An internal FBI record obtained by ABC News showed warnings of a “mass uprising.”
According to an internal FBI announcement obtained by ABC News, starting this week and at least until the inauguration day, armed protests are planned in all 50 state capitols and the U.S. Capitol.
The announcement said: “The FBI has received information about an established armed group intending to go to Washington, D.C. on January 16.” “They warned that if Congress attempts to pass the 25th Amendment to cancel the Congress Election, there will be a huge uprising.”
Law enforcement officials told ABC News that federal law enforcement officials have recommended that police agencies improve security in state capitols across the country after riots in the US Capitol.
Following last Wednesday’s violent pro-Trump violation of the U.S. Capitol, Democrats in the House of Representatives moved forward on Monday, trying to get Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would declare Trump Unable to perform its duties. He will assume the presidency and will appoint Pence as acting president until Biden takes office on January 20.
Republican Congressman Alex Mooney of West Virginia eventually blocked this effort, and House Democrats subsequently proposed an impeachment article on “Trump Inciting Uprising.”
The measure, which has more than 200 Democratic co-sponsors, stated that Trump “proves that he will continue to pose a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution, and that if he takes office, he seriously violates autonomy and the rule of law.”
According to the FBI, as of Sunday, the social media accounts of about 29 individuals and/or individuals who entered the Capitol illegally have been identified.
The FBI has received nearly 45,000 digital media tips, which are under review.
During the siege of the Capitol, at least five people died, including Congressman Brian Sicknick. The FBI announcement stated that Sicknick “died from injuries during a violation of the U.S. Capitol.”
Mariam Khan of ABC News contributed to this report.