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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.

This live coverage has ended.

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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Twitter permanently suspends president's @realDonaldTrump account

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Feds announce charges against 13 in Capitol riot

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Pelosi says if Trump doesn't resign, House will look to 25th Amendment, impeachment

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Durbin, Schumer pledge quick Judiciary Committee hearings on right-wing extremist groups

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'Extremely complex': DOJ declines to rule out charges against speakers at rally that preceded riot

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Full text: Draft of articles of impeachment against Trump

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Proud Boy leader charged in connection to Capitol riot

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Behind the viral photo of Rep. Andy Kim cleaning up at midnight after riots

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GOP Sen. Murkowski calls on Trump to resign

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ADL calls for Trump's removal from office

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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

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No evidence of antifa involvement in Capitol mob, FBI says

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Democratic Sen. Patty Murray calls on Hawley, Cruz to resign

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Photo: Capitol riots inspire graffiti in Syria

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

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

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

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


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Family of fallen Capitol Police officer recall their 'hero'

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Federal investigation underway into death of Capitol Police officer

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Senate to hold joint hearings on Capitol security failures

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Trump says he won't attend Biden's inauguration

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GOP Sen. Sasse open to impeaching Trump


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

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

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

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

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

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

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More Trump administration resignations

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

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