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Sen. Schumer tells senators there will be an all-senator briefing on inauguration security today

January 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress will hold a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Cheriss May/Getty Images)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer notified senators today that will be an all-senator virtual briefing on inauguration security this afternoon with briefers including representatives from Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service, a senate source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

President Trump declared Tuesday that his suspension from social media platforms was causing "anger" and that he continues to enjoy "tremendous support," despite losing the election and facing a second impeachment.

Trump said "you have to always avoid violence. " But he touted his base of support as evidence that tech companies were wrong to remove him from their platforms.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democratic leaders, along with House Administration Committee Chair Rep. Zoe Lofgren and House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Rosa DeLauro will hold a meeting with the acting Capitol Police chief and acting Sergeant-at-Arms at 11 a. m. ET amid new threats and concerns about both in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, according to a source familiar.

Some background: According to a member of Congress who was among those briefed late Monday on a series of new threats against lawmakers and the Capitol itself, thousands of armed pro-Trump extremists are plotting to surround the US Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

A defiant President Trump insisted Tuesday his speech inciting riots at the US Capitol was "totally appropriate. "

President Trump railed against impeachment as a continued "witch hunt" and called for "no violence" in his first public remarks to reporters after the insurrection he incited at the US Capitol last week.

One day before House lawmakers are expected to vote to impeach him for the second time, Trump called the process "dangerous" and said it is causing "tremendous anger. "

Trump did not address his own role in Wednesday’s breach of the Capitol by his supporters, but said, "We want no violence, never violence, we want absolutely no violence. "

Te next few days are going to be long, but by the end of Wednesday, we expect that President Donald Trump will be impeached a second time.

Starting at 11 a. m. ET, the committee is going to begin debate on Rep. Jamie Raskin's bill urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

Similar to other impeachment proceedings, the House Judiciary Committee will release a report about President Trump’s impeachment proceedings, a committee aide tells CNN.

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