MYSTERY was sparked today when the State Department's official website said Donald Trump's term "ended" today.
The information, which could be part of a potential hack of the website, was available on the outgoing president's biography page.
It is unclear whether the update was intentional or was an accident, as the website stated that his term finished at 7.49pm on Monday evening.
However, text on the same page also states that Trump is still in office at "present."
The page was later updated with an error message saying "the site is currently experiencing technical difficulties."
The Sun has reached out to the Department of State for comment.
The information comes as:
- Melania Trump releases her first comments on the Capitol chaos
- Rudy Giuliani could be disbarred for 'part he played' in riots
- Parler CEO says 'whole system will be down for foreseeable future'
- Trump's impeachment charge will be 'incitement of insurrection'
Republicans and Democrats have been calling for the president to be ousted following chaos at the US Capitol last week.
However, the effectiveness of doing so has been doubted because it is unlikely he removed from the White House before January 20.
Any impeachment in the House would trigger a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which is scheduled to be in recess until January 19 and has already acquitted Trump once before.
As a result, Trump could likely not be removed from office until after he was already replaced in the White House by Biden.
The removal push has also been slammed by some Congressional colleagues.
Republican Rep Ken Buck, along with six other GOP House members, wrote a letter to Biden in hopes he could put a stop to Pelosi's impeachment efforts.
The letter, which Buck shared to Twitter, reads: "A second impeachment, only days before President Trump will leave office, is as unnecessary as it is inflammatory.
"This impeachment would undermine our priority of unifying Americans and would be a further distraction to our nation at a time when millions of our fellow citizens are hurting because of the pandemic and economic fallout."
Senator Pat Toomey said he doubted impeachment could be done before Biden is inaugurated, even though lawmakers said that step is necessary to ensure Trump can never hold elected office again.
"I think the president has disqualified himself from ever, certainly, serving in office again," Toomey said. "I don’t think he is electable in any way."
Senator Marco Rubio slammed that instead of coming together, Democrats want to “talk about ridiculous things like ‘Let’s impeach a president’” with just days left in office.
Despite the criticisms, the House formally introduced impeachment legislation on Monday and a vote is set to take place mid-week.
A House resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority to remove Trump from office was blocked by Republicans.
However, the full House is set to hold a roll call vote on that resolution on Tuesday, and it is expected to pass.
After that, Pelosi said Pence will have 24 hours to respond. Next, the House would proceed to impeachment. A vote could come Wednesday.
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