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With Trump hinting afterward at a possible political future, even as other Republicans said it was time to move on, the stark divide facing the party was on full view.(AP)

Republican voters’ post-riot departure helps Trump loyalists cement grip

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:44 PM IST
  • The remaining Republicans are likely to be those most loyal to Trump -- which could help Trump-backed candidates get elected in primaries that often are decided by just a few votes.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)

As a private citizen impeachment isn't the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 10:14 AM IST
  • The insurrection at the Capitol, in which five people died, is just one of the legal cases shadowing Trump in the months after he was voted out of office. He also faces legal exposure in Georgia over an alleged pressure campaign on state election officials and in Manhattan.
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Donald Trump’s lawyers argued that the impeachment was a politically motivated attempt to remove him as a challenger to Democratic power rather than a remedy for wrongdoing.(Reuters File Photo )
Donald Trump’s lawyers argued that the impeachment was a politically motivated attempt to remove him as a challenger to Democratic power rather than a remedy for wrongdoing.(Reuters File Photo )

Democrats use new video to tie Donald Trump to riot in impeachment case

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 10:00 PM IST
  • Democrats will be showing previously unreleased video footage from Capitol security cameras. Trump’s lawyers have said the he didn’t incite the riot and Democrats are using selectively edited footage, ignoring that he told his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
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Former US President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally in Washington. (Reuters File Photo )
Former US President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally in Washington. (Reuters File Photo )

Donald Trump's impeachment trial to open with debate on constitutionality

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 10:55 PM IST
  • Scheduled to begin Tuesday, the proceedings are expected to diverge from the lengthy, complicated trial that resulted in Trump's acquittal a year ago. Under the terms being negotiated, it would launch first with a debate over its constitutionality, a key argument of the former president's defence.
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Donald Trump's second impeachment trial is opening with er US President a sense of urgency — by Democrats who want to hold him accountable for the violent Capitol siege and Republicans who want it over as quickly as possible.(Reuters)
Donald Trump's second impeachment trial is opening with er US President a sense of urgency — by Democrats who want to hold him accountable for the violent Capitol siege and Republicans who want it over as quickly as possible.(Reuters)

Donald Trump's lawyers blast impeachment trial as 'political theater'

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 10:03 PM IST
  • Donald Trump's legal team suggests that he was simply exercising his First Amendment rights when he disputed the election results, arguing that he explicitly encouraged his supporters to have a peaceful protest and therefore cannot be responsible for the actions of the rioters.
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A former senator himself, Biden has avoided saying whether he thinks the Senate should convict Trump(REUTERS)
A former senator himself, Biden has avoided saying whether he thinks the Senate should convict Trump(REUTERS)

Bidens bring an unexpected piece of furniture to White House

AP, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 04:46 PM IST
  • Upstairs in the family residence, the bed is set for the president's youngest grandchild, Beau Biden Jr. The baby was born last year to Biden's only surviving son, Hunter Biden, brother of Beau Biden, the president's other son, who died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders strengthening access to affordable healthcare at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders strengthening access to affordable healthcare at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)

Joe Biden tries to show US as democracy beacon post-Capitol riot

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 03:57 PM IST
  • Joe Biden seeks to fulfil a campaign pledge to dramatically reposition the US as a global leader following four years of a Trump foreign policy driven by an “America First” mantra. A policy marked by the frequent disparagement of democratic allies and the occasional embrace of authoritarian leaders.
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A now-shuttered Jolly Roger Bar and Grill brought the FBI and other investigators to Woodstock, Ohio, around 40 miles northwest of Columbus (AP Photo/Farnoush Amiri)(AP)
A now-shuttered Jolly Roger Bar and Grill brought the FBI and other investigators to Woodstock, Ohio, around 40 miles northwest of Columbus (AP Photo/Farnoush Amiri)(AP)

'Just shocked': A town reckons with charges in Capitol riot

AP, Ohio
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 08:13 PM IST
  • It is here, federal authorities allege, that Army veteran Jessica Watkins tended bar and recruited members for a local militia group that she founded in 2019 and affiliated it with the Oath Keepers — an extremist, militaristic group believed to have thousands of members nationally.
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Antonio Guterres was responding to a question on whether Twitter made the right move in closing down the account of former US President Donald Trump.(AP file photo)
Antonio Guterres was responding to a question on whether Twitter made the right move in closing down the account of former US President Donald Trump.(AP file photo)

Worried about power of social media companies: UN chief

PTI, United Nations
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 04:42 PM IST
  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressing a press conference on Thursday following his informal briefing to the UN member states on ‘Priorities for 2021’, said he does not think “we can live in a world where too much power is given to a reduced number of companies".
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But even with the help from the rioters themselves, investigators must still work rigorously to link the images to the vandalism and suspects to the acts on January 6
But even with the help from the rioters themselves, investigators must still work rigorously to link the images to the vandalism and suspects to the acts on January 6

'This is me': Rioters flaunt involvement in Capitol siege on social media

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:58 PM IST
'Their total lack of concern over getting caught and their friends' willingness to turn them in has helped authorities charge about 150 people as of Monday with federal crimes. In dozens of cases, Trump supporters downright flaunted their activity on social media on the day of the insurrection.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)

Lawmakers face fire for role in riot

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:39 AM IST
Democrats have alleged that rioters were given advance tours of the US Capitol ahead of the attack by some Republicans. How else, they have argued, could the rioters know their way around, reaching office rooms deep inside the building.
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Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Donald Trump called his remarks at the rally “totally appropriate,” rejecting any blame for the attack(AP)
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Donald Trump called his remarks at the rally “totally appropriate,” rejecting any blame for the attack(AP)

Trump may be shielded from riot charges by a previous Supreme Court ruling

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:36 PM IST
To make the case that Donald Trump incited the riot, prosecutors would have to show that he intended to provoke violence, but his words are vague enough that it’s possible to argue that he was simply urging his supporters to peacefully protest outside the Capitol.
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Mike Pompeo predicted that Trump’s legacy will not be defined by the deadly riots at the US Capitol incited by the president in a bid to overturn his loss in the November election(REUTERS)
Mike Pompeo predicted that Trump’s legacy will not be defined by the deadly riots at the US Capitol incited by the president in a bid to overturn his loss in the November election(REUTERS)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump's legacy stronger than riots

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:51 PM IST
“History will reflect on the good work that this president and our administration has done,” Mike Pompeo said Tuesday in an interview. “Those actions, the actual things that happened, will be reflected in a way that shows there was good work done on behalf of the American people.”
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Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City told the crowd of Trump supporters who had gathered in Washington DC “Let’s have trial by combat.”(REUTERS)
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City told the crowd of Trump supporters who had gathered in Washington DC “Let’s have trial by combat.”(REUTERS)

Bar association seeks Rudy Giuliani's ban over 'combat' remarks

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:02 PM IST
The bar association said in a statement that Rudy Giuliani’s words “quite clearly were intended to encourage Trump supporters unhappy with the election’s outcome to take matters into their own hands.", adding that it has opened an inquiry into whether Giuliani should remain a member.
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The banking industry has traditionally been among the biggest backers of US politicians, and lenders were some of the top beneficiaries of tax breaks championed by Republicans and President Donald Trump’s administration(REUTERS)
The banking industry has traditionally been among the biggest backers of US politicians, and lenders were some of the top beneficiaries of tax breaks championed by Republicans and President Donald Trump’s administration(REUTERS)

Wall Street cuts campaign spending to condemn US politicians

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 08:22 PM IST
Goldman Sachs will probably curtail donations to leaders who tried to block the election result, and Morgan Stanley similarly pausing its contributions to members of Congress who withheld certifying Biden’s win. Following in their footsteps are JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup Inc.
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Captain Emily Rainey made headlines back in May after she posted a video online of her pulling down caution tape at a playground that was closed under North Carolina’s Covid-19 restrictions(AP)
Captain Emily Rainey made headlines back in May after she posted a video online of her pulling down caution tape at a playground that was closed under North Carolina’s Covid-19 restrictions(AP)

US Army investigating officer who led group to Washington rally

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Captain Emily Rainey, a psychological operations officer, said she led 100 members of Moore County Citizens for Freedom, which describes itself online as a nonpartisan network promoting conservative values, to Washington to “stand against election fraud” and support Trump.
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Melania Trump nodded to the fact that she will be leaving her role in the coming days(REUTERS)
Melania Trump nodded to the fact that she will be leaving her role in the coming days(REUTERS)

Melania Trump ‘Disappointed’ by Capitol Riot, laments deaths

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:05 PM IST
“Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable,” First lady Melania Trump said in a statement released by the White House. Trump lamented the deaths and said she prayed for their families.
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he announces members of economics and jobs team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque(REUTERS)
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he announces members of economics and jobs team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque(REUTERS)

Washington mayor asks for increased security around Joe Biden's inauguration

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Describing last week's assault as an "unprecedented terrorist attack", Mayor Muriel Bowser said that Biden's inauguration on January 20 will require a "different approach" compared to past inaugurations.
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"The shocking images of Mr. Barnett with his boots up on a desk in the speaker of the House’s office on Wednesday was repulsive,” Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement(HT_PRINT)
"The shocking images of Mr. Barnett with his boots up on a desk in the speaker of the House’s office on Wednesday was repulsive,” Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement(HT_PRINT)

Man who sat at Nancy Pelosi aide's desk during Capitol riots faces charges

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 10:03 PM IST
The Justice Department on Friday released details on 13 defendants who were charged for their roles in connection with the Capitol riots. They included Richard Barnett, the Gravette, Arkansas, man who was photographed sitting at Pelosi's desk and is also known as Bigo.
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Nancy Pelosi stated in the letter that lawmakers have taken an oath of office to defend democracy(REUTERS)
Nancy Pelosi stated in the letter that lawmakers have taken an oath of office to defend democracy(REUTERS)

Nancy Pelosi urges Democrats to return to DC amid Trump's impeachment calls

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:27 PM IST
In a "Dear Colleague" letter sent to Democratic members on Saturday, Pelosi wrote: "We will be proceeding with meetings with Members and Constitutional experts and others. I continue to welcome your comments. I urge you to be prepared to return to Washington this week."
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In Seattle, Washington, a riot was declared after thousands of protesters battled with police: throwing rocks, bottles, fireworks and other explosives.(Reuters)
In Seattle, Washington, a riot was declared after thousands of protesters battled with police: throwing rocks, bottles, fireworks and other explosives.(Reuters)

Portland, Seattle declare riots as US cities see violent weekend

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Thousands of demonstrators marched in groups around Portland, Oregon, some yelling “Feds go home!” in response to the Trump administration’s decision to send federal agents there in late June.
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