On Tuesday Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton was photographed holding a note stating "5,000 troops to Columbia".
In response to news earlier of the Attorney-General's plan, United States national security adviser John Bolton warned of "serious consequences for those who attempt to subvert democracy and harm Guaido", in a tweet that described Mr Saab as the "illegitimate former Venezuelan Attorney-General".
Under Venezuela's constitution, the head of the National Assembly is empowered to take on the duties of the chief executive under a range of circumstances in which the presidency is vacated.
Two journalists with television experience said the the video appeared to use "green screen" or some other effect to make Maduro appear to be in the courtyard of the Miraflores Presidential Palace.
"Most modern arms supplies will be arriving in Venezuela", the Venezuelan leader said, adding such supplies were arriving "every month". That was part of a strategy to increase the central bank's liquidity.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said his country opposes "unilateral sanctions" as they "will only complicate the situation and will not help solve practical problems".
Maduro said the global media was misrepresenting Venezuela's reality to set the stage for an invasion.
"The United States is a great country and it is much bigger than Donald Trump", he said. Russia, which like China has loaned and invested billions of dollars to OPEC member Venezuela, called on Guaido to drop his demand for a snap election and instead accept mediation.
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"If something happens to me one day, Donald Trump and Colombian President Ivan Duque will bear responsibility", Maduro said of his right-wing foes. Government officials insist the next presidential election will be in 2025.
Since Venezuelan parliament leader Juan Guaido declared himself president on January 23 to challenge leader Nicolas Maduro, the rivalry between the USA and Russian Federation has returned with a vengeance.
The showdown in Venezuela once again playing out in the streets.
Sorbay Pailla said she last heard from her husband, retired National Guard Col. Oswaldo Garcia Palomo, on Sunday after he entered the country clandestinely from Colombia. One went to Peru, and another to the Dominican Republic. According to the United Nations, at least 40 people have already been killed in clashes since the power struggle erupted last week. Hundreds have also been arrested, including children.
President Trump noting the unrest in Venezuela issued a warning on Twitter about traveling there.
"The regime is in its final throes", said Guaido.
On Monday, the USA imposed sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA, that could potentially deprive the Maduro government of 11 billion U.S. dollars in export revenues over the next year.
Foreign policy experts have warned that sending the USA military to Venezuela could bring more violence in a country already facing humanitarian crises.