The page was edited at least twice, with two different times, reading “Donald J. Trump’s term ended on 2021-01-11 19:49:00” and “Donald J. Trump’s term ended on 2021-01-11 19:22:18.”
A similar biography page for Mike Pence was also edited at least twice, reading only that the vice president’s “term ended on 2021-01-11 19:41:00.”
Both pages were taken offline on Monday afternoon.
The Independent has requested comment from the State Department; the White House has referred requests to the State Department.
The URL path on the State Department websites leads to a “biographies” page, which includes only the biographies of members on the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council. There are no links to the president’s or vice president’s biographies from that page.