mob tried to storm the KGB office in Dresden, East Germany. Putin was head of office back then. He went out and shouted a clear message to the protestors: „I urge you to stay away from our property. My comrades are heavily armed, and I have given orders to defend this building.“ And the protestors were like: „Understandable, have a good day“. They turned around and left, no one got hurt. We all know that Trump welcomed this attack, though he denies it. But when he denies it, we should ask: „Where was he then? Why didn‘t he take action to de-escalate the situation?“ The answer is: because he is no leader. Not even a bad one. Just totally unprofessional.

  • WHY WEREN’T THEY ARRESTED ONSITE, this was an utter failure of capitol security?!

  • I LIVED THRU THIS HOLY BALLS

  • You are part of the problem! You can see it was a staged event. There were no guns. Where is your proof of that there were secret communication? Why is this a "mob" and the group of people wreaking havoc in Portland and other cities were "peaceful protesters". You are terrible Americans!

  • The U.S spends $780,000,000,000 on defence. The defence : That one lone guard inside the Capitol steps

  • 2020 america : I'm the worst year in American History... 2021 America :. Hold my beer.

  • Both Sergeant of Arms were warned by capitol police chief that the crowd was getting to big for the security in place. I want these guys to testify under oath. Were they told by their leadership, Pelosi and McConnell, to not increase security?

  • Didn't a black capital police just let them in?

    • remember when the media was flashing around photos of osama bin laden and it turned out they were photoshopped photos that were already on the internet and were prov

  • 😂😂😂 WP ... you feel the heat now ??? Whe are gonna come for you when finished with the low iq donut brain corrupt democratic pedophile loving kkk bitches party...

  • Show us the people that actually broke in the first ones to penetrate the capital.

  • Because they were let in by the police

  • The police moved the barriers and waved them up the steps. The leftist fake news media are such propaganda queens.

  • Again the Media, Press and Politicians lie. The mob that broke up stuff was ANTIFA, not Trump Supports. STOP LYING. God Bless You Donald Trump. SOROS was behind all this

  • ANTIFA MARXIST BLM ORGANIZATION COUNTER PROTESTERS WERE MIXED IN THE CROWD,, DID YOU INSTIGATORS (WP) FORGET ABOUT THE BLM AND ANTFA MAKING THREATS OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE SPITTING AND THROWING BOTTLES AT THE SECRET SERVICE AND THREATENING TO HARM THE POTUS AFTER THEY BREACH THE WHITE HOUSE LAST SUMMER!!!AND YELLING DEATH TO AMERICA 🇺🇸 BURNING THE AMERICAN FLAG VANDALIZING A WW2 MEMORIAL, SETTING FIRE TO A HISTORIC CHURCH & ALL THE OTHER DAMAGES THAT WAS DONE THROUGH OUT THE SUMMER IN THESE SO CALLED DEMOCRATIC RUN CITY'S AND LAW ENFORCEMENT WERE TOLD TO STAND DOWN WHILE THESE COMMUNIST SUPPORTING SOBs WERE BURNING LOOTING AND MURDERIN ! STOP WITH THE PROPAGANDA & THE MISLEADING NOW!!! YOU SCUMBAG MFs haven't you done enough damage in the past four years my God stop it!!! I personally hope when all of this is over the blood will be on your hands and I hope you the mainstream media and big tech will be the first one's to suffer than maybe you will be satisfied! and for what! Your hatred towards President Trump! God help us 🇺🇸 this is only the beginning 🙏

  • It's my belife that their are white supremacist in the police and all the forces this seems to be quite acceptable in the US ( ridiculous) neither The Capitol police or state police did not preform their duties they are diffienitly not hero's they are corrupt ,biased, racist not fit for purpose .We have footage available the world can see yet the media and in this case Pelosi yet again offer alternative facts and put a spin on it and pump it out as news .When will this blatant deception stop?

  • I'm old enough to remember that time when black-block antifa and blm laid siege to the federal courthouses and statues for 3 months. Oh yeah and there was that time that the 'mostly peaceful' protestors burned entire cities to the ground, killed, looted and beat people for months on end with great encouragement from the democrat leaders. Seems like it was... well.. about 6 months ago. There was also that time during the summer when nearly every corporate/entertainment/political entity massively funded extreme riots across every inch of the country for months... I remember and if I recall correctly, that still is the worst domestic terrorism this country has seen since 9/11.

  • Pelosi and leftist inspired mobs. A planned event

  • Lying Nancy Pelosi

  • This is called a planned event

  • There white they have rights

  • White privileged gon wild

  • soooo typical the FACT IS special ops went in dressed like (your Democrats) ANTIFA and took possession of nasty Nancy’s and others laptops now let’s just see what’s what and if ya really did win (you didn’t) let’s see just what all is exposed now ! Nancy trying to get trump out so quick so joe can try and destroy the evidence WONT WORK this ain’t trump this is Americans taking back what you Democrats destroyed and we won’t let any Democrats see or touch those laptops! BUT the whole world will lmao 😂 we used your own playbook against you

  • Just wait until an 80million Patriot mob takes back this country.

  • remember when the media was flashing around photos of osama bin laden and it turned out they were photoshopped photos that were already on the internet and were proved to be doctored and media also apologized for the mix up? then they said they couldn't show the real photos because it was all of a sudden too graphic, when they had TONS of pictures of them doing nasty poses and doing things to the terrorist they caught and got in trouble?? the media is and always has been a bunch of lame attempts of smears

  • Just wondering if the officers have arrested any BLM rioters and looters so far? It’s ridiculous when all MSM called that peaceful protestors..

  • is the cryptic soft pedal tone and periodic flashes of a minor 3rd to induce scary emotion necessary? put it to happy tree friends theme song; it's much better

  • No peace with baby killers

  • The Democrats lured the demonstrators into the Capitol so they could impeach Trump

  • The Capitol police were allowed to let this happen. The Democrats WANTED this to happen. They lured these demonstrators into a position where this terrible event could take place.

  • Disgusting report lacking the truth

  • Every good movie needs a villain to keep you on the edge of your seat. Trump is doing a good job. Pass the popcorn.

  • The problem was that some of the police were probably trump suporters and let it happen, also they just let them in, we need better security that doesn't involve trump suporters.

  • The world’s oldest Banana Republic loves Trump and his toadies. We in the third world are loving this. 😂🤣😂🤣 I personally missed Laurel and Hardy; Chaplin; etc. This is way better, in real time, very post modern and FREE! And it will be funnier when Trump and his Nazis get away with it, and live happily and happily and happily and happily... 🎈🎊🎉👍🎈🎉🎊👍 Although I was waiting for a raging fire to start in the Capitol, alas, one cannot get everything.

  • The title should read “why Capitol Police let Antifa into Congress.”

  • Great job WP you traitors

  • Arrest the Police

  • That they called it a pro trump mob

  • I sense real fireworks on January 20. Pentagon, you heard it here first. Are you prepared???

  • Police let the mob into the Capitol compound. Who gave the orders to stand down?

  • Biden and Hunter caused this

  • When people hide a laptop people get made

  • I thought Nancy hates cops

  • The intent and violence of this mob was broadcast for months. Alex Jones and Owen Shroyer should be arrested for inciting violence for months.

  • Capitol police in fact JOINED in with the fascist mob that day, letting em through the barricades and even gesturing to em "Yeah come on in! Let's go get em!". Not only them but off duty police in and outta state partook in the fascist mob storm, too. They were out for blood, there's photo evidence out there of them ready to take hostages, all this on Trump's order. And that order included going after Pence and his wife and daughter who were there that day, too. Bc to Trump and his cult they're traitors in not aiding the fascist coup lol.

  • I feel gas lighted

  • Fail to plan is a plan to fail

  • The rioters were so "welcomed".

  • Very clear how they did it... THEY JUST DIDN'T! STOP SPREADING FAKE NEWS, COCKSUCKAS!

  • Where is Hunter ?

  • Oh its now a mob? What happened to calling Americans traitors, insurrectionists, or terrorists WAPO?

  • Why weren't these terrorists just shot on site?

  • Staged set up !!! This is treason !!! Watch the video of cops letting them in direct. Thats bulshit. Wedding pictures of these guys at all the antifa protest . These are paid terrorists to try to make trumper's look bad. Trick no good !! Why is Nancy Pelosi flipping out now cuz your laptop was stolen and trying to impeach Trump before his 14 days are up ?

  • Special Forces were imbedded in the mob that got inside the Capitol and they took Nancy's lab top. That is why she is going crazy on Trump now. Biden will never have us US military on his side. see Lt. General Thomas McInerney Utube /watch?v=n2Ady3z-Xy8

  • Individuals from the top were complicit, paid for and bought. Look at the video footage!! Drumpf’s cult attempted a coup to place him as a DICTATOR!!!!!!!!!

  • It was easy for him to go in there just followed atifa

  • funny how democrats all the sudden are crying about mobs after 9 months of antifa. Hilarious

  • Cause some of the capital police are trump supporters

  • Not a pro trump mob. Pelosi's son in law was the one wearing the viking helmut , they are antifa.

  • American's ....this is who you are......this is how the rest of the world sees you....remember that when you visit Europe or other countries again....The first thing we will say to you is...hey...how about that riot!!?...that was fun eh??...5 people dead...al because of you...because you all caused it. The ones that voted for Trump...and the ones that didnt stop him from being your....yes YOUR!!!...president. The man who was elected to represent YOUR country!...You should all be ashamed of what you ALL did to your country!!..It's a disgrace!

  • Baked Alaska needs to be behind BARS

  • They opened the doors for us. It was supposed to be a sit in. Than the Gestapo started shooting and flash bangs and concussions. F the Gestapo. This is the beginning.

  • It worked fine through Maskoffweb,com service they credited me $4,000 into my PayPal account through hack transfer

  • How can ppl not see this is a civil war ?

  • Mob? Still caused less damage and violence and deaths than the 'mostly peaceful' BLM protests. Reichstag 1933. We See the optics, we see the narrative being built over the last 10 years. Biden is getting his version of the Enabling Act ready. You are not news, you are an arm of the Ministry of Truth. Many have seen the videos of the cops waving them in.

  • All trump has to do is say go and its over for all of them. The only reason we left was because trump gave the go home order. 10 days of darkness is said to have started. Banned on fb for 6 days here. Twitter I'm still banned for 5 hours. Anyone censoring the president is guilty of sedition.

  • The police opened the door

  • trumpists are crying about communism because their cult leader got banned from social media

  • We just started the new year and people are already acting crazy. And Biden won the election fair and square and Trump is saying hisvictotty got stolen. HE DIDN'T EVEN WIN

  • *Long wood up in the bush. Ain't no pee'in here from Peter. Ok. Maybe if it's cold and we're on a break...*: JLSwag

    • *Ok bye-bye... Swag*

    • *jlswag1 on Instagram. All that and a bag chips...* JLSwag

  • Too scared to use the word "complicit" I see..... 😐

  • Presidentially inspired mob

  • It's pretty obvious some of the police were in on it, some actually let them in.

  • The pentagon not responding and the defense-department refuse the request For help from the capital is a great way to create conspiracy theories and more mistrust from the public......I mean wtf there no way they didn’t consider the effect yet they chose not to respond anyway.

  • That's easy. The police let them in. Like literally let them in.