The Daily Populous

Saturday January 9th, 2021 morning edition

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Some people ask: Why would you impeach and convict a president who has only a few days left in office?

It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government.

As for impeachment, Pelosi wrote in her Friday letter that Republicans in Congress need to "call on Trump to depart his office—immediately."

The speaker added that "if the president does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action" to impeach him.

NEW: Pelosi says she spoke to the chairman of the joint chiefs about preventing Trump from accessing the nuclear codes.

As he put it: "We should reconvene Congress today and vote on articles of impeachment tomorrow.

There is no need for delay in fulfilling our constitutional responsibility. »

Twitter Permanently Bans President Donald Trump’s Account

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Twitter Inc. permanently banned U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal account for breaking its rules against glorifying violence, marking the most high-profile punishment the company has ever imposed and the end of Trump’s relationship with his favorite social media megaphone.

Twitter had demanded that Trump delete three offending tweets, and warned at the time that he could be permanently blocked for subsequent rules violations.

The account of @realDonaldTrump has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the risk of further violence. »

Parler social media app removed from Google Play Store

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(CNN Business) Parler, the alternative social media platform popular with conservatives, has been banned from the Google Play Store, Google told CNN Business Friday evening.

"We're aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US," a Google spokesperson said.

Because Android allows for third-party app stores, Parler can still be hosted on app stores not operated by Google. »

Teen Names Family Who Harassed A Black Woman On Video

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Many families have been torn apart by politics and social unrest in the Trump era.

Her mom, Therese Duke, had told her vaguely that she was taking Helena’s aunt for a procedure.

But Helena suspected that her Trump-supporting mom may have secretly traveled to Washington, DC, for the delusional last-ditch "Stop the Steal" rally. »

FBI: No evidence antifa involved in Capitol riot

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No evidence has been found that members of the left-wing antifa movement were involved in this week’s storming of the Capitol building, the FBI said Friday, contradicting a narrative pushed by some Trump allies.

Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin separately said Thursday that investigators had not seen evidence of antifa presence.

Several figures on the right have attempted to pin fault for the mob that broke into the Capitol on Wednesday on antifa. »