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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — MyPillow CEO and President Donald Trump supporter Mike Lindell said to CBS News that he’d welcome a lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, which is threatening to sue Lindell for slander over his election fraud claims. In an interview with CBS News’ Sara Cook Monday, Lindell said that the lawsuit would allow him to show the world that the presidential election was rigged. “I want them to sue me. Please. Because I have all the evidence, 100%. I want all the American people and the world to see the horrific things that these (Dominion voting) machines are capable of and what they did to our country and what — they’re allowing other countries to steal our election and just to hijack our election,” Lindell said. Dominion sent legal letters to Lindell in December and early January over his false and conspiratorial claims about the machines being “rigged” or...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Memo: Trump leaves changed nation in his wake New York court worker arrested, accused of threats related to inauguration GOP Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene referred to Parkland school shooting as 'false flag' event on Facebook MORE (D-Calif.) laid the blame for the deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol squarely at President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE's feet late Tuesday, telling MSNBC that the president could be an accessory to murder. In an interview with Joy Reid, the House leader indicated that she thought the rioting by Trump's supporters that overtook the building on Jan. 6 was directly inspired and incited by the president. “[The] president’s words are important, they weigh a ton. And if you’re Donald Trump talking to these people, they believe it and they used...
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president Wednesday morning, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided.Four years after standing on stage at his own inauguration and painting a dire picture of "American carnage," Trump departs the office twice impeached, with millions more out of work and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus. Republicans under his watch lost the presidency and both chambers of Congress. He will be forever remembered for the final major act of his presidency: inciting an insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer, and horrified the nation.Trump will be the first president in modern history to boycott his successor's inauguration as he continues to stew about his loss and privately maintains the election that President-elect Joe Biden fairly won was stolen from...
    Mary Trump has predicted a 'grim' future for her uncle Donald as he tries to 'change the narrative' around his legacy while facing a loss of relevance and legal threats. The clinical psychologist told CNN that Tuesday, Trump's last day in office was 'probably the worst day of his life'.   Trump will leave the White House early on Wednesday morning ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden later today.   'This is probably the worst day of his life, because the clock is ticking and he's running out of time,' Mary Trump, who wrote a book about her uncle, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday. 'The other thing I just want to point out about that speech, it was reminiscent of a video he made after the insurrection saying the movement is just beginning, which seems like a bit of a threat to me,' Trump said, comparing the video farewell...
    INCREDIBLE images show the key moments in Donald Trump's presidency and highlight his unforgettable four years in office. As the president prepares to leave office on Wednesday, four years of leadership have been laid bare in stunning photos dating back to 2016. 15The president's casual style left British Prime Minister Theresa May stunned in June 2019Credit: HANNAH MCKAY 15Mr Trump had a brief relationship with North Korean leader Kim-Jong unCredit: Reuters 15Mr Trump blending in at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South DakotaCredit: Reuters 15Evangelical followers give Trump their blessing in October 2020, as he campaigned for a second term in officeCredit: Reuters Key moments include when Mr Trump became the first US sitting president to cross the line from South to North Korea. His decision to meet Kim Jong-un without pre-conditions stunned the world - but little came of the two meetings. Other memorable moments include when the president met...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Just hours before leaving office, President Donald Trump granted pardons or commutations to more than 140 people, among them is Casey Urlacher, his former chief strategist Steve Bannon and rapper Lil' Wayne.Urlacher is the brother of Chicago Bears great Brian Urlacher. He is also the mayor of Mettawa, Illinois.The unpaid mayor of Mettawa had been charged with conspiracy to engage in illegal gambling.EMBED More News Videos Casey Urlacher, the brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher, is among 10 people charged in an illegal gambling business. Authorities said he tracked down gambling debts, while helping run an illegal gambling operation. That indictment could have landed him in federal prison.He was among 10 people charged with conspiring to illegally conduct a multi-million dollar sports gambling business based in the Chicago suburbs. The nine others accused include a Chicago police officer, Nicholas Stella.RELATED: Casey Urlacher, brother of...
    JULIAN Assange has missed out on a Presidential pardon despite Pamela Anderson’s plea to Donald Trump to “do the right thing”. Anderson spoke to Fox News host Tucker Carlson after he called on Trump during his monologue to pardon Assange, who exposed classified documents from a US Army intelligence analyst. ⚠️ Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in 4Pamela Anderson on Fox News called on President Donald Trump to pardon Julian Assange Credit: FOX News President Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of 143 people early on Wednesday, just hours before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.Among the prominent names to have received a presidential pardon is Mr Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon, US rapper Lil Wayne and Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy.Mr Assange's supporters had hoped Mr Trump would pardon the Wikileaks founder, however he did not make the...
    WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Overnight, President Donald Trump issued over 100 last-minute pardons and commutations on his final full day in office. President Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon was among those whom the president pardoned. Bannon was indicted in August for allegedly defrauding donors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a fundraising campaign to build a wall along the southern border called “We Build The Wall.” In December, President Trump issued 15 pardons, including a Pittsburgh dentist who was convicted of health care fraud. However, following weeks of speculation, Mr. Trump did not pardon any of his family members, including himself. Another pardon issued by Mr. Trump was top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy. Broidy pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy relating to a secret lobbying campaign. On top of those, he also pardoned rapper Lil Wayne after he pleaded guilty to a...
    DONALD Trump issued a flurry of pardons in his final full day as President of the United States as he prepares to make way for his successor Joe Biden. The 45th President has handed out dozens of pardons to politicians, celebrities and law enforcement officials since he was voted into office in 2016. Here are just some of the people he has pardoned so far. 25President Trump has pardoned dozens of felonsCredit: Alamy Live News What is a pardon in government? The pardon power comes from the US Constitution and is one of the broadest available to a president. The nation’s founders saw the pardon power as a way to show mercy and serve the public good. A presidential pardon allows a person to be relieved of some or all of the legal consequences of their criminal sentencing. Pardons are typically given to people who have been prosecuted, and can...
    JOE Biden will become the nation's 46th president on January 20, 2021. The day will also include Donald Trump's final few hours as US leader. ⚠️ Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in 4Joe Biden smiles during a debate against Donald TrumpCredit: Reuters What time does Joe Biden become President? Joe Biden will become president when he takes the oath of office. The exact time is not known, but it is expected that Biden will take the oath just before noon on January 20. 4President Donald Trump is leaving officeCredit: Getty Images - Getty When does Donald Trump stop being President? Donald Trump will cease to be president when Joe Biden takes the oath of office on January 20. Trump was president for one term of four years, but lost November's election to Biden. He believes the election...
    Joe Biden’s inauguration will be held this Wednesday, January 20, in Washington, United States. It will be an atypical takeover marked by the coronavirus and by great security measures after Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. For this inauguration ceremony, health security measures have been established to prevent possible coronavirus infections. One of them is the capacity restriction at the inauguration. Gone are the big celebrations with crowds of guests, like the one made by Donald Trump, the outgoing president of the United States. Security and capacity reduction Other security measures have been added to the sanitary measures. Especially after last Wednesday, January 6, several protesters decided to storm the Capitol in Washington DC (United States) in the middle of a meeting that ratified Joe Biden as future president of the United States. Since then, the capital has been in a State of Emergency. The Pentagon has announced...
    President Donald Trump announced late Tuesday night that he had pardoned and commuted the sentences of 143 people in the final hours of his presidency. The president issued 73 pardons and 70 commutations. The list included pop culture figures including rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, but also included many non-violent drug offenders The president did not pardon Julian Assange or Edward Snowden, two whistleblowers that illegally shared America’s intelligence and national security secrets. The two individuals enjoyed bi-partisan support for a pardon as their supporters had hoped that the president would ignore the intelligence community elites and prominent members of Congress in Washington who were deeply opposed to a pardon. The president also pardoned several Republicans, including former Deputy National Finance Chair of the Republican National Committee Elliott Broidy, former Rep. Duke Cunningham of California, and former Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona. He also issued a pardon for his...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was not among the nearly 150 people President Donald Trump pardoned or commuted sentences for early Wednesday morning. Pugh asked outgoing President Donald Trump to commute her three-year sentence Trump did pardon former chief strategist Steve Bannon as well as 142 others, including rap stars and former members of Congress. The pardons and commutations were announced after midnight Wednesday in the final hours of Trump’s White House term. A full list of those who were granted clemency can be found on the White House’s website. 
    LJoe Biden’s inauguration ceremony will be exceptional in more than one way: it will only attend a limited audience of guests and no public, due to the coronavirus pandemic. A field of over 190,000 flags has been planted on the Mall to represent this absent audience. Donald Trump will have already left the White House for his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. No Donald Trump A day of inauguration unlike any other in Washington: it is in a deserted capital, crisscrossed by the army, that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in and will become president and vice-president of the United States on Wednesday. When Joe Biden is sworn in, Trump will have left Washington, breaking the tradition of a peaceful and courteous transfer of power. The Republican billionaire will certainly already be in his club in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, when Joe Biden enters at noon (6...
    In a videotaped message in which he addressed the United States for the last time as president, Donald Trump said that his “movement is just beginning” and that “political violence is an attack on everything that Americans hold dear.” Miamimundo / Univision “It cannot be tolerated (…) Now more than ever we must unite around our shared values ​​and rise above partisan resentment,” he added, referring to the assault with which his supporters, partly aroused by him and his unfounded allegations of a electoral fraud, wreaked havoc on Capitol Hill on January 6. “At the end of my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we accomplished together: we did what we came to do, and much more,” Trump said in the message recorded and posted online. social YouTube. Within hours of handing over power to Democrat Joe Biden, Trump...
    On Wednesday, January 20, Donald Trump will cease to be president of the United States. Democrat Joe Biden will begin his term by overturning some of the decisions Trump has made so far. For example, lift travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic on the countries of the European Union, among others. Donald Trump’s last day in Casablanca has been a day without public events. And the spokesmen of the President refuse to give details of how it has been. Another thing that will also change with the arrival of Democrat Joe Biden to power will be the mandatory use of masks to avoid coronavirus infections. And it will pay tribute to the fatalities of the pandemic. Biden has also revealed that on his first day as president he will present a bill that will eventually allow obtain citizenship to 11 million immigrants. The Democrat also wants the...
    The American Magazine ‘The New Yorker’ has brought to light new images inside the Capitol at the time of the assault on January 6, where the protesters are seen forcibly entering the building without the Police being able to do anything, since at that time the number of agents was much lower to Trump supporters. “They can steal elections, but we can’t sit here?” Yelled Jake Angeli, the leader of the assault on the Capitol, Donald Trump fan and who calls himself Q-Shaman or ‘wolf of Yellowstone’ who sits in the chair of Vice President Mike Pence, at that time he was dressed in animal skins, horns, and painted face with the colors of the flag. “It is only a matter of time before justice is done,” shouted the exalted. Dozens of people passed by the desks they reviewed documents and took photos in the offices of some senators,...
    President Donald Trump ordered that more documents from Operation Crossfire Hurricane be declassified Tuesday, in his final hours as president. The president noted he requested the Department of Justice to provide the White Hosue with a binder of materials related to the FBI’s investigation of him and his campaign as part of the investigation of whether he was colluding with Russia to win the presidential election. “I determined that the materials in that binder should be declassified to the maximum extent possible,” Trump wrote in a memo released by the White House Tuesday night. He noted that the FBI objected to further declassification of the materials but had identified the passages “most crucial” to keep redacted. “I have determined to accept the redactions proposed for continued classification by the FBI in that January 17 submission,” he wrote. The president said he had ordered the attorney general to provide a final...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we get closer to Inauguration Day, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Tuesday, Jan. 19Trump releases pre-taped farewell address: 'Thank you for this extraordinary privilege'The White House has released a pre-taped farewell address from President Trump on his final full day in office."We did what we came here to do - and so much more," Trump said, speaking from scripted remarks directly into the camera and standing behind a lectern with the presidential seal. "This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also...
    President Donald Trump has released a farewell video on his last full day in office, thanking Americans for 'this extraordinary privilege', listing his achievements and wishing the next administration well - although he failed to directly name his successor Joe Biden. As Biden's chartered plane arrived in Washington DC on Tuesday night, the White House posted the address on YouTube. Trump himself has been temporarily banned from the platform due to his part in spurring on his supporters in the lead-up to the Capitol riots on January 6.  The 45th president began the nearly 20-minute farewell by saying: 'Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, we embarked on a mission to make America great again -- for all Americans.' Trump, who spent months trying to de-legitimize President-elect Biden's...
    New York : The president would be part of SAG-AFTRA because of his role in El Aprendiz. Photo: MARK RALSTON / . / . For Donald Trump, the violent attack on Congress by his followers not only had a high political cost that will lead to his second impeachment, it has also had repercussions on his public life, in which he faces a new threat: his expulsion from the largest union in Hollywood. According to a statement from the SAG-AFTRA steering committee, the Hollywood union review if there is probable cause to revoke your membership. The group represents more than 160,000 entertainment industry workers and journalists. “Based on Trump’s role in constant threat to the safety of journalists, many of whom are members of SAG-AFTRA, the National Committee ordered a disciplinary hearing,” the agency posted in a Twitter message. Based on Trump’s role in threatening...
    Several Republican lawmakers involved in some way with the rally ahead of the storming of the Capitol earlier this month sought with Donald Trump for a pardon – but the president's legal advisors warned against granting the pleas. Two people familiar with the plans told CNN that Trump decided not to grant the pardons to lawmakers before he leaves office Wednesday. He also decided Saturday night, according to sources, that he would not pardon himself or his family members. Although it is not clear from the Tuesday report which Republican lawmakers directly asked the president for clemency, there are a number who were involved in the rally Democrats are claiming incited the ensued deadly riot. Among those who spoke to the rally at the Ellipse before the mob rioted were Representatives Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mo Brooks of Alabama.  Top 'Stop the Steal' organizer Ali Alexander...
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid sat down for an interview with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the night before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, during which Pelosi tore into the current president on his final day in office. In a preview of the interview which aired Tuesday afternoon, Pelosi harshly condemned President Donald Trump, calling him “unworthy to be president.” Reid first asked Pelosi the significance of Trump’s failure on the peaceful transfer of power, noting that he will not attend the inauguration. “Well, I do think that we’re bigger than all of this,” Pelosi said. “Donald Trump was a stain on our country. I don’t think we could have sustained our democracy if he had two terms in office, for what he was doing to our institutions, or for what he was doing to our Constitution. He dishonored it.” “He, in every respect, was unworthy to be president, did not respect the office...
    President Donald Trump delivered his farewell address on Tuesday, urging Americans to carry on the principles he fought for during his presidency. “I did not seek the easiest course. By far, it was actually the most difficult,” Trump said as he reflected on his presidency. The president spoke for nearly 20 minutes in a pre-recorded video released on YouTube Tuesday afternoon prior to his departure from the White House on Wednesday morning. “I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism,” he continued. “I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices because that’s what you elected me to do.” Trump spoke about the nature of his presidency, describing himself as the first “true outsider” to get elected that believed that the United States government should work for its citizens first. “I fought for you. I fought for your family. I fought...
    DONALD Trump got the hump on his last full day in the White House yesterday — after he learned A-listers who snubbed his inauguration were turning out for Joe Biden’s. He was said to be furious the likes of Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Tom Hanks had agreed to be part of Mr Biden’s celebrations today. 5Donald Trump got the hump on his last full day in the White House today — after he learned A-listers who snubbed his inauguration were turning out for Joe Biden’sCredit: Reuters Four years ago, Mr Trump could only persuade US country singers Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood, plus rock groups 3 Doors Down and The Piano Guys, to be part of his inauguration. He was publicly rejected by Elton John and Moby, as well as British singers Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Church. Before him, Barack Obama had Beyonce, U2, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen....
    As Donald Trump heads out of the White House today with the jeers of opponents drowning out his final boasts about his toughness on China and avoidance of new wars, few people need much reminding of what he got wrong. While the man who loves to boast that he's the ultimate winner — 'We revitalised our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before', he claimed last night — is now being dismissed as one of the White House's biggest losers, the idea that he got anything right sounds almost like heresy. But The Donald did sometimes deliver. Granted, he was abrasive when his allies wanted him to be emollient and some of his key achievements could so easily have backfired badly, but Trump occasionally got results that might have eluded a more measured leader.  Which begs the question: might history remember...
    PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/CBS) – With President-Elect Joe Biden preparing to move into the White House, President Donald Trump is packing up for his permanent move to South Florida. Moving trucks were spotted outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on the Palm Beach barrier island on Monday. The stage is being set at Palm Beach International Airport, where the soon-to-be former president is expected to land Wednesday morning 11 a.m. before what is expected to be an enthusiastic crowd. Fran H., who was in Palm Beach Tuesday, said she hopes to attend the rally. “People here love him. You can see the enthusiasm. I like the way it’s been for the past four years,” she said. Annie Marie Delgado, the head of “Trump Team 2020,” also plans to be there. “It’s going to be massive, massive, there are going to be so many people that are going to come. They’re going to welcome...
    DONALD Trump has warned violence will "never be tolerated" in a farewell video speech - vowing "it's only the beginning" of the movement. The outgoing president made his final address at 4pm ET on Tuesday - before making way for the Joe Biden, who will be sworn into office. ⚠️ Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in 2Trump is set to address the nation at 4pmCredit: AP:Associated Press "This week, we inaugurate a new Administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous," Trump said. The president said the administration came with a "mission to make America great again". He added: "For all Americans. As OI conclude my terms as the 45th president of the United States, I stand here truly proud of what we have achieved, together." "We did what we came here to do...
    The White House released a sanitized list of 'Trump Administration Accomplishments' on the president's last full day in office – claiming credit for job gains before the coronavirus left millions unemployed. The president is also taking credit for millions of deaths avoided but not the 400,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths that happened on his watch. The White House pushed out its accomplishments list as the president leaves office with the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, with windows still smashed inside the Capitol from the MAGA riot this month. President Donald Trump is claiming credit for job gains before the coronavirus left millions unemployed, and touting a 'Phase One' trade agreement that ended a trade war with China The document hails an 'Unprecedented Economic Boom,' although the strong growth even in Trump's first three years was not without president. It begins with a major caveat: 'Before the China Virus invaded our shores,...
    President Donald Trump will brag in his farewell address that he began no new wars in his four years in the White House but made no mention of his successor Joe Biden taking office on Wednesday. In excerpts of his remarks released by the White House, Trump acknowledges a new administration coming to power but does not say Biden by name. 'This week, we inaugurate a new Administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous,' he will say.  And he vows to be a continued presence on the political stage, noting his 'movement' is 'only just beginning.' 'Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at Noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning,' he will say. His speech, which he video taped Monday at the White House, will be released at 4...
    President Trump will not grant clemency to Republican lawmakers said to have approached him seeking assistance over claims they participated in the Jan. 6 rally before the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Several Republican lawmakers reached out to Trump, but after meeting with advisers over the weekend, the president decided against it, two sources familiar with his plans told CNN. Attendees who spoke at the "Save America" event are concerned about their potential legal exposure, as are Republicans who showed up to the event, helped organize it, and assisted with fundraising. Trump's sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. spoke at the event, as did Kimberly Guilfoyle. One organizer of the "Stop the Steal" group, right-wing activist Ali Alexander, claimed in several video broadcasts leading up to the event that he was assisted by three Republican lawmakers, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks and Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar....
    After four turbulent and controversial years, Donald Trump carried out his last full day as president of the United States on Tuesday. South Florida / telemundo51 Trump has not been seen publicly since his trip to Texas a week ago, and he had no public events scheduled for his last day in charge of the country. A government source confirmed to NBC News that the president recorded a farewell video, although at the moment it is unknown what his message would be or when he would publish the recording. Despite previously saying that he would not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony, Trump aides have suggested to the outgoing president that he at least leave Biden a farewell letter in the Oval Office. Said letter as of noon Tuesday had not yet been written, according to sources who spoke to NBC News. Last week, advisers had suggested to...
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made it clear that he will move forward with the impeachment of President Donald Trump in a Tuesday speech, just one day before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. In a floor speech, Schumer called Trump’s presidency the most “chaotic and divisive president that can ever be remembered.” He also mentioned three issues he hopes the Senate will tackle in the coming weeks: “a second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the confirmation of president Biden’s cabinet and other key officials, and legislation to provide much needed, almost desperately needed COVID-relief. ” “We will conduct and complete a trial of Donald Trump for citing an insurrection against the United States,” Schumer said. “After what he has done, the consequences of which we were all witness to, Donald Trump should not be eligible to run for office ever again” “Let me be clear,” Schumer continued. “There will...
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly placed blame on President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was "fed lies" and that the president and others "provoked" those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden's election.McConnell's remarks as he opened the Senate were his most severe and public rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump. The Republican leader vowed a "safe and successful" inauguration of Biden on Wednesday at the Capitol, which is under extremely tight security."The mob was fed lies," McConnell said. "They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like."McConnell said after Biden's inauguration on the Capitol's West Front - what he noted former President George H.W. Bush has called "democracy's front porch" -...
    The outgoing president had warned: he will not attend the swearing in of his successor. But where the hell will he be? LLogically, the spotlight will be on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, this Wednesday in Washington, so as not to lose a crumb of their nomination. It was without counting the absence of the outgoing president who is just as much talking about her. However, he had warned in a tweet Friday, January 8, two days after the violence that shook the Capitol: no, he will not attend the nomination of the Democrat. He had nevertheless promised the day before a transition “without a hitch”. The absence of the Republican billionaire is rightly surprising: we have to go back to 1869 to find another president who refused to comply with the American tradition of handing over power.
    Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will not attend President Donald Trump farewell ceremony, joining other former aides in skipping the military-style event.  The retired Marine general, who has become a critic of the president since leaving the White House, revealed to CNN he wouldn't be at Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning because of other commitments.  In the wake of January 6th MAGA riot on Capitol Hill, Kelly said if he had been in the Cabinet he would have voted to use the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office.   Kelly is one of many former aides who won't be there to watch President Trump board Air Force One last time. There have been reports that organizers are struggling to fill the seats and offering each invitee the chance to bring five guests of their own.  Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will not attend...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump's approval rating is the lowest it has been to date in his final days in office. A survey published by Gallup saw the rating reach a record low after a collection of Americans were polled. 4The president's approval rating is the lowest recorded despite his Make America Great Again supportersCredit: AP:Associated Press What is Trump's approval rating? A mere 34 per cent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing as president in his last days as the head of state. President Trump's job approval was at 43 per cent as of October 22, a massive nine per cent dip since late last year. 4President Trump lost the presidential election to Joe BidenCredit: EPA What did the data from the survey say? Trump's 34 per cent approval rating is a point lower than his prior lowest rating which was recorded in 2017. Trump has held an...
    Actor and director Rob Reiner again slammed President Trump just days ahead of him leaving office, calling him a “lifetime criminal” who benefits from issuing pardons. “Donald Trump is a lifetime Criminal. He has broken Federal Law every day of his Presidency. So when he issues pardons, you just know he’s getting a cut of the action. A Criminal right to the very end,” Reiner tweeted Monday. Donald Trump is a lifetime Criminal. He has broken Federal Law every day of his Presidency. So when he issues pardons, you just know he’s getting a cut of the action. A Criminal right to the very end.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 18, 2021 The president is expected to issue about 100 pardons or commutations on his last full day in office on Tuesday, but they could be announced as late as Wednesday morning. Reiner has been an outspoken critic...
    It is a tradition in the United States for presidents who leave office to attend the inauguration of the one who will be the new president of the country. However, and as usual, Donald trump will be different from the others and just as he has already broken with other traditions, Trump will not come this Wednesday, January 20, at the oath of office of Joe biden in the Capitol in Washington DC Although Vice President Mike Pence will attend the event, the Republican tycoon has confirmed through his Twitter account, before it was suspended, that he would not attend the Democrat’s inauguration. The American newspaper ‘Washington Post’ has indicated that Donald Trump will travel in his private helicopter to his Mar-a-Lago golf club, in Florida, to spend his last moments as president and away from the hustle and bustle of the White House, where a party, away...
    Roy Blunt said Monday evening that there was a lot of damage done to the GOP's 'reputation' in the Capitol breach earlier this month, but the Republican senator did not specifically condemn Donald Trump allegedly inciting the attack. 'What happened here two weeks ago was one of the great stains on the history of the country, in my view. It was outrageous. It was totally unforgivable.' Blunt told Norah O'Donnell on 'CBS Evening News' on Monday. When asked about the potential of Trump using his last two days to pardon those involved in the storming of the Capitol two weeks ago, Blunt said: 'I think that'd be disastrous. I think what they did is unpardonable.' The Missouri senator is one of the two lawmakers put in charge of the inauguration – along with Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Blunt, although condemning the violent descent on the Capitol by around...
    (CNN)The first major thing I wrote about Donald Trump was wrong.The date was June 17, 2015. The headline was "Why no one should take Donald Trump seriously, in one very simple chart." And the argument was simple: Trump, who had officially entered the 2016 race the day before, was deeply unpopular among the Republican base, especially as considered against the rest of the GOP field. And therefore, had zero chance of being a factor in the race -- much less winning.Less than two months later, I was forced to admit I had it wrong. (The headline of that piece, published August 4, 2015 was "Boy, was I wrong about Donald Trump. Here's why.") Explaining what I had gotten wrong, I wrote:"Why did I miss Trump's appeal so badly? Simply put: I had NEVER EVER seen a reversal in how people perceive a candidate who is as well known as Trump...
    The president-elect already has plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day. President-elect Joe Biden has ambitious goals to quickly reverse his predecessor Donald Trump's harmful policies on the environment, once he's inaugurated on Jan. 20. It won't be easy. As climate change activists like Jared Leopold, who founded Evergreen Action, have noted, "Taking over the president from Donald Trump is like taking over the lease from a frat house: The cleanup task list is staggering." But Biden, who promised last summer to "reverse Trump’s rollbacks of 100 public health and environmental rules," seems largely unbothered by the job at hand.
    WASHINGTON -- A clemency list is expected to be handed down today by President Donald Trump including high-profile rappers and some white collar criminals, but the list is not expected to include the president himself.As his time in office comes to a close, the president is expected to release a list of 100 people he plans to grant clemency to.While we do not know yet who may be granted pardons or commutations, we do know some of the potential names are controversial.That list includes former speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, who is serving 12 years in prison for bribery.The list also includes an unlikely name, rapper Lil Wayne, who plead guilty to felony gun possession in November.RELATED: Lil Wayne meets with Donald Trump, appears to endorse him for 2020 electionEMBED More News Videos Biden returns to Iowa Friday as the Democratic nominee, while President Donald Trump...
    Washington (CNN)I had to email the Boy Scouts to find out if the President had invented a nonexistent phone call from the head of the organization. (He had.) I had to email a Babe Ruth museum to find out if the President had made a bunch of false claims about the baseball legend while awarding him a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. (He had.) I had to email some of Michigan's most prominent organizations to find out if the President had actually received a state "Man of the Year" award he kept claiming he once got. (Nope.) I fact checked every public word Donald Trump said or tweeted for just under four years. The job was unrelenting. The job was unrelentingly weird.Lots of politicians lie as a means to an end -- to wiggle out of a scandal or to inflate their policy accomplishments. Trump was willing to lie about...
    A year ago, I made a bold and, as it transpired, horrendously wrong prediction about the 2020 US Election. It wasn't quite as bad as the Decca Recording Company turning down the Beatles in 1961 because 'we don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out', but it wasn't far off. Last January, Donald Trump had just been feted at Davos for the purring US economy, his Impeachment trial over alleged Russian collusion was collapsing in his favour, he'd taken out the world's top two terror leaders in just four months (ISIS chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Iran's military commander, General Suleimani), and the Democrats were eating themselves alive. 'The President's laughing all the way back to the White House,' I wrote. 'The Democrats need a Hail Mary pass in November.' Well, they got one a lot earlier than that in the form of the coronavirus pandemic...
    Chief Justice John Roberts is eager to avoid presiding over Donald Trump's second impeachment trial – after he became a lightning rod during the first one. Just as the Senate is seeking to ascertain how it might proceed with an impeachment trial without blowing up the start of Joe Biden's term, the Supreme Court could face its own business being rearranged. The Constitution states that 'When the President of the United States is tried the Chief Justice shall preside.' But with the Senate having been in recess since the House voted to impeach, the trial will occur when Trump is no longer in office – potentially giving Roberts an out.   Supreme Court Justice John Roberts is not keen to preside over the historic second impeachment of Donald Trump 'He wants no further part of this,' a Capitol Hill source told Politico.  Roberts has spent his tenure seeking to avoid...
    Congressional leaders from both parties will join Joe Biden for mass on Wednesday morning in a show of bipartisan unity before he takes the oath of office. Republicans Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, along with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, will attend the Catholic service with Biden at St. Matthew’s church in downtown Washington D.C., about 10 blocks from the White House, Punchbowl News reported. It's part of Biden's plan to demonstrate his contrast to outgoing President Donald Trump from the start of his presidency. The mass will come shortly after Trump departs the White House for the last time. The outgoing president has eschewed the traditional trappings that come with a peaceful transfer of power. He did not host Biden at the White House for coffee after the election and will not greet him at front door ahead of the inauguration ceremony. Instead Trump will be at his Mar-a-Lago...
    President Donald Trump has the lowest job approval rating average than any other president just as he prepares to leave the White House, according to a new poll. Thirty-four percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing as president, which is his worst evaluation during his presidency, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. Trump’s average approval rating is 41%, the lowest average of any other president in Gallup polling history, according to the poll. The average for all presidents is 53%, according to Gallup. The poll was conducted between Jan. 4-15 among a random sample of 1,023 adults with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points. While his overall approval rate was low, 82% of Republicans polled said they approved of Trump’s job while only 4% of Democrats and 30% of independents said the same. Throughout his time in office, Trump averaged an 88% approval...
    CNN reports new details of President Donald Trump’s forgoing of the traditional handoff of the “nuclear football” — he’s taking the highly classified briefcase with him to Mar-a-Lago instead. “The most important briefcase in the world, carried by the military and never far from the President of the United States,” said CNN’s Barbara Starr, adding, “The case holds the highly classified equipment and authorities needed for our president to order the military to launch a nuclear weapon.” Because Trump is not attending the inauguration, where the briefcase is generally handed off to the incoming president, the military had to prepare a second briefcase. One will go to President-elect Joe Biden once he is sworn into office, while the other will be with Trump in Florida until he no longer has power. The nuclear codes that accompany the briefcase will essentially stop working the second Biden is sworn into office, rendering...
    Joe Exotic's camp is preparing for a possible pardon from President Donald Trump before he leaves office. 'This time tomorrow, we’re going to be celebrating,' Eric Love, a rep for the Oklahoma zookeeper, told Metro.co.uk Monday. 'We have good reason to believe it will come through. We’re confident enough we already have a limousine parked about half a mile from the prison.' Love said that Exotic's camp is 'really in action mode right now,' with a 'whole unit that will come up' with make-up and wardrobe people ready for Exotic, whose story was told in the hit Netflix doc Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness last year. The latest: A rep for Joe Exotic said the Tiger King star's lawyers have been in contact with officials from Washington D.C. in connection with a pardon for the reality star from outgoing President Donald Trump 'The first thing Joe wants to...
    (CNN)Donald Trump has always been fixated on writing his name into the history books, to ensure his four years as president aren't forgotten. Well, he's done it!Trump ends his term with the lowest average job approval rating -- 41% -- of any president in the last seven-plus decades, according to Gallup. That's four points worse than the next, uh, worst -- Harry Truman, who averaged a 45% job approval score throughout his time in office. Barack Obama averaged 47.9% job approval in his eight years, while George W. Bush averaged 49.4.There are other "firsts" for Trump in the Gallup data. Trump is the first president to never break 50% job approval in any single poll conducted by the organization over his term. (The final Gallup poll pegged Trump's job approval at a dismal 34%.) Trump is also the most polarizing president as measured by Gallup; the average gap between his...
    PRESIDENT Trump can still run again in 2024 despite losing in 2020 to Democrat Joe Biden. According to the 22nd Amendment, a president cannot be elected more than twice - but it doesn't specify whether those terms must be held consecutively. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 8Donald Trump could still run for presidency in 2024Credit: Reuters 8Trump supporters rioted in Capitol Hill on January 6 in an effort to intimidate Congress leaders as they certified the election resultsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Can Trump run for President in 2024? Constitutionally, Donald Trump can launch a second White House bid after losing in 2020 - his team has previously hinted that he could seek another term in 2024. He would not be the first president to attempt this. Grover Cleveland lost his re-election to Republican Benjamin Harrison in 1884 and four...
    Joe Biden will try to divert attention from President Donald Trump’s White House exit as the president-elect arrives in Washington D.C. Tuesday for a memorial honoring the American lives lost to coronavirus the night before his inauguration. The former vice president will participate in a send-off event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware before he and his wife Jill Biden depart for the nation’s capital. Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris will host a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Tuesday evening to honor the nearly 400,000 American lives lost to the pandemic. Tuesday’s events are an attempt to deflect from a potentially messy exit from the White House, as Trump will not participate in the usual pomp and circumstance of exchange of power – such as holding a private conversation with the incoming president, leaving a letter of advice or attending his replacement's inauguration. He also could...
    JOE Exotic’s lawyers are so confident Trump will pardon the Netflix superstar today that they have booked a limo to pick him up from jail.  But with just one day left as President of the United States, will Donald Trump free the Tiger King?  6Joe Exotic's legal team are so confident he will be pardoned they have hired a limo to take him away from prisonCredit: Splash News Will Donald Trump pardon Joe Exotic?  Donald Trump is expected to pardon over a hundred people today in his final day as President.  Speculation is rife over who the President will pardon in his final hours in office, with concerns the President could attempt to preemptively pardon his close family, or even himself.  One hopeful felon is Tiger King star Joe Exotic.  Currently caged for 22 years for plotting to kill big cat rival Carole Baskin, Joe Exotic is “praying” that he...
    Former Attorney General Bill Barr has said that Donald Trump's allegations of election fraud and his claims that the Presidency was 'stolen' from him 'precipitated' the DC riots, in his first TV interview since resigning. Barr was asked about Trump and his campaign's claims about the legitimacy of the election, and appeared to take a swipe at his former boss.    ITV News Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo asked Barr: 'Perhaps the debate about the integrity of the election was the final straw?' Barr replied: 'I think that was the thing that precipitated the riots on the Hill' He added: 'I think it's always important to remember most people are exercising their First Amendment rights but there is a substantial group obviously that went far beyond that and broke into the Capitol and tried to interfere with the proceedings and that's unacceptable.'  ITV News Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo...
    After four years of controversial mandate, Donald trump He will leave the White House tomorrow and will officially cease to be President of the United States. A mandate that has ended in an unusual way, with the controversy of the elections and the assault of some of its representatives to Capitol a few weeks ago. Trump plans to leave Washington DC before the arrival of his successor to the White House, so will not be present at his inauguration. Yes there will be Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, people who have previously led the Democratic party and in the case of Bush the Republican. Andrew Johnson in 1869 was the last American president who did not attend the inauguration of his successor. He vice president, Mike Pence, yes he will attend to the shot. The public conversation centers on the fear of the new government...
    LJoe Biden’s inauguration ceremony will be exceptional in more than one way: it will only attend a limited audience of guests and no public, due to the coronavirus pandemic. A field of over 190,000 flags has been planted on the Mall to represent this absent audience. Donald Trump will have already left the White House for his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. No Donald Trump A day of inauguration unlike any other in Washington: it is in a deserted capital, crisscrossed by the army, that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in and will become president and vice-president of the United States on Wednesday. When Joe Biden takes the oath, he will have left Washington, breaking the tradition of a peaceful and courteous transfer of power. The Republican billionaire will certainly already be in his club in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, when Joe Biden enters at noon (6 p.m....
    While Donald Trump, outgoing American president, decreed the reopening of the borders on January 26, the staff of Joe Biden, president-elect, for his part indicates a strengthening of measures on the sidelines of the fight against Covid-19. Jen Psaki speaks Donald trump has indicated that he will reopen his country’s border to travelers fromSchengen area, of United Kingdom, of the’Ireland and Brazil from January 26, reports Le Figaro. This date corresponds to the date when it will be mandatory to present a negative test to enter the United States. After this announcement, the team of Joe biden was quick to respond. Jen psaki, who is officially due to take office as spokesman for the new Democratic president on January 20, said that with the worsening pandemic, and more contagious variants emerging across the world, “Now is not the time to lift restrictions on international travel”. ...
    As the Unites States prepares to usher in Joe Biden as the 46th president, the current commander-in-chief has been spending some of his remaining time in office looking over a list of people to potentially pardon or commute their sentences.  Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, who has been working closely with a couple of activists with ties to the White House, is among those lobbying U.S. President Donald J. Trump before he becomes a civilian again. The trio are trying to have the sentence of Death Row Records co-founder Michael 'Harry-O' Harris commuted after spending more than three decades behind bars, according to The Daily Beast.  The Push: Snoop Dogg is lobbying to get President Donald J. Trump for a pardon or sentence commute for Death Row Records co-founder Michael 'Harry-O' Harris Harris, now 58, was convicted of attempted murder and kidnapping in 1988, and is currently being held...
    “Now is not the time to lift restrictions on international travel,” said Jen Psaki, on his Twitter account, who is officially due to take up his duties as spokesperson for new President Joe Biden on Wednesday. The tweets fell just minutes after the announcement of Donald Trump’s decision, justified by the introduction, on the same date, of an obligation to present a negative test for the coronavirus when entering the United States. . To slow the progression of the pandemic, Donald Trump closed the United States’ borders to the 26 countries of the Schengen area on March 11, 2020, then to the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 14th, before doing the same for Brazil on May 24. “On the advice of our medical team, the (future) government does not intend to lift these restrictions on January 26,” Jen Psaki wrote on Twitter. “Moreover,” she added, “we plan to...
    Joe Biden’s team even plans to strengthen the measures applied to international travel. Lreopening US borders to Europe and Brazil is not on the agenda, said future White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Monday, contradicting a previous announcement by President Donald Trump. “Now is not the time to lift restrictions on international travel,” said Jen Psaki, on his Twitter account, who is officially due to take up his duties as spokesperson for new President Joe Biden on Wednesday. President Donald Trump announced on Monday the next reopening of American borders to European nationals in the Schengen area, to the British, Irish and Brazilians as of January 26. This decision is linked to the establishment, on the same date, of an obligation to present a negative screening test for the coronavirus upon entering the United States, said the Head of State in a press release....
    Donald Trump Jr. speaks Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC, prior to the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Donald Trump Jr. has reportedly told associates that he isn't expecting a pardon from his father and doesn't think he needs one. President Donald Trump is expected to hand out at least a hundred pardons before the end of his term at noon on Wednesday, and for the past several months, pundits have questioned whether he'll put himself and family members on the list. Trump Jr. hasn't been charged with any crimes, but was under intense scrutiny during the Mueller investigation into his family's ties with Russia. More recently, Trump Jr. was linked to the "Save America" rally that is at the center of his father's second impeachment trial.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   In one of his final tasks as president,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we get closer to Inauguration Day, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Monday, Jan. 18FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack ahead of inaugurationU.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have gripped Washington following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters. And it underscores fears that some of...
    The FBI is investigating the 25,000 National Guard soldiers who are deployed to the Capitol. They fear that there are radicals among them who could provoke altercations at the investiture. Washington is in a State of Emergency and the security measures for Joe Biden’s inauguration are being very strict. Next Wednesday the Democrats will have all the political power of the United States. It will be the day of the inauguration of Joe Biden, a atypical investiture marked by the coronavirus and strict security measures. This will be the inauguration of Joe Biden: Early in the morning, around 8 a.m. Donald Trump will have a military farewell at the base of St Andrews. On the other hand, Joe Biden, at that same time will attend a religious service. It is planned that Donald Trump fly into Florida at around 11.00 in the morning, where it...
    More from: Nicole Gelinas De Blasios latest budget barely rises to level of whistling past graveyard Loree Sutton bringing needed sense on crime to the 2021 mayoral race $2,000 for everyone is foolish — better to target aid to those who need it Christmas memories: What I started to learn at 18 We need to save Manhattan retail to protect jobs for outer-borough dwellers President Trump will take his final ride from the White House Wednesday to settle into his Twitter-less Florida dotage. Most New Yorkers will say good riddance. But behind Gotham’s smug self-righteousness over its wayward scion, the city should remember: New York made Trump, and it made him exactly what he is.  If small misdemeanors beget high crimes, under the broken-windows theory of policing, New York could have policed Trump decades ago and avoided the national ignominy of two impeachments.  How did the future president come...
    President Donald Trump is still ranting that he won the election less than 48 hours before he leaves office, according to reporting from The New York Times.  He also called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a 'p***y' because McCarthy didn't keep the Republican caucus together.  Ten House Republicans voted with Democrats to impeach Trump for a second time last week.  President Donald Trump is still ranting that he won the 2020 presidential election, with under 48 hours to go of his term. He also called one of his top allies on Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a 'p***y because 10 of McCarthy's members voted for impeachment Trump didn't like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's floor speech Wednesday, which directed some of the blame for the Capitol riot on the president. Still, McCarthy objected to impeachment, but Trump doesn't seem to care   A moving truck was...
    Now former Attorney General Bill Barr told President Donald Trump in December that his widespread voter fraud claims were 'bulls**t' and the legal team he was assembling was 'clownish.'  Axios reported Monday on the fallout between Trump and Barr, who resigned from his perch at the Justice Department on December 23.  The relationship began to fray over the summer when the president wanted to use military force against Black Lives Matter demonstrators in cities like Portland, an inclination Barr pushed back on.  Attorney General Bill Barr told President Donald Trump that his widespread election fraud claims were 'bulls**t' and said Trump's team of lawyers were 'clownish'  Barr, according to Axios' reporting, thought Trump's ideas were too aggressive and likened their conversations to the movie 'Groundhog Day,' as the same arguments happened over and over again.  Trump would throw tantrums when Barr questioned what he would do with troops in...
    President Trump has declared January 22, 2021, National Sanctity of Human Life Day, calling for every human life — born and unborn — to be “protected, valued, and cherished.” “Every human life is a gift to the world,” Trump asserts in Monday’s presidential proclamation.“Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God.” The president also denounced the Supreme Court’s fateful 1973 decision that made abortion-on-demand the law of the land in a ruling that has cost 50 million American lives. “This month, we mark nearly 50 years since the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision,” Trump notes. “This constitutionally flawed ruling overturned State laws that banned abortion, and has resulted in the loss of more than 50 million innocent lives.” The pro-life movement is awakening America’s conscience and restoring “the belief that every life is worthy of...
    A massive blimp depicting President Donald Trump as an orange baby dressed in a diaper with a cellphone in one hand will be displayed at a London museum as part of its protest collection, numerous sources reported. “Trump Baby” reportedly first flew over London in 2018 during protests over Trump’s visit to the U.K., and has since been flown across the globe, in France, Argentina and multiple U.S. cities. The Museum of London announced ahead of Trump’s departure from the White House that it would be conserving the 20-foot-tall blimp as part of its protest collection, where artifacts from other historical activist movements — including the suffragette movement and climate-crisis activism — are also displayed, the Guardian reported. A giant balloon inflated by activists depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby is seen during a demonstration against Trump’s visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London on...
    President Donald Trump is expected to pardon rapper Lil Wayne in the closing days of his presidency.   Trump will leave the White House Wednesday morning and fly out of Washington before 8 a.m. after issuing around 100 pardons to white collar criminals, high-profile rappers and a jailed Florida eye doctor, according to reports.    Fox News reported Monday that Lil Wayne, who is facing prison time for a 2019 gun charge, would be on the list, while former aide Steve Bannon is 'TBD.'  Bannon was charged with defrauding Trump supporters who were donating money to help build the president's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.   Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is not expected to receive a pardon from Trump despite a hard push by Assange's supporters.   Assange faces 175 years in prison from charges including violating the Espionage Act.  President Donald Trump is expected to pardon around 100 people in his final days in office,...
    DONALD Trump is expected to pardon more than a hundred people on Tuesday during his last hours as President. Trump has issued dozens of pardons to politicians and law enforcement officials since he was voted into office in 2016. 20President Trump has pardoned dozens of felonsCredit: Alamy Live News What is a pardon in government? The pardon power comes from the US Constitution and is one of the broadest available to a president. The nation’s founders saw the pardon power as a way to show mercy and serve the public good. A presidential pardon allows a person to be relieved of some or all of the legal consequences of their criminal sentencing. 20Presidential pardoning was written into the US constitutionCredit: Alamy Live News Pardons are typically given to people who have been prosecuted and can cover conduct that has not yet resulted in legal proceedings. A pardon is not reviewable by...
    The outgoing president will therefore have to move from Washington. And we already know where he plans to live. It was to his residence in Florida, a luxury mansion, that the Trump family turned. Purchased in 1985, this residence, called Mar-a-Lago, has 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, 2 swimming pools, 5 tennis courts and a golf course. Donald Trump should settle there with his whole family from this Wednesday, January 20. He will therefore not be present in Washington to attend the swearing-in of Joe Biden. The real estate mogul will be the first president to refuse to attend the inauguration of his successor since 1869. Three outgoing presidents have done so: John Adams in 1801, John Quincy Adams in 1829 and Andrew Johnson in 1869.
    PAMELA Anderson has claimed Donald Trump will pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the final hours of his presidency in an interview with Piers Morgan. During their chat on Good Morning Britain, Anderson told Morgan that dropping charges against her friend Assange “could add a positive” to Trump’s legacy. 6Pamela Anderson says she thinks Trump will pardon Assange in his final moments as president 6She claims that as Trump is against fake news freeing Assange will add a positive to his legacy The ex-Baywatch star said: “I know that he is debating and we will see what happens… I hope he makes that decision. “That could add a positive to his legacy. “Obviously, he is against fake news and Wikileaks is against fake news.” But she also made it clear that even if Trump doesn't pardon him, they will attempt to speak to President-elect Joe Biden. Anderson added: "I believe...
    Joe Scarborough mocked Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for continuing to defend Donald Trump in the fallout of the insurrectionist mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol with the president’s incitement. Morning Joe kicked off the new week by airing footage of Graham from 2016, back when he used to say that Trump would be an “absolute disaster for the Republican Party” if they got behind him. Graham has been a staunch ally of Trump’s since those days, so the show juxtaposed that clip with his latest remarks that impeaching Trump for inciting insurrection “will be disastrous for this country and our party” if the GOP goes along with it. “So in 2016, Senator Graham said electing Donald Trump would destroy the Republican Party,” scoffed Mika Brzezinski. “Now he says convicting him would do the same.” Scarborough picked things up from there by noting that Graham rebuked the attempt to block Congress’...
    But Donald Trump does not intend to sit idly by on this last day. Indeed, the outgoing president would be about to grant a hundred presidential pardons. Among those targeted by this approach, we find in particular friends of Trump, members of his family, senior officials of the White House, former collaborators, famous rappers, and even … Donald Trump himself! This would not be a first for Trump since, a few weeks after his defeat, he had already granted pardon to several of his allies. According to Bloomberg, a list of around 100 names is currently circulating and was being reviewed by Trump’s senior advisers as well as the White House legal adviser’s office. First of all, there is a whole set of preventive pardons, which allow the persons targeted by this pardon not to be prosecuted in the event of a federal crime committed before the granting of...
              U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) this weekend confirmed what he said a lot of people already suspected about him. Cohen said, yes, he hates Donald Trump. Cohen said it not once but twice as he appeared on MSNBC. “I hate Donald Trump. He’s caused nearly 400,000 people to die of Coronavirus. He’s ruined my last 10 months. He has threatened my life at the Capitol,” Cohen said. “He has wreaked havoc and destruction on the building that I work in and love. He has destroyed the faith that people should have in the government and shown that he’s been a crook for four years, and I hate him.” Donald Trump is responsible for the riot and for every single one of the state Capitols having to defend themselves. He should pay for the cost of repairs and security. I’ve asked congressional leadership to...
    US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018 – Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP The public will not see President Donald Trump’s White House records for years, but there’s growing concern that the collection will not be complete, leaving a hole in the history of one of America’s most tumultuous presidencies. Mr Trump has been cavalier about the law requiring records to be preserved. He has a habit of ripping up documents before tossing them out, forcing White House staff to spend hours taping them back together. “They told him to stop doing it. He didn’t want to stop,” said Solomon Lartey, a former White House records analyst who spent hours taping documents back together well into 2018. The president also confiscated an interpreter’s notes after Mr Trump had a chat with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Mr Trump...
    High-profile lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who acted as part of Donald Trump’s legal defense amid the first impeachment trial, believes that the current push to impeach the president after his time in office is “plainly unconstitutional,” Breitbart reported. “If you can impeach anyone who is not a sitting president, there are no limits to the power of the Congress to try ordinary citizens,” he said during an interview on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures. “It’s plainly unconstitutional and the Senate should not proceed with this unconstitutional act.” Dershowitz warned that impeaching Trump post-presidency would have “horrendous” legal implications. Per Breitbart, the lawyer argued that the GOP lawmakers in the Senate do not have the jurisdiction to put Trump – who soon be an American citizen – on trial. Dershowitz warned that it would allow Congress to have unlimited power over ordinary citizens and suggested this purported expansion of power would have...
    In a recent article, the New York Times provides an insight into Twitter’s decision to ban President Donald Trump from its platform permanently. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, on vacation in French Polynesia, approved the decision under intense pressure from the company’s extreme leftist executives. Employees reportedly compared the platform allowing Trump to tweet to IBM collaborating with the Nazis. In an article titled “Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump,” the New York Times outlines the events leading up to Twitter’s decision to permanently suspend President Trump from the platform. According to the NYT, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was relaxing on a private island in French Polynesia when he received a phone call on January 6 from Twitter’s top lawyer and safety expert Vijaya Gadde, the notorious leftist who previously appeared alongside Dorsey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Gadde informed Dorsey that Twitter had suspended President Trump’s account temporarily to prevent him from posting...
    A Sunday report from The New York Times spotlights an alleged pay-for-pardon scheme in Donald Trump’s White House. According to the publication, Trump and his allies have collected at least tens of thousands of dollars from wealthy associates and felons who are seeking pardons. According to the more than three dozen lawyers and lobbyists interviewed by the publication, Trump’s pardoning increased after the president realized there is no path for him to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Among the people seeking pardons are Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, a Manhattan socialite involved in a fraud scheme, and the son of a former Arkansas senator. “Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer John M. Dowd has marketed himself to convicted felons as someone who could secure pardons because of his close relationship with the president, accepting tens of thousands of dollars from a wealthy felon and advising him and other potential...
    Former lead strategist for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign James Carville said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Weekends” that President Donald Trump was a “career criminal.” Carville said, “The suggestion that President-elect Biden pardons Donald Trump I would leave the Democratic Party and so would tens of millions of other people if there’s no accountability here. Look, when he becomes president, he’s got to put his agenda out and has to work on that, but the other people, we’ve got to light some lights here. No any hint of Trump being pardoned would be a catastrophe of the first order.” He continued, “What needs to be done, the Fulton County D.A., the Manhattan D.A., the New York State attorney general, other people who are interested in accountability and hopefully, and I hope that the new attorney general is going deal with Title 18 of the United States Code and make sure there are...
    The lawmaker who will lead the second trial against President Donald Trump on Sunday called Trump’s incitement to storm the Capitol “the worst crime ever committed” by a US president. Miami World / AP Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin did not specify when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send the accusation charge to the Senate, but said “it will most likely be soon.” The House of Representatives last Wednesday approved the trial against Trump after the violent assault on the headquarters of the legislature by fanatic supporters of the president. Minutes before the assault, Trump had given a speech to the militants exhorting them to “fight everything” against the legislators who were gathered inside to certify the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential elections. “We are going to be able to tell the story of this attack against the United States and all the events that led to it,” said...
    Alec Baldwin took a somewhat alarming jab at Donald Trump over the weekend.  The actor, who is one of the president’s most outspoken critics in Hollywood, took to Twitter to reveal that he had a dream that Trump was on trial for sedition and implied that a noose was waiting for him outside the courthouse.  "I had a dream Trump was on trial for sedition. And outside the courthouse, a noose was hung from a makeshift scaffold," he wrote. "The noose was made of recycled COVID masks." The actor was likely referencing the riot that took place at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, which saw hundreds of pro-Trump protesters breach the security of the building while the Senate was voting to certify Joe Biden’s win in the electoral college. A makeshift gallows with noose was erected outside the Capitol at the time.  ALEC BALDWIN REMAINS 'SUPPORTIVE' OF WIFE HILARIA...
    After more than 1,400 days of Donald Trump’s presidency — after two bitter elections, two impeachments, more than 26,000 presidential tweets and four years of near-constant upheaval — it is left to American voters to tally it all up. Where they are. How they got here. Regrets and rage, trepidation and hope. The Associated Press talked with Americans of all political stripes and asked them to assess this astonishing moment in their country’s history. They do not necessarily fall into neat categories: There are two Air Force veterans, one a Black investor who admires Trump, the other a white retired major who bemoans what has become of the Republican party. While some expressed confidence that the days ahead will find their country in a better place, others said they were fearful of the future, whether because of the violence displayed at the Capitol in recent days or because of concerns...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth caught up with Donald Trump after years of giving chase. The twice-impeached president painted a fantasy world in office, starring himself. In this world, he did things bigger, better, more boldly than all who came before him while facing enemies more pernicious than any in creation. Trump routinely said things that were not only wrong, but the precise opposite of right. He said them over and over, no less so when the deceptions were exposed. We’re rounding the corner on the virus, he said repeatedly, when the obvious reality was that the most lethal stage of the pandemic was just picking up. On the cusp of this danger, he spread the suspicion that masks make you more vulnerable to COVID-19, not less. Then came his election defeat and a menacing twist in his life history of assaulting the facts. That’s when Trump, primed...
    A topic worthy of debate came when the enormous power of social networks in the world became evident, not only in terms of entertainment, but in the election of a President. However, it was not possible to fully assess how much they could do Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube, until the Chief Executive of the world power that represents the United States, Donald trump, could be vetoed in a second for its publications. In addition to this, the case of Trump is peculiar, it also made evident the convening power of the platforms, when he gathered his followers near the Capitol on the day that Congress would ratify the victory of Joe Biden as the new President of the United States. . Shortly after, his publications pointing to fraud and defending the sovereignty of the country, allegedly were the incentive for Protestant hordes to enter the Capitol and do...
    Michael Lindell visited the president on Saturday – EPA Donald Trump had a bizarre visit in his final days at the White House from a businessman known as the “My Pillow Guy”. Michael Lindell was photographed just before he went in to see the president in the West Wing. He was carrying a set of notes which included references to “martial law” and advocating appointing someone loyal to Mr Trump to head the CIA. Mr Lindell is chief executive of a company called My Pillow. He is a Republican donor and has been a loyal supporter of the president. He is also a familiar face on US television screens, appearing in adverts for his own product. On Thursday he wrote on Facebook: “We will have our president Donald Trump 4 more years!” His notes when he visited the White House were only partially visible but included the phrase “martial...