No public appearances with remarks from the AG or FBI director. The president hasn’t appeared on camera since Thurs. Capitol Police haven’t held a single briefing. DHS secretary just stepped down. All since a mob just stormed the Capitol, leaving far more questions than answers
After mass attacks, I’ve seen officials speak and misspeak, try to be reassuring or fumble facts or try to reassure the public or defend their records. Common thing there is I’ve seen them all come out to speak, to provide an official account and answer some questions
Though, and I want to be clear, if they’re gonna just come out and read a statement and walk off without answering questions, my standing take applies
This press conference is with the acting U.S. attorney for D.C. and head of the FBI's Washington D.C. field office, not with the FBI director or the acting attorney general

A week after the siege on the Capitol, the acting attorney general released a video statement in the middle of the night (the recorded version of a spoken word performance of a press release)

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