"It doesn't seem like it's just individual, lone actors," a former senior Pentagon official told Newsweek, "but very coordinated and well-trained individuals, many of which have served in the military or have advanced weapons and explosives training."
"We got people now that would be willing to do anything to overthrow the government of the United States, and we got to start treating them like enemies," Russel Honoré, a retired lieutenant general who led Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, told Newsweek.
"It should be looked as a conspiratorial type investigation that focuses on organization and planning that predates yesterday's events," a senior law enforcement official describing the Capitol protests as "domestic terrorism" told Newsweek.
"What's most concerning is the lack of preparation here," the DC National Guard member said. "I don't know who in the chain of command dropped the ball. There was no plan and we were not in position when we needed to be."
"It's more likely this is an act to benefit the protests scheduled for tomorrow in support of President Trump," one former U.S. counterterrorism official who specializes on Iran and its allied militias told Newsweek.
Leah Zaccaria, owner of HauteYoga in Queen Anne Seattle, told Newsweek that her business is a "spiritual practice."
"He is either a criminal mastermind or a dude who flew completely under the radar," one law enforcement officer told Newsweek.
Documents obtained by Newsweek show a series of unexplained property dealings between Warner, members of his family, and a 29-year-old Los Angeles woman.
"The fact that the father worked in the same company is definitely a lead investigators would pursue," a senior law enforcement official told Newsweek.
The incident would likely be a suicide bombing if the DNA of the suspect's mother is determined to be linked to remains found in the RV, one law enforcement official said.
"Accessing the system was unauthorized and illegal, changing the code with malicious intent was an attack," a cybersecurity expert familiar with the situation told Newsweek.
"The very hard problem is the defender has to defend every possible entry point, a highly resourced and skilled adversary just needs to find one way," Carnegie Mellon's Art Manion told Newsweek.
"Our adversaries should know that, as President, I will not stand idly by in the face of cyber assaults on our nation," President-elect Joe Biden said in a statement sent to Newsweek by his transition team.
"It's clear: Dan Crenshaw is not morally fit to be a member of the House of Representatives," the progressive veterans group Common Defense said in a statement.
"You would not have all the various secure systems of communication that the United States has if you were not concerned that this information might go where it's not intended," former OFAC official Peter Kucik told Newsweek.
"For NATO, cyber defence is a core part of our collective defence," an official of the U.S.-led transatlantic alliance told Newsweek in reference to a treaty article that could trigger retaliation for a massive hack affecting allies across the globe.
"We are in close coordination with our interagency, coalition, industry, and academic partners to assess and mitigate this issue," U.S. Cyber Command told Newsweek. "As is our mission, we will continue to conduct cyberspace operations in defense of our Nation."
"This is just one step in a long road toward achieving justice for him, but it is an important one," Robert Levinson's family said in a statement sent to Newsweek.
"The greatest long-term threat to our nation's information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality, is the counterintelligence and economic espionage threat from China," FBI Director Christopher Wary said in public remarks sent to Newsweek.
They are a business that's dedicated to harm," Candide Group's Morgan Simon told Newsweek. "I lead a business that's dedicated to social change, and investing in the companies and funds that are changing the world.
The 68-page report from the V.A. Office of Inspector General stated that three witnesses said VA Sec. Robert Wilkie informed them that Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) gave him information about the female veteran that could erode her credibility.
No one in the array of voices Newsweek heard from challenged Lloyd Austin's record but worried if President Donald Trump's choice to seek a waiver for James Mattis set a precedent threatening civilian-military separation.
Israeli and Iranian officials vowed to Newsweek they would defend their country after the brazen assassination of a top nuclear scientist of the Islamic Republic, while experts linked the killing to a broader power play among competing Middle East rivals.
Former Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Byrne claims he lost his job because he didn't back an attempt by his boss, Robert Wilkie, to discredit a Navy veteran whose sexual assault allegations he felt were a political plot against him.
"It is absolutely the right thing to do and is grounded on clear fundamental military realities, and is going to help the country," Daniel L. Davis, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and military expert, told Newsweek
"They're going to turn over some rocks, and they're going to find some genuine criminal misconduct," one former senior Trump administration official told Newsweek.
"The Secret Service would escort him off, they would treat him like any old man who'd wandered on the property," one former official involved in the transition process between former President Barack Obama and Trump told Newsweek.
Esper is second only to commander-in-chief President Donald Trump himself when it comes to authority over the U.S. armed forces, even while election votes are counted.
"I've always considered myself the unofficial chairman of the Congressional Swifty Caucus," Swalwell told Newsweek. Swift allowed her popular song 'Only the Young' to overlay this pro-Biden campaign video.
Republican Rep. Doug Collins, who is challenging incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia, violated DoD policy at least two dozen times last week alone by using images of himself donning his Air Force uniform in campaign ads posted to social media.