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13 people will face federal charges stemming from riot at Capitol

January 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A U.S. Capitol Police vehicle departs from the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. President Trump, in a video message on Thursday night, condemned the storming of the U.S. Capitol, which occurred after he urged his angry supporters to take action, and said he would prepare for the administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The Department of Justice on Friday announced that 13 people are facing federal charges stemming from a riot Wednesday at the Capitol.

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The Department of Justice on Friday announced that 13 people are facing federal charges stemming from a riot Wednesday at the Capitol.

In addition to those who have been charged, the Justice Department says that additional complaints “have been submitted and investigations are ongoing. ”

It includes one article: “incitement of insurrection. ” 

The article continues:

"Wherefore President Trump, by such conduct, 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.

The Trumps are right now scheduled to leave Washington on Jan. 19, this source said, but cautions those plans could change.

Trump conceded publicly for the first time last night that he will not serve a second term, stopping short of congratulating Biden but acknowledging a transfer of power is now underway.

Biden was later asked about the possibility of Vice President Mike Pence attending the inauguration.

"I’d be honored to have him there and to move forward in the transition," Biden said, adding that he has not spoken with Pence.

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Following the violent riot on the US Capitol earlier this week, President-elect Joe Biden said that since a different protection agency oversees the inauguration, he's confident it will go off "without a hitch. "

Biden's comments come as the US Capitol Police — the agency in charge of protecting the US Capitol — faces backlash for its handling of the Wednesday riot.

Today, Biden said the riot and security surrounding it must be "thoroughly investigated. "

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Biden said that he will be speaking with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer later this afternoon.

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The Senate acquitted him on both charges last February.

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted that he and the second lady were “deeply saddened to learn of the passing of US Capitol Police Officer Brian D.

Sicknick and send our deepest sympathies and prayers to his family, friends and fellow officers. ”

Pence goes on to write Sicknick was “American hero who gave his life defending our Capitol. ”

The President and the entire Administration extend our prayers to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s family as we all grieve the loss of this American hero,” Deere said in a statement to CNN.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he believes President Trump should resign.

"What did you do at that moment?

And you’ll live with the consequences. "

Cuomo described Wednesday’s events at the US Capitol Building as "horrific. "

Cuomo also expressed shock at the security failures that allowed a mob of Trump supporters to breach the Capitol.

That could be awkward for the Biden administration as the new President tries to unite the country and focus on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Also, Schiff noted a Senate trial after Trump leaves would present a messaging challenge since they are arguing now he is an imminent threat to the republic.

Raskin said the 25th Amendment could happen via the Cabinet and Vice President Mike Pence, but added that there's another route: Congress could create a commission, a majority of which could then vote to remove Trump.

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