For a brief moment, opponents of President Donald Trump rejoiced after his page on the State Department website said his term "ended on 2021-01-11 19:48:58." 

But it turned out to be fake, according to BuzzFeed News, which reported that a disgruntled employee made the change. 

The State Department has since pulled the site down, and two diplomats explained what happened to BuzzFeed News' Christopher Miller.

Miller was one of the first to report on the strange change. The date and time were changed multiple times. 

For about 15 minutes, many online thought Trump had been removed or had resigned.

The same changes had been made to Vice President Mike Pence's State Department biography page as well. 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has ordered an investigation into who changed the biographies for both Trump and Pence, according to BuzzFeed News. Considering most of the staff is on its way out in the next week, there is concern that it may be hard to figure out who among the thousands of employees could have changed it, BuzzFeed News noted. 

Both are slated to leave office in less than two weeks, but both Democrats and Republicans in Congress are preparing for another impeachment while demanding Trump to resign for his actions last Wednesday when he urged a crowd of his heavily-armed supporters to attack Congress in order to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. 

His followers, armed with pipe bombs, rifles, Molotov cocktails, zip ties, and stun guns, killed a Capitol Police officer and overran the Capitol Building in search of congress members they could take hostage. Thanks to the quick thinking of a few Capitol Police officers, senators and members of Congress were saved.

As representatives of the United States around the globe, many State Department employees were shocked and embarrassed by Trump's actions last week, and have not been shy about expressing it. 

The Washington Post and Foreign Policy Magazine reported that two cables were signed by dozens of diplomats and State Department employees condemning Trump.

“To protect our Constitution from the threat posed by this president, we urge Secretary Pompeo to…publicly condemn in the strongest possible terms the role of the president in the assault on democratic values and American democracy,” one cable said, adding that the government should “support all lawful mechanisms to mitigate ongoing threats to American democracy, including by consulting with Vice President Pence and the other principal officers of the executive departments regarding the possible implementation of the procedures provided for in Section 4 of the 25th Amendment.”

Another said the State Department needed to "explicitly denounce President Trump's role in this violent attack on the U.S. government," as quoted by The Washington Post.

"Just as we routinely denounce foreign leaders who use violence and intimidation to interfere in peaceful democratic processes and override the will of their voters, the Department's public statements about this episode should also mention President Trump by name," the other cable said.

"It is critical that we communicate to the world that in our system, no one — not even the president — is above the law or immune from public criticism," it added.