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will president trump be the first to leave office marred by two impeachments the historic vote looming on capitol hill this morning and the all-out blitz to bring justice to the rioters at the center of the insution. after the holidays hospitals rush to take care of more covid cases. who wants to be a billionaire? the eye-popping jackpot still up for grabs. "early today" starts right now good morning i'm phillip mena. >> glad you're with us
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i'm frances rivera. today could end with one last stain on president trump's turbulent legacy in the wayning days of the administration lawmakers will vote on an article of impeachment charging the president foction on capitol hill one week ago. ou appears this impeachment vote is inevitable. >> right, frances. it's happening, a final vote on impeachment this afternoon and this comes after lawmakers were debating late last night on whether to ask the vice president to invoke the 25th amendment to remove president trump. they did, but in the middle of that debate, he'd already sent a letter saying he wouldn't do it, that he did not think this was in the best interest of the nation, and he didn't want to further divide the country meantime as we move forward
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today to impeachment, house speaker nancy pelosi has already named the nine managers essentially prosecutors who will make the case that president trump incited violence against the government of the united states and there are now five republicans who say they will vote in favor of impeachment in the house. president trump called it ridiculous saying people had no problem with what he said immediately before that mob stormed the u.s. capitol and that this impeachment will further divide the country, but democrats today are moving for forward. >> the president's actions demonstrate his absolute inability to discharge the most basic anremoved from office immediately. >> i will vote to impeachment this president tomorrow. >> this president is not meeting
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the duties of office and is clearly not capable of it. >> people thought that what i said was totally appropriate. >> the impeachment hoax is a continuation of the greatest and most vicious witch hunt in the history of our country. >> reporter: and as we prepare for inauguration and more security at the u.s. capitol after what happened last week, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell according to "the new york times" now says that he does believe the president committed impeachable offenses the big question now, frances and phillip, is whether he will move forward with that impeachment trial once those articles are delivered >> some whirlwind days ahead tracie, thank you. federal authorities are warning members of congress about potential new attacks leading up to the inauguration meanwhile prosecutors say they have opened up more than 170 cases so far related to riots at the capitol. one of the charges being
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considered is seditious force, which has a maximum sentence of 20 years. meanwhile they're looking to see if there was a leader and were attempting to take people hostage. >> reporter: nearly a week since the attack on capitol hill, prosecutors and the fbi say they're working around the clock pursuing leading in every corner of the country, many of those leads broadcast on social media for the world to see. >> since our call for tips, videos and pictures, we have received more than 100,000 pieces of digital media, which is absolutely fantastic, and we are scouring every one for investigative and intelligence leads. >> reporter: prosecutors say they have thousands of witnesses and expect to charge hundreds of people for their part in the insurrection the day before the attack, an fbi officer warned of intelligence suggesting war was coming to the capitol.
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the fbi said that intelligence was shared the capitol police are warning members of congress of newt thr news that white wing supremists and others are using private rooms to talk about future politicians and encourage arms struggle. >> we were told about a specific number of people who intend to come here armed with weapons on specific dates at specific times and for specific reasons including justice for the woman that was killed last week, in their words justice or vengeance. >> reporter: former assistant fbi director, tim gallagher. >> how are you going to mitigate what's going on? there are other ways that law enforcement are doirk it, but, believe me, they're on it. >> reporter: eight days before
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president-elect biden's inauguration, nine-foot-high fencing. troops expected within days. meanwhile the fbi is still looking for the suspect who placed part-time bombs at the dnc and rnc before the attack. and they have photos of this man. this is the son of a brooklyn judge. also the fbi is considering whether to add the capitol hill attackers to the no-fly list that list comes from the terrorist watch list if that happens, those people would be banned from flying on commercial airliners, phillip? >> makes sense to me. all 50 states have been warned about potential attacks in the coming days nc's dan schenamen is sharing
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how they're preparing for the unrest. >> reporter: a state of emergency has been declared in virginia's capital in richland because of credible threats. >> we're disappointed that our fellow americans have talked and made the choice to go to 50 of our capitol cities in the united states of america. >> reporter: the fbi warning about protests across the capitols in the country. in michigan, they entered the capitol building while lawmakers were there. >> would you hav up in the gallery with ar-15s? that's very scary for everyone >> reporter: in a tweet, michigan's attorney general said
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the michigan state capitol is not safe across the country, state leaders vowing to be prepared. >> i don't know that it's going to be happen, but you would be an idiot not to be worried. >> reporter: authorities believe the marches could start as early as this weekend. dan schenamen, nbc news. more than half the states across the country are seeing a rise in coronavirus cases. a second dose will be released to the public the task force changed its guidance telling adults 65 or older or with pre-existing conditions should qualify. officials say vaccine supply is becoming less of a concern. meanwhile in california, patient care is in jeopardy at one of the largest hospitals in l.a. county.
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our erin mclaughlin got an squlusive tour of the medical center as the pandemic pushes them to the brink. >> reporter: good morning, phillip. here in california, the governor said they're just beginning to see the dreaded post-holiday surge and if it continues for the next five to seven days, the hospitals won't be able to handle it. that includes harvard university hospital doctors are showing us a desperate situation. harbor ucla medical center, one of l.a.'s public hospitals now at the breaking point. >> if we're going to see another huge surge upon surge, it will happen in the next seven to ten days some are describing it as a viral tsunami. >> reporter: no corner of the hospital left untouched by the virus. >> every day is a new day of making things up as we go. >> reporter: waiting rooms transformed into treatment areas. four covid patients packed to a room and only one nurse to care
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for them. >> you imagine it will compromise care. it has and will continue to do so. >> reporter: in another rhyme a sea of blue gowns, in 16 hours all of these individuals need to come back and do it again. >> yeah. they're doing it for virtually every patient who has severe covid lung disease in the hospital. >> reporter: late last week they had to shut the hospital to tr ambulances transporting parents because there's no room. >> it means they end up having to wait for the life-saving care they need. >> reporter: covid deaths have been staggering. on average it was 40 daily by christmas, it was 255 by saturday, 695 patients lost their lives. california's ordered 88 refrigeration trucks to serve as
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makeshift morgues. >> this is unimaginable. the only time we would expect this is during an earthquake. >> reporter: states now creating massive vaccine hubs including texas where 28 health providers will administer shots. and l.a. stadium once the largest covid testing site getting ready to administer 12,000 doses a day stepping inside the hospital, you see how hard it is their models show this they'll do all they can to save as many lives as they can. let's turn to nbc meteor meteorologist janessa webb. >> enjoy all the warmth that's about to seep in before we get
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the cold weather the pacific is allowing for a good dose of moisture across the coastal areas. some spots have seen 5 inches of rain more is expected tn people undea will be a fantastic day across the northeast from d.c. all the way into west virginia we're in the mid-50s enjoy all this goodness because the colder air will return. >> that means outdoor dining in some parts of the northeast. when we return, remembering
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