Justice Department warns of national security fallout from Capitol Hill insurrection

Lawmakers are demanding a “full accounting” of what was taken as rioters ransacked congressional offices.

A supporter of President Donald Trump sits inside the office House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he riots inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. | Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The mob that rampaged inside the halls of Congress on Wednesday might have taken a lot more than Americans’ illusions of invulnerability.

“National security equities” may have been among the records stolen from the Capitol on Wednesday when pro-Trump insurgents stormed the building and looted several congressional offices, the Justice Department said in a briefing Thursday.