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‘Violent Threats’ Shadow Post-Riot Plans for Biden Inaugural

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With a week left until Inauguration Day, only one thing appears certain: Joe Biden will take the oath of office, his hand resting on a family Bible from the 1890s, and become the next president of the United States.

Almost every other detail of that day, however, is in flux, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the near-inevitable impeachment of his predecessor, and the attempted insurrection on the very spot where Biden will likely be sworn in.

After last week’s failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump’s attempts to cling to power, there is growing concern among security professionals, law enforcement, and transition officials that next week’s planned presidential inauguration and the events around it could bring hundreds of would-be plotters to the nation’s capital.

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