February 9th – On the 9th local time, former U.S. President Trump will face the second impeachment trial of the Senate.
Due to the serious riots in the U.S. Congress in early January, which itself was also a key issue in the impeachment trial, the National Guard, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and others responsible for security have entered a high level of alert.
According to CNN on the 8th, federal officials believe that members of Congress and federal government facilities still face a huge threat after the congressional riots.
As the impeachment trial approached, a large number of National Guard soldiers began patrolling the fence outside the Capitol.
In Congress, the impeachment manager of the House Democratic Party is always accompanied by security personnel, escorting them to vote or attend the meeting.
Sources revealed that as the impeachment trial further aggravated the already tense political situation, extremists in the United States may launch violence, and Congress will maintain enhanced security measures for a long time.
Like Trump’s first impeachment trial, access to the Senate will be severely restricted.
Federal law enforcement officials said that although they have not found specific and exact threats, agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security have maintained high alert and used all means to avoid repeating the failed response to the congressional turmoil.
One of the officials said that the FBI was monitoring multiple targets in the United States to prevent them from planning violence before and after the impeachment trial.
In addition, law enforcement officials have contacted many suspected people to persuade them not to participate in or support violent conflicts.