Starting this week and continuing until at least Inauguration Day, armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols and at the US Capitol, according to an internal FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News.
“The FBI received information about an identified armed group intending to travel to Washington, DC on Jan 16,” the bulletin read. “They have warned that if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur.”
The FBI has also received information in recent days on a group calling for assaults on state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings in the event President Donald Trump is removed from office prior to Inauguration Day.
The group is also planning to assault government offices in every state the day president-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, regardless of whether the states certified electoral votes for Biden or Trump.
Federal law enforcement officials have advised police agencies to increase their security posture at statehouses around the country following the riot at the Capitol, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
According to the FBI, approximately 29 individuals and/or social media accounts of individuals who unlawfully entered the Capitol had been identified as of Sunday.
At least five people died during the siege on the Capitol, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. The FBI bulletin said Sicknick “died from injuries sustained during the US Capitol breach.”