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U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

U.S. Capitol Police chief Tom Manger on Monday will brief congressional leadership about security preparations ahead of a Sept. 18 rally in support of jailed Jan. 6 rioters, two sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios.

Why it matters: The "Justice for J6" rally, which is being organized by a former Trump campaign staffer, has raised fresh security concerns over the potential for violence on Capitol Hill.

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters during her weekly press conference on Wednesday: "We intend to have the integrity of the Capitol be intact. I'm not going into any specifics."

What we're hearing: Pelosi invited Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, as well as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to participate in the briefing on Wednesday.

  • It will take place in the Speaker's office on Capitol Hill at 11:15am Monday.
  • In the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 riots, where Trump supporters mobbed the Capitol in an effort to stop the Electoral College count, large fencing was put up around the Capitol. Hundreds of people have been charged for participation in the insurrection.

What they're saying: "I think they should take it very seriously. In fact, they should take it more seriously than they took the same sort of intelligence that they likely saw on January 5," former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe told CNN Monday night.

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Capitol Police officer indicted for obstructing Jan. 6 investigation

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6. Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping hide evidence of a participant's involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.

Driving the news: Officer Michael A. Riley, 50, is accused of telling the unidentified participant, referred to as "Person 1," in the Jan. 6 riot to delete posts from Facebook, which showed them in the Capitol during the attack.

Virginia energy giant quietly boosts McAuliffe

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during a campaign rally on Oct. 15 in Henrico, Virginia. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has sworn off money from the Richmond company Dominion Energy. But the utility has found more subtle ways to back McAuliffe's gubernatorial bid, records show.

Driving the news: Dominion's political action committee has donated $200,000 to a murky political group called Accountability Virginia PAC, a group with ties to prominent Democrats that's been running ads attacking Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin from the right.

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Race and technology in America

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

The technology industry is famously determined to change the world — but its efforts to diversify its workforce and remove bias from its products haven't changed nearly enough.