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Video: Blinken sees Congress’s renewed role in foreign policy

The President-elect and I believe that we must restore the traditional role of Congress as a partner in shaping our foreign policy. In recent years, across the administrations of both parties, the voice of Congress in foreign policy has been diluted and diminished. It doesn’t make the executive stronger, it makes our country weaker. We will engage the world, not as it was, but as it is, a world of growing nationalism, retreating democracy, growing rivalry between China and Russia and other authoritarian states, growing threats to a stable and open international system, and a revolutionary technological system that is reshaping all aspects of our lives, especially in cyberspace. Together, we are much better placed to counter threats from Russia, Iran, North Korea and to defend democracy and human rights. President-elect Biden is committed to the proposition that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons. And we share, I know, that goal in this committee. I also think President Trump was right to take a tougher approach on China. I totally disagree with how he did it in a number of areas, but the rule of thumb was right. And I think it’s really helpful. We can beat China and remind the world that a government of the people, for the people, can serve its people.

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Video: Trump posts farewell video on eve of inauguration

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In a farewell video released Tuesday, President Trump said he “had fought tough battles” during his four years in office and vowed that “the movement we have launched is only just beginning.”

My fellow Americans, four years ago we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, renew its spirit and restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. As I complete my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have accomplished together. We did what we came here for, and so much more. Above all, we reaffirmed the sacred idea that in America the government responds to the people. I didn’t look for the path that would receive the least criticism. I took the toughest battles, the toughest fights, the toughest choices, because that’s what you elected me to do. Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we have started is just beginning.

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Video: ‘The crowd was fed on lies,’ says McConnell, berating Trump

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said on Tuesday that the crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol was “provoked” by President Trump, publicly declaring for the first time that he was detaining Mr. Trump is at least partly responsible for the assault, per Reuters.

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Video: Look back at Trump’s presidency in 6 minutes

Chaotic Presidency Comes To A End Today is the last full day of President Trump’s tenure. We revisit memorable moments from the past four years by Sarah Kerr, Natalie Reneau and Aaron Byrd.

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Video: Small group of armed protesters gather at Michigan Capitol

Small group of armed protesters gather at Michigan State Capitol In Michigan, government officials and law enforcement officials braced for the possibility of significant violence ahead of the inauguration, but by the end of Sunday, only a small group of armed protesters had ventured into the state capital. Hlou and Kassie Bracken.

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Video: Capitol under lockdown before inauguration

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Those able to penetrate the militarized perimeter around the U.S. Capitol have sighted a busy city amid preparations for Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration.

Three days before the presidential inauguration, Washington, DC is under a historic military lockdown, facing the twin threat of covid-19 and further attacks following the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. “Hey sir, how are you? Where are we going? “DC looks like something I’ve never seen, I’ve been to the last two openings, and this is the first time I’ve been to the opening and it looks like it’s a battle site. It is the site of a war. What you see behind me shows that we have not had a peaceful transition of power. 25,000 National Guard troops, along with Capitol Police, Metro Police, Secret Service and Border Patrol are stationed around Washington, DC, ahead of the January ceremony. Trump’s militia flags and banners are gone for now, but President Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud still dominate his supporters. “I feel very safe here. And at peace because I don’t wear anything like that, ‘Trump’ says on it. I came here on January 6th for the event, the rally. I was not in the group of anyone who entered the Capitol. I wasn’t even close to the Capitol. And I walked out because I felt it was important for electoral integrity. I believe our democracy will fail if Joe Biden is sworn in as President of the United States. [Music] The U.S. capital and state capitals across the country will remain under tight security this week, amid widespread concerns over violence from right-wing extremists. Groups linked to the January 6 uprising.

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Video: Impeachment officials ready for Senate trial, Pelosi says

Justice is needed as we approach the act of insurgency that was perpetrated against the Capitol complex last week. At present, our managers are preparing solemnly and in prayer for the trial, which they will take to the Senate. A week ago, on January 6, an act of insurgency was carried out on the United States Capitol, motivated by the President of the United States. A week later, from Wednesday to Wednesday, this president was deposed in a bipartisan manner by the House of Representatives. The question was so urgent. They’re working on – they’re putting it on trial now, and when they are, you’ll be the first to know when we announce we’re going there. In just five days, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States. Following last week’s attack on the Capitol complex, there was an unprecedented security mobilization on the Capitol. I want to express my gratitude to our Capitol Police, the National Guard, who are here to protect our democracy. We need to put this whole complex under scrutiny in light of what has happened and the fact that the grand opening is imminent. To that end, I have asked retired Lieutenant-General Russel Honoré to lead an immediate review of security, infrastructure, interagency processes, and command and control.

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Video: The US Capitol fills with National Guard troops

TimesVideoU.S. Capitol fills with National Guard troops Troops lined the halls of the Capitol on Wednesday as the House of Representatives prepared to vote to impeach President Trump a week after he incited a crowd to invade the compound.

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Video: House debates Trump’s historic second indictment

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives considered articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of “inciting insurgency” after the Jan.6 attacks on Capitol Hill. By Maya Blackstone and Taylor Turner.

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Video: Watch Live: House Advances With Second Indictment

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will consider articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of “inciting insurgency” after the Jan.6 attacks on Capitol Hill. By Associated Press.