The Secret Service is launching a massive security operation to protect the inauguration of Joe Biden next week.
More than 15,000 National Guard, thousands of police and tactical guards will be deployed. Eight foot fencing will be in place to protect the Capitol building.
The FBI, The National Guard, U.S. Marshals and a host of other Federal Agencies will fall under the control of the Secret Service. Joe Biden's close protection team has been hand picked to protect the Democrat President. The FBI is warning of armed demonstrations across the country next week. A repeat of the chaos in Washington last week is not possible.
Trump will not be attending the inauguration ceremony. It seems unlikely, he will take the time to pen words of guidance to the incoming President. The President will clear the swamp, on the morning of the 20th and head for Florida.
Trump became the first President in US history to be impeached twice this week. The President was reported to be angry at aides for failing to defend him. Rudy Giuliani's fees are at risk. Advisors have been told not to pay the $20,000 dollars a day clock rate. A high price for failure, too much for Trump.
The President's problems increased this week. Deutsche bank is reportedly seeking to withdraw support for the Trump Organization. The bank has some $350 million of loans outstanding. The Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster has been removed as the host of the PGA Championship in 2022. A serious blow to Presidential prestige.
Trump was banned from Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms this week. Worse still he could be banned from ever taking public office again, if the Republican back lash continues in the Senate. Mitch McConnell, senior senator of the GOP, thinks the President could be guilty. The trial is looming in the Senate, Republican colleagues have been told by McConnel, to "vote with their conscience" ...
If McConnell takes the lead, a conviction seems probable... That's all for this week, stay safe, hands, face and space ... it's tough out there, say in touch ...
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