Acting Capitol Police Chief: Phone logs indicate National Guard approval of Jan. 6 delayed
Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman on Thursday said cellphone records show former USCP chief Steven Sund requested National Guard support from Sgt. House arms from 12:58 p.m. on January 6, but it did not receive approval until January 6. Why it matters: Sund and former House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving clashed in a Senate hearing on Tuesday over a dispute over the timing of the Capitol Police request to the National Guard during the Capitol uprising. latest market trends and economic outlook with Axios Markets. Irving insisted he did not recall receiving the request until after 2 p.m. Lawmakers seek to account for this hour of wasted time when pro-Trump rioters were able to breach and sack Capitol Hill. “I didn’t get a request at 1:09 am that I remember,” Irving, who resigned after the insurgency, testified. “The first conversation I had with Chief Sund during this time was from 1:28 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. During this conversation he indicated that conditions were deteriorating and that he may be looking for the National Guard approval. ” Particulars: Pittman testified before a House subcommittee that phone records from Sund show the former chief first sought National Guard support in Irving at 12:58 p.m. and then spoke to the Former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger to make the same request at 1:05 p.m., according to Pittman. Sund repeated his request to Irving at 1:28 p.m., then spoke to him again at 1:34 p.m., 1:39 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. Go Further: Pittman testifies officers were unsure of the rules for lethal force on January 6. Get more Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.