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US President Biden decries Trump backers' 'dagger at throat' of democracy

Biden’s criticism was blistering of the defeated president whom he blamed for the attack that has fundamentally changed Congress and the nation, and raised global concerns about the future of American democracy.

US President Joe Biden. (Bloomberg)
US President Joe Biden. (Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 08:38 PM IST
AP |

A year after Capitol riot, Americans fear for their democracy: Polls

The January 6 attack on the seat of Congress, led by supporters of Donald Trump, was "a harbinger of increasing political violence," and American democracy "is threatened," according to two-thirds of those surveyed for a CBS News poll.

A mob of supporters of former US President Donald Trump storm the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6, 2021. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)
A mob of supporters of former US President Donald Trump storm the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6, 2021. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 06:37 AM IST
AFP |

Mark Meadows, former Trump aide, held in contempt for defying Capitol riot probe

The rebuke from the House of Representatives moves the ultra-conservative ex-congressman a step closer to becoming the first White House chief of staff to be prosecuted after leaving the post since H.R. Haldeman in the Watergate scandal nearly 50 years ago.

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks on a phone on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Oct. 30, 2020. (File Photo / AP)
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks on a phone on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Oct. 30, 2020. (File Photo / AP)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 10:02 AM IST
AFP |

Sparse attendance at rally in support of US Capitol rioters

Police who were caught on the back foot by the deadly riot on Capitol Hill took no chances this time: they used a security fence around the Capitol complex, police in riot gear and rows of armored trucks to keep the peace.

Organizers of the
Organizers of the "Justice for J6" rally -- who said they wanted to draw attention to those held over the riot who did not commit violent offenses -- had received a permit for 700 people to gather near the Capitol's reflecting pool, but far fewer showed up.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 19, 2021 05:04 AM IST
AFP |

Laptop stolen from Pelosi's office during storming of US Capitol, says aide

Drew Hammill, an aide to Democrat Pelosi, said on Twitter that the laptop belonged to a conference room and was used for presentations.

A supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protest inside the US Capitol in Washington,(AFP)
A supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protest inside the US Capitol in Washington,(AFP)
Published on Jan 09, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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