The FBI on alert for violence similar to that which occurred in the Capitol on January 6.
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President Donald trump approved an emergency declaration for Washington D.C. and ordered federal assistance to monitor the city for possible violent demonstrations.
The president answered the call of the mayor Muriel bowser, who on Monday requested the declaration in order to expand surveillance, after FBI alert of armed demonstrations in 50 states, including the capital of the country.
“Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize and provide, at its discretion, the equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency,” the statement says. “Emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided with 100 percent federal funds.”
The FBI warned that the days before the inauguration of the president-elect Joe biden Armed protests are planned, especially on January 17.
“The FBI received information about an identified armed group that intended to travel to Washington, D.C. on January 16 “he said in a report.
The agency indicates that the threat is intensified by the Congressional Democrats plan to impeach President Donald Trump, who will be accused of “inciting insurrection” for the violent invasion of the Capitol on January 6.
In addition to that this Tuesday a petition will be voted for the vice president Mike pence apply Amendment 25 that would force the removal of the president immediately.
“They have warned that if Congress tries to remove POTUS through Amendment 25 there will be a great uprising”adds the FBI.
Also the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ordered the Secret Service to advance its surveillance plan for the inauguration of Biden.
“In light of the events of the past week and the evolving security landscape ahead of the inauguration and on the recommendation of the Director of the Secret Service, James Murray, I have instructed the Secret Service to begin the Special National Security Event on Wednesday, January 13 instead of January 19, “said the acting secretary. Chad wolf in a statement, hours before report your resignation.