The US House of Representatives is pushing ahead with its moves to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump, while Jared Kushner, Trump’s advisor and son-in-law, has urged Senate Republicans to argue Democrats are not getting enough time for trial proceedings.
The House of Representatives is due to vote on Tuesday on the Democrat’s bill, which calls on Vice President Mike Pence to activate the 25th amendment to the constitution.
These moves come one day after the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statement, in which it confirmed that it had information about a warning issued by an armed group to organize a massive uprising if Congress agreed to activate the 25th amendment to the constitution to isolate President Donald Trump before the end His mandate is on January 20.
According to information published by the “ABC” network – according to the FBI – this group is planning to go to Washington on the 16th of this month, and incite to storm the courts and federal headquarters in the event Trump is removed before the day of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. .
The amendment gives the vice president, as well as most cabinet members, the power to remove the president from office by declaring that he is ineligible to perform his duties.
In parallel with this path, the House of Representatives will hold a session tomorrow, Wednesday, that will consider an indictment bill presented by 3 Democratic lawmakers, accusing Trump of inciting the rebellion, which will allow the start of procedures for his trial, if he is accepted in the House and Senate.
“The House will vote tomorrow, Wednesday, on measures to impeach Trump,” said a prominent Democratic member of the House of Representatives, James Claiborne, noting that there are some signs of cooperation from the Republicans, but not from the Senate.
On the other hand, Republican Representative in the House of Representatives Tom Reid said that he “will join other lawmakers today, Tuesday, to put forward a resolution rebuking President Trump, to ensure that accountability is achieved without delay over the attack by his supporters on the Congress building.”
In an article in the New York Times, he confirmed that he would also work to find a way for Congress to stop Trump from seeking any federal office in the future.
The leader of the Republican minority in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, had previously proposed alternative options for impeachment measures, a draft resolution for reprimand, the establishment of a bipartisan committee to investigate the storming of Congress, and the reform of the electoral screening law that prevents the vice president from making any decision that changes the votes of states, as well as enacting Legislation to boost confidence in future federal elections.
The Washington Post quoted its sources as saying that the leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, is considering resorting to the state of emergency, to invite members of the House to meet before January 19, to vote on President Trump’s trial.
The newspaper reported that Democrats are looking at the possibility of moving the trial to the Senate Judiciary Committee, instead of the General Council, to save time, and that President-elect Biden told Pelosi that he would focus on his job after the inauguration and leave her free to deal with the trial.
The sources also said that White House officials do not have a plan yet to deal with the trial battle, and that they are not defending Trump’s behavior in front of the Senate, but they are pressing to let him leave office quietly.
The sources said that Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner is asking allies in the Senate to argue with Democrats that there is not enough time for the trial process.
The outgoing president rejects any responsibility for his supporters’ storming of Congress, and plans to resume some official duties.
“CBS News” quoted sources in the Trump administration as saying that “the president does not intend to resign, nor does he feel any pressure on it,” adding that he will do some tasks, including visiting the border with Mexico.
However, Politico newspaper reported informed sources that Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told his Republican counterparts in the House that President Trump had accepted some responsibility for the storming of the Capitol, during a private phone call.
The sources added that McCarthy – a close ally of Trump – told Republicans during a conference that he had urged Trump, as well as to contact President-elect Joe Biden and congratulate him on his victory.
As Democrats continue their moves to impeach Trump, Democratic Senator Joe Mansin described the procedures to impeach the president in the House of Representatives as an unwise move, indicating that it will not succeed in winning enough votes in the Senate.
Mansheen stressed in an interview with “Fox News” that there is no need to rush in the procedures to impeach the president, and that it can be carried out at a later time if necessary.
For his part, “The Hill” website reported that McCarthy said that he “received briefings from the FBI stating that the Antifa movement was not behind the congressional storming.”
McCarthy added that what he described as right-wing extremists and followers of the “Q-Anon” movement were the ones behind the congressional storming.
The Hill site added that McCarthy urged Republicans to stop spreading false information about who was behind the congressional storm, he said.
On the other hand, the Axios website reported that Trump blamed the left-wing Antifa movement for the congressional storming during his phone conversation with McCarthy.
Social media platforms, such as Twitter (Twitter), Facebook (Facebook), Instagram, Snapchat and Twitch, announced the freezing of Trump’s accounts and dozens of his supporters, accusing him of inciting his supporters to gather around the Congress building (Capitol) on Monday. January 6, and storming the headquarters of US lawmakers.
While Congress discusses measures to impeach Trump, CNN revealed that at least 10 members of the Congressional police are under investigation, over the events of the congressional storming last Wednesday.
The Huffington Post also reported that two policemen were suspended, and a third arrested, in connection with Wednesday’s events.
Congressional police said a law enforcement officer was found dead two days after the Capitol was stormed.
Meanwhile, the White House said in a statement that President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in Washington, DC, between the 11th and 24th of this month, and ordered federal assistance to contribute to the capital’s response due to the emergency circumstances arising from the inauguration of the president-elect.
And the authorities of Washington DC and the states of Virginia and Maryland adjacent to the capital called on their residents not to attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden, and to content themselves with virtual participation.
In turn, the transitional team of US President-elect Joe Biden announced that the inauguration ceremony of the rapporteur on the twentieth of this month will be under the title United America.
“This day will mark the beginning of a new phase that brings the country together, after unprecedented crises and deep divisions, and will open a path to a brighter future,” the transitional team said in a statement.
The statement indicated that Biden will travel with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after they swear the oath to Arlington National Cemetery, to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and former Presidents Barack Obama, George Bush Jr. and Bill Clinton will accompany them.