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Joe Biden indicated Friday he was glad Donald wasn't coming to his inauguration on January 20th.

'One of the few things he and I have ever agreed on. It's a good thing him not showing up,' he said at a press conference.

announced Friday that he will snub Biden's inauguration ceremony, a break with historical tradition.

'To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,' he declared.

There have been reports that Vice President Mike Pence will attend to show his support for a peaceful transfer of power.

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Biden said of Pence: 'He's welcome. I'd be honored to have him.'

The president-elect said was 'an embarrassment to the country' and if was in office longer he'd support using the impeachment process or the 25th amendment to remove him.

'If we were six months out, we should do everything to get him out of office. Impeach him again and trying to invoke the 25th amendment. Get him out of office. I'm focused now on us taking control as vice president and president on the 20th and get our agenda going,' he said.

Biden will take the oath of office in 12 days.

The last president not to attend his successor's swearing-in was President Andrew Johnson in 1869 - who had also been impeached. Both John Adams and John Quincy Adams snubbed their successors too. 

The snub - at once norm-breaking and unsurprising - came on a day when:

Nancy Pelosi revealed she has asked General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, how he is stopping a 'deranged president' from using the nuclear codes or launching military action - but did not say how he responded; She held a meeting with Democratic House members telling them that if does not resign immediately he will be impeached next week; The prospect of the 25th Amendment being deployed appeared to fade. Pence was reported to be 'reluctant' to use it, if only because of the legal chaos which would ensue over whether the cabinet has enough members to vote to invoke it - partly because Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary and Betsy DeVos, the education secretary have resigned in disgust and partly because had filled the cabinet with acting secretaries whose legal authority to invoke it is unclear; Republican senator Ben Sasse said he was willing to impeach and remove , making him the first of the GOP caucus who had voted against convicting the president last year to change position - but so far no others have followed;  After his cabinet was rocked by resignations, one of his closest aides Hope Hicks announced she would resign next week - although she claimed it was her plan all along - and White House counsel Pat Cipollone was reported to be on the brink too;  Washington D.C.'s district attorney Karl Racine hinted that he is investigating , Don Jr, and Rudy Giuliani over inciting the riot at the wild rally held just outside the White House where the president demanded 'strength' and said he would lead a march on the Capitol and Giuliani demanded 'trial by combat'; was revealed to have only tweeted a video on Thursday night admitting there would be a new administration after he was warned by Cipollone that he faces charges of incitement;   The FBI launched a murder hunt to find the MAGA rioters who killed Officer Brian Sicknick during the storming of the Capitol, apparently hitting him over the head with a fire extinguisher; Sickening details of how the mob smeared their own feces on the floor of the Capitol and may even have stolen national security secrets as they looted laptops were revealed.   

President Trump announced he will not attend Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20th

President announced he will not attend Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20th

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President Donald Trump initially resisted taping his video message acknowledging his election loss but agreed to after being warned he could face legal risk

President Donald initially resisted taping his video message acknowledging his election loss but agreed to after being warned he could face legal risk

TAPED SPEECH AFTER BEING TOLD HE COULD BE CHARGED  

Trump initially resisted taping his video message acknowledging his election loss but agreed to after the White House counsel warned him he could face legal charges for stoking the mob.

The Justice Department said Thursday it would not rule out pursuing charges against President for his possible role in encouraging the insurgents that ransacked the Capitol.

'We are looking at all actors, not only the people who went into the building,' Michael Sherwin, the U.S. attorney in Washington, said at a press conference. 

agreed to the Thursday night statement after White House counsel Pat Cipollone warned him of the legal risk, The New York Times reported. Aides had been pressing the president to publicly denounce the pro- mob.

And Cipollone is considering resigning, CNN reported, out of frustration with and the president's bringing in conspiracy theorist lawyer Sidney Powell, who has argued voting machines changes votes from to Joe Biden. Dominion Voting Systems is suing her for the false claims about their machines.

So far two cabinet secretaries  - Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary who is Mitch McConnell's wife and Betsy DeVos, the billionaire education secretary - have quit, while Homeland Security secretary Chad Wolf has said he will stay on to aid the transition to the Biden administration. 

Cipollone's job is to provide advice to in his office as president, not personal legal advice - so warning him he could be charged is as far as he can go; offering defense advice to as a private citizen would be at the very least a breach of his government employment, and possibly illegal or grounds for action by the Washington D.C. bar.

While the president's initial response to the MAGA mob was to say 'we love you, you are special' in his nearly 3 minute video remarks, finally denounced the violence on Capitol Hill.

'To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction: You do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law, you will pay,' he said.

But he also ended with a warm note for his supporters.

'To all of my wonderful supporters. I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning,' he said. 

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's return to twitter and revelation he will not go to Biden was a wrenching change of tone from his video last night when he acknowledging he did not win the November election. 

It took many failed legal battles, an attack on Capitol Hill and Congress' certification of the electoral college vote and then an explicit warning from Cipollone of potential criminal exposure to even get the president to that point - only for him to reverse course on Friday morning and return to all-capitals tweets.

The Washington Post spoke to aides and allies who described as 'psychologically fragile' and said daughter Ivanka is one of the few who can get through to him.

'A lot of people don't want to talk to him,' a senior administration official said. 'He's in a terrible mood constantly, and he's defensive, and everyone knows this was a horrible mistake.' 

One administration official described 's behavior as that of 'a total monster.' 

One ally called him 'mad.' 

'He is alone. He is mad King George,' said one Republican in frequent touch with the White House. ' believes that he has these people so intimidated they wouldn't dare mess with him. I think doesn't understand how precarious his situation is right now.'

The descriptions came after aides spent hours convincing the president to denounce the MAGA mob that attacked Capitol Hill. They begged him to go on Fox News, to tweet, to make a statement.

agreed to a video but he made ad libs to the script as he spoke, telling the rioters he 'loved' them but he did not specifically asking them to leave the Capitol. 

But as more and more Republicans distanced themselves from him and talk began about removing him from office via the 25th amendment or the impeachment process, released a second video statement denouncing the violence and acknowledging his election loss.

's speech marked an astonishing change of tone. He admitted, in a rare encounter with reality, that 'there will be a new administration' come January 20th.

He also said this moment 'calls for healing.'

But despite the talk of healing, plans to go to the United States border with  Mexico next week to highlight his immigration policies, The New York Times reported.

It could be his last trip as president of the United States. 

His hard line approach, and his border wall, has inflamed the debate around the issue and the president is not likely to back down from it. 

The president last visited the border in June, when he went down during the presidential campaign to check on the progress of his wall. 

It also was revealed Friday that  initially resisted taping his video message acknowledging his election loss but agreed to after the White House counsel warned him he could face legal charges for stoking the mob.

The Justice Department said Thursday it would not rule out pursuing charges against President for his possible role in encouraging the insurgents that ransacked the Capitol, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake and four deaths, including a Capitol police officer.

'We are looking at all actors, not only the people who went into the building,' Michael Sherwin, the U.S. attorney in Washington, said at a press conference. 

agreed to the Thursday night statement after White House counsel Pat Cipollone warned him of the legal risk, The New York Times reported. Aides had been pressing the president to publicly denounce the pro- mob.

And Cipollone is considering resigning, CNN reported, out of frustration with and the president's bringing in conspiracy theorist lawyer Sidney Powell, who has argued voting machines changed votes from to Joe Biden. Dominion Voting Systems is suing her for the false claims about their machines.

Despite a millionaire dollar, multi-lawyer effort, the team was unable to provide evidence of mass voter fraud. 's own administration has said the election was legally conducted and done fairly. Biden won with 306 electoral votes to 's 232. 

While the president's initial response to the MAGA mob was tepid, in his nearly 3 minute video remarks on Thursday night, denounced the violence on Capitol Hill.

'To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction: You do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law, you will pay,' he said.

But he also ended with a warm note for his supporters.

'To all of my wonderful supporters. I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning,' he said.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone warned President Trump of legal danger and the Justice Department did not rule out charging him

White House counsel Pat Cipollone warned President of legal danger and the Justice Department did not rule out charging him

The speech also marked his first acknowledgement he will not have a second term in the White House. , however, did not say the word 'concede' nor acknowledge incoming president Biden, but merely said there be a 'new administration.'

Sitting presidents usually are not charged with crimes. loses that protection in 12 days. 

The Justice Department will lead the prosecution of those involved in the Capitol Hill attack since it handles cases for Washington D.C.   

 has long stoked the fire of rage with the MAGA crowd, going back to his 2016 campaign when he demanded be locked up, a wall to be built to separate the United

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