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Trump approves emergency declaration funding for inauguration security

January 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The White House released a statement tonight saying President Trump approved an emergency declaration for Washington, DC, following the US Capitol breach.

More on this: Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday sent a letter to Trump asking for an emergency declaration in order to get additional funding for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration as safety concerns mount following the violence.

"In light of the attack on the Capitol and intelligence suggesting further violence is likely during the Inaugural period, my administration has reevaluated our preparedness posture for the Inauguration, including requesting the extension of DC National Guard support through January 24, 2021," Bowser wrote in her letter to the President.

The growing list of those corporations, including American Express, BlueCross BlueShield, Commerce Bank, Dow and Marriott (MAR), comes after a pro-Trump mob breached the US Capitol last Wednesday to fight against the ceremonial counting of electoral votes that confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's win.

The chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Peter DeFazio, is urging Stephen Dickson, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to use all of the agency’s powers under federal law to protect the flying public and “to limit the chance that the Nation’s commercial airline system could be used as a means of mass transportation to Washington, D. C. , for further violence in connection with the inauguration. ”

Rep. Cedric Richmond, co-chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, reaffirmed his confidence in a safe inauguration despite the FBI internal bulletin warning of potential armed protests planned for all 50 state capitols and Washington, DC, next week, including direct threats against President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Secret Service has been working on this for over a year,” the Democratic lawmaker told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday afternoon.

In a statement to CNN on Monday, the telecommunications company called the rioting at the US Capitol “appalling,” adding that the transition of power this year “will take place among some of the most challenging conditions in modern history. ”

Two Capitol Police officers have been suspended for their alleged roles in the riot on Jan. 6, said Rep. Tim Ryan, who is chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee handling the investigation into the police response to the Capitol attack last week.

Chad Wolf is resigning as the acting secretary of Homeland Security, he announced in a letter to the department Monday obtained by CNN.

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