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A violent mob of pro-Trump rioters came within seconds of seeing Vice President Mike Pence when it laid siege to the US Capitol last week, The Washington Post reported. When the rioters breached the Capitol, Pence was in the Senate chamber as lawmakers debated a Republican challenge to the electoral votes in Arizona. After Capitol Police and Secret Service realized that the pro-Trump insurrectionists had breached multiple entrances to the Capitol, Pence and senior lawmakers were quickly evacuated from the Senate chamber. All Mike Pence has to do is send them back to the States, AND WE WIN. "If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency," he added.
Persons: Mike Pence, Pence, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Trump insurrectionists, Igor Bobic, Eugene Goodman, Goodman, Trump, Mike_Pence, Mike, Biden Organizations: Trump, Capitol, Washington Post, Republican, Capitol Police, Secret Service, WE WIN, State Legislatures, New York Times, Twitter, Facebook, National Guard Locations: Arizona
An FBI affidavit filed this week details at length how one Trump supporter who participated in the Capitol siege turned over evidence of his potential crimes to an FBI agent. The defendant, Kevin Lyons, also described to agents how he walked into "big boss" Nancy Pelosi's office after entering the Capitol. One photo Lyons posted to his Instagram account was a screenshot of a map depicting the route from Lyons' home in the Chicago area to Washington, DC. After the attempted coup, Lyons posted another photo on the social media platform of a wooden sign that said "Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi." "Hello Nice FBI Lady, Here are the links to the videos," Lyons said in an email to FBI Special Agent Land, according to the affidavit.
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The House of Representatives passed a resolution late Tuesday night demanding Vice President Mike Pence immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office. The House of Representatives passed a nonbinding resolution late Tuesday night calling on Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office. But Pence announced hours before the House vote that he would reject the effort and accused the House of playing "political games." He argued that invoking the 25th Amendment would be divisive and set a "terrible precedent" that would further "inflame the passions of the moment." During a speech in Alamo, Texas, on Tuesday, Trump dismissed the threat of his removal through the 25th Amendment.
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The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. In the wake of the failed insurrection, a slew of Republicans finally broke ranks with the president as congressional Democrats called for his impeachment. If he is impeached Wednesday, as is widely expected, Trump will be the only president to have been impeached twice.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Mike Pence, Trump Organizations: Representatives, SPAN, YouTube, Capitol, Trump
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency. The House is impeaching Trump on one article of inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency. Trump was once before impeached by the House in December 2019 on charges of abusing his office and obstructing Congress before being acquitted in a Senate trial in February 2020. Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Trump in his first impeachment were impeached by the House but all acquitted in the Senate.
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Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1: The president "shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment." President Bill Clinton was impeached during his second term and acquitted by the Senate. Johnson sought a second term but didn't get enough votes at the 1868 Democratic National Convention. However, had he gotten enough votes and won a second term, he could have run for a third term (and more) because the 22nd Amendment hadn't been passed at the time. Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated President Trump is the first to be impeached in his first term.
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Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon over his role in inciting an attempted coup at the US Capitol that resulted in five deaths. Trump is now the first president to be impeached twice; he was previously impeached on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over the Ukraine scandal. Trump watched the hourslong siege play out on television from his perch at the White House. Three Cabinet secretaries resigned, as did the former White House press secretary, deputy press secretary, deputy national security advisor, the former White House chief of staff, and others in the Commerce Department and National Security Council.
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This is the second time Trump has been impeached, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. One Republican voted to impeach Trump the first time, and five Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. No Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868, and President Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached. It was the second time Trump was impeached and the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. Five House Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, and no Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868.
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Speaking publicly for the first time in several days, President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that "people" believe a speech he gave that incited last week's deadly Capitol insurrection was "totally appropriate." President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that a speech he gave at a rally last week that incited a mob of his supporters to storm that Capitol was "totally appropriate." "People thought that what I said was totally appropriate," the president told reporters at the White House before leaving to visit the US border wall in Alamo, Texas. The House impeached Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, and the Republican-controlled Senate acquitted him. The riot resulted in five deaths, including a 42-year-old Capitol Police officer who died after Trump supporters beat him with a fire extinguisher.
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An internal FBI report cautioned that there would be a "war" at the US Capitol the day before pro-Trump insurrectionists attacked it, The Washington Post reported. Tuesday's report adds another layer to the massive intelligence failure that contributed to the storming of the Capitol and resulted in five deaths. An internal FBI situational report warned on January 5 that pro-Trump insurrectionists would wage a "war" at the US Capitol the next day, The Washington Post reported. It went on to cite an "online thread" that "discussed specific calls for violence," including one that said, "'Be ready to fight. The Post's report directly undercuts a senior FBI official's earlier claim that the bureau had no intelligence suggesting there would be violence at the Capitol after the rally.
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Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney in Washington, DC, said Tuesday that the FBI and Justice Department are looking into "significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy" after the Capitol riot. The "scope and scale" of the Capitol riot probe is unprecedented in FBI and DOJ history, Sherwin said at a press conference. The FBI and Justice Department are investigating an unprecedented number of cases and criminal conduct after last week's deadly riot at the US Capitol, officials said Tuesday. Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney in Washington, DC, said the "scope and scale" of the Capitol riot investigation is unprecedented in FBI and DOJ history. He added that there were "thousands of potential witnesses" and "hundreds" of potential cases that could arise as a result.
Persons: Michael Sherwin, Sherwin, Steven D'Antuono, that's, Steve D'Antuono Organizations: FBI, Justice Department, Capitol, DOJ, US, DC Locations: Washington ,, bureau's Washington, DC
At least three Republicans in the House of Representatives announced on Tuesday that they will vote to impeach President Donald Trump after the US Capitol siege. At least three House Republicans have come out in support of President Donald Trump's impeachment after he incited a deadly riot at the US Capitol last week. The New York Times reported that the White House expects roughly two dozen Republicans to break ranks and come out in support of impeachment. "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack," she said in a statement. He continued: "There is no doubt in my mind that the President of the United States broke his oat of office and incited this insurrection.
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House Democrats on Monday formally introduced an article of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with incitement of insurrection. The House is expected to impeach the president later this week unless Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet remove Trump from office via the 25th Amendment. The developments come after Trump incited a deadly riot at the US Capitol last week that resulted in five deaths. House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday charging him with incitement of insurrection. The House will formally vote on impeaching the president later this week unless Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from power.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Trump, Steny Hoyer, Pence, Joe Biden's, You'll, insurrectionists, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Munchel, Larry Rendell Brock Organizations: Capitol, Democrats, Trump, House Democrats, Trump . Business, CNN, Capitol Police, Congress, Biden's, Justice Department, US Air Force, FBI, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon Web Services Locations: Georgia, Tennessee
An FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News reporter Aaron Katersky warned that "armed protests" are expected to take place at the US Capitol and state capitols across the country leading up to Inauguration Day. And the bureau also reportedly said it has "received information about an identified armed group intending to travel to Washington, DC on 16 January." A new FBI bulletin warns that "armed protests" are expected to take place at the US Capitol and state capitols across the country leading up to Inauguration Day. And the bureau also said it has "received information about an identified armed group intending to travel to Washington, DC on 16 January." "Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021," Twitter's statement said.
Persons: Aaron Katersky, Trump, Katersky, Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Twitter Organizations: FBI, ABC News, Capitol, Twitter, American Patriots Locations: Washington, DC
Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, has resigned, multiple outlets reported Monday. Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, announced in a letter to employees Monday that he is resigning, Fox News and NBC News reported. Shortly after his statement was released, the White House announced that Trump had withdrawn Wolf's nomination to be the permanent Department of Homeland Security secretary. After former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in 2019, Trump bypassed a senior homeland security official who was legally designated to temporarily lead the agency by tapping Kevin McAleenan to be the department's acting head. With Wolf stepping down, FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor is set to take over as acting head of Homeland Security.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell never wants to speak to President Donald Trump again after Trump incited a violent insurrection at the US Capitol that resulted in five deaths, The Washington Post reported. McConnell made the speech as Congress was gearing up to count the electoral votes in the 2020 election and finalize Joe Biden's victory before being disrupted by pro-Trump rioters. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell never wants to speak to President Donald Trump again following a violent insurrection at the US Capitol on Wednesday, the Washington Post reported. "The United States Senate will not be intimidated," he said. The United States and the United States Congress have faced down much greater threats than the unhinged crowd we saw today."
Persons: Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, McConnell, Joe Biden's, Michael Sherwin, Sherwin Organizations: Capitol, Washington Post, Kentucky Republican, Trump, Republican, Hill, Capitol Police, United States Senate, United States Congress, The New York Times Locations: United States, Washington
A Reuters photographer said he heard at least three pro-Trump rioters at the Capitol on Wednesday saying they wanted to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging. The rioters said they "hoped to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree as a traitor," the photographer, Jim Bourg, tweeted. A Reuters photographer said Friday that he overheard at least three pro-Trump insurrectionists at the US Capitol this week say they wanted to locate Vice President Mike Pence and hang him. They said they "hoped to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree as a traitor," the photographer, Jim Bourg, tweeted. "I've known Mike Pence forever," Inhofe said.
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House Democrats are planning to impeach President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection," according to a draft article of impeachment obtained by CNN on Friday. A White House spokesperson decried the impeachment push as "politically motivated," saying that it "will only serve to further divide our great country." House Democrats are planning to impeach President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection," according a draft article of impeachment first obtained by CNN. "President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government," the draft said. The whole time, Trump watched the hourslong siege play out on television from his perch at the White House.
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Members of President Donald Trump's cabinet are discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN reported. Members of President Donald Trump's cabinet are in the early stages of considering the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, multiple media outlets reported, a move that would be unlike any other since the amendment was ratified six decades ago. Pence, for his part, plays no role in approving or rejecting a state's electoral votes and his involvement in the matter is largely ceremonial. Win McNamee/Getty ImagesAfter the area and the building were secured, Congress reconvened to finish debating election challenges and count up electoral votes. In both cases, Bush temporarily transferred power to Vice President Dick Cheney while he underwent routine colonoscopies.
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Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday that President Trump inciting a violent insurrection on Capitol Hill on Wednesday was a "betrayal of his office and supporters." "Orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable," Barr said in a statement to the Associated Press. Former Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that President Donald Trump inciting a violent insurrection on Capitol Hill the previous day was a "betrayal of his office and supporters." In a statement to the Associated Press, Barr said "orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable." Shortly after his statement was released, the White House announced that Trump had withdrawn Wolf's nomination to be permanent DHS secretary.
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US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced Thursday that she is resigning following pro-Trump riots at the Capitol. Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and is the latest in a number of Trump administration officials who resigned after Wednesday's violence. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced Thursday that she is resigning. Chao is the first cabinet secretary to resign following Wednesday's pro-Trump riots at the US Capitol. Shortly after his statement was released, the White House announced that Trump had withdrawn Wolf's nomination to be permanent DHS secretary.
Persons: Elaine Chao, Chao, Mitch McConnell, Trump, Pete Buttigieg, Melania Trump's, Stephanie Grisham, Sarah Matthews, Matt Pottinger, Rickie Niceta, Mick Mulvaney, Chad Wolf Organizations: Trump, Capitol, Transportation, White House, White, Commerce Department, National Security Council, Homeland Security, DHS Locations: Northern Ireland
President Donald Trump has spoken to aides about pardoning himself in the days before he leaves office, The New York Times reported. President Donald Trump has spoken to aides in recent weeks about pardoning himself in the days before he leaves office, The New York Times reported. The violence erupted as Congress was counting electoral votes from the 2020 election, which Trump has falsely insisted was "rigged" and "stolen" from him. He could be barred, for instance, from pardoning someone if doing so violates another federal statute or constitutional clause. And the president has reportedly discussed preemptively pardoning his three eldest children as well as Kushner.
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The US attorney in Washington, DC, said Thursday that federal prosecutors are investigating President Donald Trump's role in inciting violent riots that shook Capitol Hill on Wednesday and resulted in four deaths. When asked specifically whether that included Trump, he responded, "We are looking at all actors here, and anyone that had a role. Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney in Washington, DC, told reporters on Thursday that his office is investigating President Donald Trump's role in inciting a frenzied mob of his supporters to storm the US Capitol. The Washington Post reported that when Sherwin was specifically pressed on whether that included the president, he said, "We are looking at all actors here, and anyone that had a role. Hours after unleashing his supporters on the Capitol and minutes after Congress certified Biden's win, Trump's communications aide Dan Scavino posted a statement from the president on Twitter promising an "orderly transition" on January 20.
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Former first lady Michelle Obama released a searing statement Thursday ripping into President Donald Trump's "violent" supporters for laying siege to the US Capitol on Wednesday. The day was "a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can't handle the truth of his own failures," she said. Former first lady Michelle Obama tore into President Donald Trump's "violent" supporters on Thursday who stormed the US Capitol the previous day to try to stop the peaceful transfer of power. Obama went on to say the day was "a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can't handle the truth of his own failures. "In city after city, day after day, we saw peaceful protestors met with brute force," her statement said.
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The Democratic Party has regained control of the Senate, according to projected results from two critical runoff elections in Georgia. The Senate currently consists of 51 Republicans, 46 Democrats, and two Independents who caucus with the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party won control of the Senate following the projected results of two crucial runoff elections in Georgia held on January 5. The Senate will now consist of 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and two Independents who caucus with the Democratic Party, resulting in a 50-50 split. In the 2020 election, 33 Senate seats were up for grabs, and Democrats had a good chance of flipping seats in their favor in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and North Carolina.
Persons: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Kamala Harris, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, Sen, Doug Jones of, Georgia runoffs, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Lin Wood, Sidney Powell, Wood, Perdue, You've, Powell, Ronna McDaniel, McDaniel, we've Organizations: Democratic Party, Republicans, Independents, Georgia Senate, GOP, Democrats, Democratic, US, Senate, Republican, Republican Trump, Loeffler, Republican National Committee, Georgia, Trump, Biden Locations: Georgia, Arizona , Colorado , Maine, North Carolina, Georgia , Iowa, Montana, Doug Jones of Alabama, Kansas, Colorado , Arizona, South Carolina , Iowa, Maine, Powell
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