A bulletin, obtained by ABC, apparently confirming that the law enforcement agency has received reports of an armed group planning to travel to DC on January 16.

The news comes after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week
Security officials survey the Capitol on Monday
Security officials survey the Capitol on Monday
The FBI has received information on armed protests
The FBI has received information on armed protests

The group has reportedly warned that “if Congress attempts to remove Potus via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur.”

The bulletin also details that armed protests are being planned in all 50 state Capitols, with protests at the US Capitol reportedly planned from January 17 through January 20.

The reported first day of travel will take place just four days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

However, the effectiveness of doing so has been called into question because it is unlikely he could be removed from the White House before January 20.

Any impeachment in the House would trigger a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which is scheduled to be in recess until January 19 and has already acquitted Trump once before.

As a result, Trump could likely not be removed from office until after he was already replaced in the White House by Biden.

The removal push has also been slammed by some Congressional colleagues.

Republican Rep Ken Buck, along with six other GOP House members, wrote a letter to Biden in hopes he could put a stop to Pelosi’s impeachment efforts.

The letter, which Buck shared to Twitter, reads: “A second impeachment, only days before President Trump will leave office, is as unnecessary as it is inflammatory.

“This impeachment would undermine our priority of unifying Americans and would be a further distraction to our nation at a time when millions of our fellow citizens are hurting because of the pandemic and economic fallout.”

Senator Pat Toomey said he doubted impeachment could be done before Biden is inaugurated, even though lawmakers said that step is necessary to ensure Trump can never hold elected office again.

“I think the president has disqualified himself from ever, certainly, serving in office again,” Toomey said. “I don’t think he is electable in any way.”

Senator Marco Rubio slammed that instead of coming together, Democrats want to “talk about ridiculous things like ‘Let’s impeach a president’” with just days left in office.

Despite the criticisms, the House formally introduced impeachment legislation on Monday and a vote is set to take place mid-week.

What is the Insurrection Act?

The Insurrection Act gives the President the power to deploy the military and federal forces across the US.

It was originally passed in 1807 by Congress.

They created the Act to allow the President to use US armed troops and federalised National Guard troops inside its own borders.

However it can only be used to suppress revolutions against the government and prevent civil disorder.

It has never been imposed in the United States on a nationwide basis.

A House resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority to remove Trump from office was blocked by Republicans.

However, the full House is set to hold a roll call vote on that resolution on Tuesday, and it is expected to pass.

After that, Pelosi said Pence will have 24 hours to respond. Next, the House would proceed to impeachment. A vote could come Wednesday.

During an interview with 60 Minutes’, host Lesley Stahl put it to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that if “there’s no punishment, no consequence, and he could run again for president”.

The House Speaker replied “that’s one of the motivations that people have for advocating for impeachment.”

Flowers and signs are placed at a memorial for murdered US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick
Flowers and signs are placed at a memorial for murdered US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick

The calls to remove Trump from office came just days after hundreds of unruly protesters took charge at the Capitol building.

Trump supporters scaled the walls of the Capitol building, breached barricades, and advanced into the halls of the iconic building, smashing windows and brawling with cops.

The Capitol, in Washington DC, was placed under lockdown as a result, as rioters entered the second-floor lobby of the building right outside the Senate chamber.

Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building

With drawn guns and tear gas, police sought to clear the Capitol building of hundreds of protesters who stormed the building and sought to force Congress to undo Trump’s election loss as lawmakers convened to certify Biden’s victory.

Security officers in dark suits drew their pistols and trained them on the shouting mob trying to smash their way through the door of the normally sedate House of Representatives chamber.

Five people have so far died as a result of the violence, while others remain in critical condition in hospital.

At least five people have died following Wednesday’s protest

Experts have since warned that a small minority of Trump-supporting activists are calling for more demonstrations ahead of Biden’s inauguration.

And on Saturday evening, a post was added to Parler, a social media site that has often proved to be a favorite of MAGA supporters.

While the majority of Trump supports have condemned last weeks violence in Washington, some extremists are still trying to stir up trouble.

The post urged people to attend a proposed march on Capitol Hill and state capitol buildings on January 17.

A poster is emblazoned with the phrase: “When democracy is destroyed, refuse to be silenced.”

It calls for an “armed march on Capitol Hill and all state Capitols.”

The poster, added by user Kenneth Brooks, finished by saying: “Don’t let their efforts be in vain. Demand freedom. End the corruption. Stand up for liberty.”

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