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Impeachment: Threats to kill MPs getting life before impeachment proceedings against Trump

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Impeachment Against Donald Trump: Impeachment Trial against former President of America Donald Trump will begin soon. The House of Representatives has made full preparations for this and is sending a copy of impeachment to the Senate. Meanwhile, news has come that even before the process starts, Congress members are receiving threats to kill them. MPs are also being told that they can be attacked outside the US Parliament. Taking cognizance of the case, the federal security agencies have started investigating.

A US official told the AP that the Capitol Police and other federal security agencies had tens of thousands of ‘National Guard’ before the hearing against Trump amid concerns of threats, repeated attacks by armed protesters on the US Capitol (parliament complex). We have decided to let the soldiers remain stationed in Washington. Thousands of soldiers of the ‘National Guard’ were stationed here before Trump was sworn in by US President Joe Biden after Trump supporters attacked the US Parliament on 6 January.

Threats to MPs increase concern

The oath ceremony was completed in a peaceful manner, but the threat from MPs before the impeachment proceedings against Trump has now raised concerns. On the condition of anonymity, the official aware of the case said that investigators had received similar threats before Biden’s oath ceremony, but now officials of security agencies are finding out how credible it is. The official said that most of these messages issued on online ‘chat group’ contained the conspiracy to attack MPs while going to the capital premises for hearing.

Proceedings will begin on February 8

The impeachment proceedings against Trump will start from February 8. Impeachment proceedings will be taken against any former US president for the first time. Trump had not accepted defeat in the presidential election and was claiming fraud in the November 3 election. Amidst these claims, Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol Building (US Parliament House) and carried out violence, in which five people, including an officer of the Capitol Police, were killed. It was only after this that Parliament decided to conduct impeachment proceedings against Trump.

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