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Law enforcement absent from cameras as questions about attack mount

January 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

In the wake of the attack on Capitol Hill last week, and myriad questions about how rioters breached the building and what is happening in response, federal law enforcement agencies have yet to brief the public directly.

(CNN)In the wake of the attack on Capitol Hill last week, and myriad questions about how rioters breached the building and what is happening in response, federal law enforcement agencies have yet to brief the public directly.

The US Capitol Police, FBI, Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security have yet to hold a press conference since Wednesday's incursion into one of America's most iconic buildings, prompting calls from lawmakers to call briefings for the public and Congress.

The two House Judiciary Committee members urged federal law enforcement authorities -- including the FBI and Departments of Justice and Homeland Security -- to immediately hold a briefing for the public, as well as schedule a briefing for members of Congress, to discuss last Wednesday's riot at the Capitol.

"Given that it's 2021, what happened at the Capitol in terms of a communications plan was unacceptable," Julie Parker, a law enforcement communications consultant and former spokesperson for multiple police departments, told CNN.

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