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President Trump Donald TrumpGrowing number of GOP lawmakers say they support impeachment YouTube temporarily bars uploading of new content on Trump's channel House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump MORE on Wednesday release a video in which he finally condemned violence one week after a mob fueled by conspiracy theories over the election attacked the Capitol as lawmakers were counting the Electoral College results.

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The video came hours after the House voted to make Trump the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, and as Trump faces both legal threats and the possibility of a Senate conviction for his actions related to last week's insurrection.

The president, in a five-minute, pre-recorded video address from the Oval Office, made no mention of the impeachment vote, but said he "unequivocally" condemned the mayhem at the Capitol.

"Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for. No true supporter of mine could truly endorse political violence," Trump said.

"No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag. No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans. If you do any of these things, you are not supporting our movement. You are attacking it and you are attacking our country."

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A Capitol Police officer was killed in last week's violence, and video and firsthand accounts have since emerged of the mob assaulting police, breaking down doors and shattering windows and carrying zip ties, as well as chanting "Hang Mike Pence Michael (Mike) Richard PenceHouse passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump Trump told Pence he could be a 'patriot' or 'p----' when overseeing election vote: report READ: Pence letter to Pelosi rejecting calls to invoke 25th Amendment MORE." Dozens have been arrested in connection with the chaos, including one man who entered Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiHouse…
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