Trump’s refusal to take responsibility sends a clear signal to his supporters. And that’s keeping the FBI busy. AP: FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week. CNN: New terror threat points to plot to surround Capitol, lawmaker says. HuffPo: House Democrats Briefed On 3 Terrifying Plots To Overthrow Government. And if this one from Military Times doesn’t depress you, nothing will. National Guard inauguration deployment: twice as large as troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

+ “Joint Chiefs of Staff preparing rare message to entire force of reassurance: reminding them the job is to support & defend Constitution and reject extremism. Its a significant step. JCS have sought to stay out of politics. Statement due to gravity of events.”

+ Chad Wolf, acting head of the Dept of Homeland, has resigned. I wonder why Chad didn’t want to hang?