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Jan. 8 Highlights: Pelosi calls for Trump's resignation or face impeachment, Twitter bans him

A growing number of lawmakers calling for removing or impeaching the president. House Speaker Pelosi also makes calls to prevent Trump from launching a nuclear strike.
Image: Navy circles show scenes from the mob at the Capitol, Joe Biden, Donald Trump and newspaper headlines.
Chelsea Stahl / NBC News

Democratic leaders in Congress will move on newly drafted articles of impeachment as soon as next week against President Donald Trump if he doesn't first resign, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

The news comes as Pelosi, D-Calif., reiterated her and presumptive Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's, D-N.Y., demand in a letter to her caucus Friday afternoon that Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Pelosi also said she spoke to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley on Friday morning about preventing Trump from launching a nuclear strike. "The situation of this unhinged president could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy," she wrote.

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Read the highlights:

— Twitter permanently suspends Trump's personal account.

— Read the full text of draft of new articles of impeachment against Trump.

— Trump says he won't attend Biden's inauguration.

— Clyburn says House should make Trump only president to be impeached twice.

— No evidence of antifa involvement in Capitol mob, FBI says.

— Troubled by Capitol riot, Cabinet officials DeVos, Chao resign.

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813d ago / 9:07 PM UTC

ADL calls for Trump's removal from office

813d ago / 9:02 PM UTC

U.S. diplomats ask State Dept. to denounce Trump's incitement of Capitol riot

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Biden says Pence is 'welcome' at his inauguration

813d ago / 7:59 PM UTC

No evidence of antifa involvement in Capitol mob, FBI says

813d ago / 7:49 PM UTC
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Democratic Sen. Patty Murray calls on Hawley, Cruz to resign

813d ago / 7:24 PM UTC
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Photo: Capitol riots inspire graffiti in Syria

813d ago / 6:48 PM UTC

W. Va. GOP lawmaker charged after videoing himself rioting inside Capitol

813d ago / 6:43 PM UTC

Man with foot up on desk in Pelosi's office at Capitol arrested

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At least two Dems in Congress say rioters stole computers

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Clyburn: House should make Trump only president to be impeached twice

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813d ago / 6:15 PM UTC
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Extremists made little secret of ambitions to 'occupy' Capitol in weeks before attack

813d ago / 6:12 PM UTC

Hope Hicks plans to leave the White House next week, two sources say

813d ago / 6:01 PM UTC

Speaker Pelosi called military chief about ‘unhinged’ Trump’s access to nuclear launch codes

813d ago / 5:32 PM UTC

RNC Chairwoman condemns violence on Capitol Hill at RNC Winter Meeting, thanks Trump for his support

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813d ago / 5:03 PM UTC

Family of fallen Capitol Police officer recall their 'hero'

813d ago / 4:19 PM UTC

Federal investigation underway into death of Capitol Police officer

813d ago / 4:09 PM UTC

Senate to hold joint hearings on Capitol security failures

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Trump says he won't attend Biden's inauguration

813d ago / 3:54 PM UTC

GOP Sen. Sasse open to impeaching Trump

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813d ago / 3:05 PM UTC

Dejected Trump supporters leave Washington, create new theories for Capitol violence

813d ago / 2:54 PM UTC

Sen. Manchin asks Twitter to suspend Trump's account in the run-up to Inauguration Day

813d ago / 2:14 PM UTC

Pelosi orders Capitol flags at half-staff after death of police Officer Brian Sicknick

813d ago / 2:11 PM UTC

George W. Bush, others criticized for comparing Capitol unrest to 'banana republics'

813d ago / 2:11 PM UTC

House Democrats looking at impeachment vote next week, senior Democrat says

813d ago / 2:09 PM UTC

U.S. foes like China and Iran see opportunity in the chaos

813d ago / 12:18 PM UTC

More Trump administration resignations

813d ago / 11:52 AM UTC

More than 200 lawmakers support removing Trump from office

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Day after clashing with pro-Trump mob, Capitol officer dies

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814d ago / 4:39 AM UTC

FBI offers $50,000 to find DC pipe bomb suspect

814d ago / 6:31 PM UTC

Capitol rioter who put feet on Pelosi's desk got PPP loan