An internal FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News warns of armed protests and the possibility of violence in the coming days and weeks at all 50 state capitols plus Washington, D.C. The memo further warns of an “uprising” that would include the storming of state government buildings if Vice President Mike Pence attempts to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.
Federal law enforcement officials have advised police agencies to increase their security posture at statehouses around the country following the riot at the U.S. Capitol, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
City police and county sheriff’s departments across the country will mobilize in response to the growing threat of domestic terrorism, egged on by false conspiracy theories of a “stolen” election.
California lawmakers returned to Sacramento Monday for the new legislative session. The Fresno Bee reports that FBI field offices have established command posts to coordinate with state and local law enforcement, including the California Highway Patrol, to protect California’s state Capitol.