The timeline includes FOIA records of handwritten call logs, minute-by-minute National Guard notes, and Secret Service emails documenting the movement of Vice President Mike Pence during the attack on the Capitol.
There are still many unanswered questions about that dark day for U.S. democracy. Here is a look at what we’ve uncovered through public records requests and litigation, as well as what we’re still seeking to learn.
Records from the Department of Defense in response to American Oversight's request for directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders.
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Defense's National Guard Bureau seeking records related to a Jan. 5, 2021, meeting between multiple entities regarding public events planned for Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall.