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Trump told people he banned Pence's chief of staff from the West Wing

January 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 04: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) and his Chief of Staff Marc Short stand in the Oval Office before U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House on January 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. The president was scheduled for a rally in Dalton, Georgia tonight in support of Republican Senate run-off candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Trump told people he banned Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short from the West Wing today, according to multiple people.

President Trump told people he banned Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short from the West Wing today, according to multiple people.

Some Cabinet members are holding preliminary discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment to force President Trump’s removal from office, a GOP source said.

After violent pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, a growing number of Republican leaders told CNN that they believe Donald Trump should be removed from office before Jan. 20.

On the other hand, invoking the 25th Amendment would require Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the Cabinet to vote to remove Trump from office due to his inability to "discharge the powers and duties of his office" — an unprecedented step.

Several of President Trump's top aides, including national security adviser Robert O'Brien, are considering resigning in the wake of his response to a pro-Trump mob breaching the US Capitol today.

O'Brien, deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger, and deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell are all considering resigning as soon as tonight, according to multiple sources familiar.

Earlier Wednesday, O’Brien took the unusual step of defending Vice President Mike Pence as Trump has been more consumed by his refusal to do his bidding today than the mob that breached Capitol Hill.

White House social secretary Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta has resigned her role, effective immediately, a White House official tells CNN.

Stephanie Grisham, the former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, submitted her resignation Wednesday afternoon.

Several of President Trump's top aides, including national security adviser Robert O'Brien, are considering resigning in the wake of his response to a pro-Trump mob breaching the US Capitol today.

Earlier Wednesday, O’Brien took the unusual step of defending Vice President Mike Pence as President Trump has been more consumed by his refusal to do his bidding today than the mob that breached Capitol Hill.

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