Politics live updates: Capitol police lacked training on building breach, former chief says

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WASHINGTON – Senators are questioning the current and former leaders of four law enforcement agencies about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The hearing before two Senate committees is the officials’ first public testimony about the deadly riots.

Meanwhile, senators are also holding confirmation hearings for several of President Joe Biden’s nominees: attorney general nominee Merrick Garland, Interior secretary nominee Deb Haaland and Health and Human Services secretary nominee Xavier Becerra. The Senate is also slated to vote on the confirmation of Linda Thomas Greenfield for United Nations ambassador.

Please refresh for the latest updates on the Capitol riots hearings and the confirmation hearings.

Senator asks for phone records as officials offer conflicting accounts on National Guard request

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, asked that key law enforcement leaders testifying today provide phone records from Jan. 6 after two officials offered conflicting accounts of when the request was made for the National Guard to respond to the Capitol attack. 

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