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If the House succeeds in imposing President Donald Trump, he will become the first president to be impeachment twice.

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Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvane told NBC News’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he does not currently know “what is happening in the Oval Office now” and “in the president’s head” after riots this week in Washington, DC

Mulveni announced his resignation Thursday as President Donald Trump’s special envoy to Northern Ireland after pro-Trump rebels stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday. Mulvani was the former acting head of Trump’s cabinet.

Mulvani said Sunday that “people take (Trump) literally” when he encouraged his supporters to “stop the theft” and go to the US Capitol building to express dissatisfaction with the result of the November presidential election won by Joe Biden.

“I never thought I would see that,” Mulvani said.

He said the ensuing uprising was a “major threat to the United States” and recounted an episode during Trump’s hearing last year in which he told the president, who was accused of falsifying witnesses: “” Mr. President, this is problem and we need to fix it. ‘He stepped back a little, but then … he turned. “

In a separate interview with Fox News, Mulvanei appears to have defended the administration’s administration from previous controversies surrounding the Trump White House.

“I think everyone realizes that what happened on Wednesday is different,” Mulvani told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. He said previous contradictions “are political differences, many of them stylistic.

“Wednesday was existential,” he said.

Mulvani escaped questioning whether he supported the use of the 25th Amendment, which was used to get rid of an incompetent or unfit president to remove Trump from office.

“I think the 25th Amendment (is) a clumsy tool. We’ve never used it in these circumstances. We usually use it when the president goes through a medical procedure,” he said.

“Kim Helmgaard.”

Poll: The majority wants Trump removed from office before the inauguration

Most Americans now believe that President Donald Trump should be removed from office before the end of his term on January 20, when President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in.

A new poll published on Sunday by ABC News / Ipsos found that 56% of those polled want Trump removed before Acting Day. A higher figure – 67% – blames the commander-in-chief for the riots in Washington this week, which killed five people after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol building, overpowering police and robbing the complex.

The chaotic incident followed Trump’s Save America Rally in Washington, D.C., during which he told his supporters to “stop stealing” the election he lost to Biden, urging them to head to the Capitol to demonstrate against Congress attesting to Biden’s victory.

House Democrats are preparing Monday to present members for impeachment against Trump in connection with the uprising. They accuse him of “seriously endangering the security” of the United States and its institutions. This will be Trump’s second impeachment.

The ABC News / Ipsos poll found that a majority of Democrats (94%) and a majority of independents (58%) believe that Trump should be removed from office; only 13% of Republicans agree. In fact, 61 percent of Republicans believe Trump has done nothing wrong.

“Kim Helmgaard.”

Kelian Conway condemns the armed riots in the US Capitol

Former senior White House aide Kelian Conway condemned the armed invasion of the US Capitol in the United States on Wednesday by pro-Trump rebels.

“Don’t look back and don’t apologize,” Conway said on Twitter about a report compiling haunting footage of the attacks. “The more we see and learn, the worse.”

“Events have been outrageous and unforgivable. Democracy relies on disagreement, not destruction. In this nation, differences of opinion are resolved by appearing on the ballot box, not by storming the barricade,” Conway said in a statement Thursday.

Conway led President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016 and was a senior White House adviser when Trump took office, abstaining from the president during most of the turmoil of his first term. Conway left the Trump administration in August 2020 after a public feud with her daughter in the media.

The former aide’s comments came when the Trump administration was in turmoil in its final days in office. Former and current aides have expressed concern about their involvement in the administration, while others have also condemned the Capitol attack or resigned.

Conway continued to express support for the president, despite the Capitol attack.

“Yesterday’s thugs are responsible for their own actions,” Conway said. “They do not represent the millions of Trump voters, nor the MAGA mass movement; they insult them. “

“Matthew Brown.”

Pence to attend Biden’s inauguration

Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, even when President Donald Trump intends to miss him.

The decision came a day after Trump announced he was refusing to watch his successor take an oath in violation of more than 150 years of tradition. A source familiar with the decision on condition of anonymity confirmed Pence’s expected presence.

Pence faces significant blows from some Trump supporters – and significant praise from others – for opposing the president’s demand that he somehow reject the election results as Congress convened Wednesday to count the votes. of Electoral College and formalized Biden’s victory. Despite Trump’s protests, Pence said he had no power to reject the vote.

Biden rejected Trump’s decision not to attend the inauguration, telling reporters Friday that it was “one of the few things he and I have ever agreed to.” But for Pence Biden, he said he was “welcome to come” and that “it would be an honor to have him there.”

“John Fritze.”

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