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the fallout from the siege has been swift but there are still more questions than answers about how the massive security breach unfolded so quickly our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas joins us with now with more good morning pierre michael good morning with the death of that officer the stakes are even higher police will want to know if he was assaulted and if that mob played a role in his death was it murder all this as democrats and republicans call this breach a massive and shocking failure there was an immediate price to pay the capitol police chief resigned effective january 16th also resigning the senate and house sergeant-at-arms who helped oversee security this as we learned the situation was even more dangerous than previously known the mob not only used chemicals against police but beat them with metal pipes five firearms recovered including a military-style assault rifle two powerful and functioning pipe bombs discovered nearby and 11 molotov cocktails for setting fires which authorities say were quote ready to go overnight the fbi tweeting out this photo of a person believed to be responsible for those pipe bombs more than 50 capital police and law enforcement officers injured many of them fighting to defend congress whatever mistakes were made among those injured the officer who died his department and the entire city mourning his loss the situation unreal a breach and desecration so profound it’s also raising issues of race and policing many noting police showed remarkable restraint with the mostly white mob an officer even taking a selfie with one of the rioters it had been a group of black lives matter protests they wouldn’t have been treated very very differently in the mob of thugs that stormed the capitol more than 80 arrested so far with that mob having so much time inside the capitol this morning a new worry national security federal prosecutors telling us the mob not only trashed the capital but may have also stolen critical information cecilia infuriating okay pierre thank you so much hi everyone george stephanopoulos here thanks for checking out the abc news youtube channel if you’d like to get more videos show highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our channel and don’t forget to download the abc news app for breaking news alerts thanks for watching

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