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FBI bulletin warns armed inauguration protests being planned at all 50 state capitols

U.S. Capitol police battle with pro-Trump protesters.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Starting this week and running through at least Inauguration Day, armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols and at the U.S. Capitol, according to an internal FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News.

“Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the U.S. Capitol from 17 January through 20 January,” the bulletin said. Investigators believe some of the people involved in the protest planning are members of extremist groups, officials indicated.

"The FBI received information about an identified armed group intending to travel to Washington, DC on 16 January," the bulletin read. "They have warned that if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur."

Federal law enforcement officials have advised police agencies to increase their security posture at statehouses around the country following the riot at the U.S. Capitol, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

Following the violent pro-Trump breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives pushed forward Monday with an effort to get Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would declare Trump incapable of performing his presidential duties and would install Pence as acting president until Biden is inaugurated Jan. 20.

The effort was ultimately blocked by Republican Rep. Alex Mooney of West Virginia, and House Democrats then introduced an article of impeachment against Trump for "incitement of insurrection."

The measure, which has more than 200 Democratic co-sponsors, states Trump has "demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law."

According to the FBI, approximately 29 individuals and/or social media accounts of individuals who unlawfully entered the Capitol had been identified as of Sunday.

The FBI has received nearly 45,000 digital media tips that are now being reviewed.

At least five people died during the siege on the Capitol, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. The FBI bulletin said Sicknick "died from injuries sustained during the U.S. Capitol breach."

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    1. I fully support prosecuting those that stormed the Capital Building, but those at the rally, that took no part in the take over can’t be charged with anything.

      1. Wakeup and goofyMike should go to Austin next week to demonstrate and tear shit up. I’ll buy your plane tickets so you can go. Just be ready to pay your own doctor’s Bill’s after the Police beat the shit out of you.

      2. Hey, idiot! Nobody is saying to arrest people who didn’t take part in the violence. Just the Neo Nazis who ransacked the Capitol. Unlike the BLM protests where EVERYBODY was beaten and gassed no matter what you were there for.

      1. Why would I show up at an old drunk’s house? What reason would anyone have for showing up at your house? Your neighbors won’t even talk to you because you’re an orange buffoon supporter. Worse than leprosy.

    1. With the Trump dick suckers like Mike, wakeup, and shitty Dave just give them a good push to the ground and without their Walkers it will take a while before they can get up off the floor. No need to mow them down just a good push will do.

  1. Trump just declared Emergency Declaration for Washington D.C!! Bet Proud Boys and Company are now calling Trump a Traitor. Man, nobody, and mean nobody, like the Pussygrabber at this point. What’s a fella to do????

  2. Big tough Trumptard girl talking shit all the way to the Capitol… her ass capped, the rest fled like chicken shits! It’s a bluff and they are the minority race now. Get lost maggots. Follow.

  3. Meanwhile all the trump cowards live in El Paso! Madmike, Jeff Allen, K1DPR, uvacowboy, original maga, etc…… their free government ride is more important than joining the tard train. Lol…….coughing…..choking… The local Trump tard trainers are the white free government free loaders. Biggest cheerleaders but the poorest front liners! The white welfare assholes of America.

  4. Like wanting the US to pay japan for the planes lost on Pearl Harbor!!! Lol. Only a stupid moron would believe that. Wait…..Madmike, Jeff Allen, K1DPR, etc

  5. The KKKVIA trolls keep attacking Mark Turner. Give em hell Mark! I wonder how fero2a (aka danlanders), madmike, gee dubb, and maga will be able to get their motorized chairs on a Greyhound bus to head to our state capitol to go and “protest”?

  6. Watch the Trumpies come back with the usual lines like: you’re a Communist, and a Socialist on food stamps and welfare…blah, blah, blah. That’s all they have to say when there is nothing they can to defend their Racist Pig of a soon to be ex president.

    1. And not a single one of these racist hillbilly supporters of the traitor orange buffoon have the slightest clue as to the definition of ‘socialism’ or ‘communism’. They continue to use both words when referring to capitalist Democrats who work hard and operate small and large businesses in El Paso while they sit at home drinking themselves to death.

  7. Wouldn’t want to be Pig Racist Trump right now! Twice IMPEACHED motherfucker(maybe three if he keeps his shit up)who will be investigated for tax fraud, illegal political contributions, illicit enrichment, porn star bribes, insurrection charges, sedition charges, negligible homicide once he is kicked the fuck out of the White House. Right now he has been banned by all social platforms, boycotted by just about every major Corporation, PGA championship not held at his golf courses anymore. Man, it is tough when everyone is pissed at you. Guess what? He fucking DESERVES IT. LMAO!!!!

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