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Vice President Mike Pence has asked Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris to offer her congratulations and assistance with her transition into office.
This is according to two people who were not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Pence’s call comes less than a week before the presidential election as Biden and Harris prepare to take office. Wednesday is inauguration day.
The call is the first contact between the elected officials from the outgoing and incoming administrators. President Donald Trump has not reached Biden and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Biden’s victory.
Trump will not attend the inauguration. Pence will be there.
Here’s what you need to know about and know about mass ever since. 6 Rioting in Capital:
President Donald Trump is facing impeachment lawsuits in the Senate that could begin Wednesday, the day Democrat Joe Biden inaugurates as America’s 46th president. Trump was impeached last Wednesday, a week after encouraging crowds of loyalists to “fight like hell” against the election results, and the Capitol became the target of a deadly siege. The FBI is warning that armed protests by violent Trump supporters are being held in capitals of all 50 states, as well as in Washington.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says members of Congress may need to be prosecuted if they were found to be helping Trump supporter rioters in last week’s attack on the Capitol.
California Democrats say the attack highlighted the need for the US to be wary of domestic threats. She says, “We have really lost our innocence.” Pelosi told reporters that members of Congress needed to be able to trust each other.
His words underscored some Democrats’ suggestions that some GOP lawmakers helped President Donald Trump’s supporters believe Trump’s false allegations that the loss in his presidential election was caused by vote fraud.
They also highlight the extraordinary distrust and anger that arose in Congress since the attack, which led to Trump’s impeachment this week.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says retired Lt. General Russell Honoree is being tapped to lead a security review of the US Capitol in the wake of last week’s deadly insurgency.
Pelosi said during a news conference on Friday that the entire Capitol complex should be “investigated in light of what happened” and the fact that President-Elect Joe Biden would be inaugurated next week.
Horen is perhaps best known for overseeing humanitarian aid efforts in Louisiana after Katrina.
Pelosi says Honoré will immediately review security and inter-agency interactions and capital “command and control”.
The National Park Service has closed Washington’s National Mall to the general public with very high security ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration.
The bandh began on Friday morning. The National Park Service said in a statement, it would remain in force at least on Thursday, the next day after Biden’s inauguration.
The Secret Service asked for the termination. Thousands of National Guard troopers were stationed in the nation’s capital as part of extraordinary security after President Donald Trump’s supporters ended the construction of the Capitol Building on January 6, as results in Biden’s election victory over MP Trump Were certifying
The park service will still allow inaugural activities and allow free-speech events at the National Mall despite the closure.
The park service said it would allow only small demonstrations for permit holders and escort any protesters and place them in designated areas along with other security measures.
A spokesman for the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior did not immediately respond when asked whether any protest permission was granted or applied for.
Department of Defense officials are asking the governors to call and ask if they have any more National Guard soldiers they can send to Washington to help protect the Capitol and the city.
A defense official familiar with the discussions says law enforcement leaders and other officials have now determined that they will need about 25,000 National Guard soldiers. And they say the number may still increase.
As of Friday morning, officials had made commitments from the states for the 22,000 members of the guard. This is according to the official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss internal deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity.
In recent times, defense and military leaders have stated that they understand that states are also facing their own protests and that the first priority of governors is to protect their own capitals.
The number of guard officers are demanding an increase of nearly daily to help in the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden in the District of Columbia on Wednesday.
Defense and law enforcement officers are revising the numbers as they go through rehearsals and other exercises to determine how much and where they need guard reinforcements to help lock down Washington.
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The Justice Department’s internal watchdog says it will investigate how the department and its agencies prepared and responded to the riots in the US Capitol last week.
There will be an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General as to whether information about the possibility of violence was properly shared by the Justice Department to other law enforcement agencies.
The inspector general said it would also “assess whether there are any weaknesses in DOJ protocols, policies, or procedures” that impede the preparation and response to incidents.
The review is one of several that have been launched in general, including the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense and the Department of the Interior, which oversees the park police.
The initiation of the review is a matter of concern among watchmen who were prepared for and prepared for the violation of the Capitol by President Donald Trump loyalists.