A Senate committee report released Thursday detailed new instances where former President Donald Trump and his allies sought to use the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 election. The report offers the most comprehensive look to date at both new and previously reported details of Trump’s maneuvering in advance of the Jan. 6 insurrection to manufacture doubts about his loss to Joe Biden.
President Trump is facing a historic second impeachment after Democrats in the House of Representatives formally charged him with one count of “incitement of insurrection” over the Capitol Hill riot. Earlier, ABC News said it had obtained an internal FBI bulletin which detailed plans for “armed protests” and calls for the “storming” of state, local and federal courthouses and buildings across the country if Trump was removed from power before then.
In a video released one day after rioters stormed the US Capitol, President Donald Trump condemned their actions and acknowledged for the first time that the Biden administration will take over on January 20th, promising a “smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power”. A US Capitol police officer has died from injuries sustained in the attack as top Democrats have called for the president to be removed for “inciting” the riot.
World leaders expressed their shock as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building where Congress meets in an attempt to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election won by Joe Biden. Iran’s president said it proved the weakness of Western democracy while officials in China and Russia compared the storming to protests in Hong Kong and Ukraine.
Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta where Martin Luther King once preached, has won one of the two runoff elections for the US Senate in Georgia, putting the Democrats within striking distance of taking control of the upper chamber. The result puts the Democrats just one seat away from gaining control of the Senate.
Joe Biden urged Georgia voters to surprise the nation once again by sending two Democrats to the US Senate, on the eve of a pair of critical runoff elections that will determine the balance of power in Washington and the scope of the president-elect’s ambitious legislative agenda. Meanwhile, Trump, who spoke hours later at a rival rally for the Republican candidates in Dalton, Georgia, continued to deny that he lost the presidential election.
In an hour-long phone call on Saturday, President Trump pressed Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory there in the election the president refuses to concede. The Washington Post obtained a tape of the “extraordinary” conversation, which Trump acknowledged on Twitter. Trump did not win Georgia, which went Democratic for the first time since 1992.
President Donald Trump has fired the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election and pushed back on the president’s claims of voter fraud. Trump fired Christopher Krebs in a tweet on Tuesday, saying Krebs “has been terminated” and that his recent statement defending the security of the election was “highly inaccurate”.
Joe Biden has cemented his position as front-runner in the Democratic race to take on President Donald Trump in November’s White House election. The former vice-president won Michigan, the biggest prize of primary voting on Tuesday, extending his lead over main rival Senator Bernie Sanders. Five other states – Washington, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho and North Dakota – voted on Tuesday.
The results of Alabama’s special Senate election were certified by officials, Thursday, naming Democrat Doug Jones the winner, despite a last-minute voter fraud lawsuit filed by Republican Roy Moore. Moore, who faced sexual misconduct allegations during the Senate race, said he will not concede the election even though it has been certified.