Trump's Disgraceful Endgame
President Trump said the other day that he’d leave office if he loses the vote of the Electoral College on December 14. This is not the kind of assurance presidents of the United States typically need to make, but it was noteworthy given Trump’s disgraceful conduct since losing his bid for reelection to Joe Biden on November 3.
‘Million Maga March’ Ends In Stabbing, Arrests After Trump Supporters And Counter Protesters Brawl
Violence erupted in Washington, D.C., late Saturday night as attendees of the ‘Million Maga March,’ which brought thousands of President Trump’s supporters to the nation’s capital to protest the results of the 2020 election, clashed with counter protesters.
Democrats accuse GSA administrator of risking lives with Biden transition delay
Democrats on Wednesday accused U.S. General Services Administrator Emily Murphy of putting lives at risk by delaying the presidential transition process following Joseph R. Biden’s apparent victory. California Reps. Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell each called out Ms. Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, and urged her to acknowledge that Mr. Biden defeated President Trump.
A Rusty Giuliani Returns to the Courtroom on Trump's Behalf
The former federal prosecutor and New York City mayor, who has taken over Trump's efforts to cast doubt on the election results, entered a courthouse Tuesday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with a few dozen Trump supporters cheering him from across the street. Over the next several hours, he fiddled with his Twitter account, forgot which judge he was talking to and threw around unsupported accusations about a nationwide conspiracy by Democrats to steal the election.
How Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing Coronavirus Media Sensation
Her evolution was the product of a collaboration between two separate but increasingly allied groups that peddle misinformation: a small but active corner of the Chinese diaspora and the highly influential far right in the United States.
Biden transition OK’d to start as Trump runs out of options
The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. Trump relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud.
CNN Fact-Checker Spells Out The Stark Truth Of Donald Trump’s Post-Election Lies
The truth of the matter is that President Donald Trump has taken his lying to the next level since his 2020 election defeat, CNN’s fact-checking reporter Daniel Dale said on Wednesday. “Basically nothing the president is saying is true,” tweeted Dale. “People say ‘what else is new,’ but this is a new lying level even for him,” Dale continued. “He’s barely even bothering to sprinkle in some accurate and arguable claims.”
Giuliani presses Trump election challenge case in fiery news conference with legal team
President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani aggressively made the case on Thursday for the Trump campaign's legal challenge of the 2020 election results, alleging in a fiery news conference that there was a "centralized" plan to carry out voter fraud around the country.
Jimmy Kimmel: Trump's 'minions are working hard right now to poison the well'
The national embarrassment Jimmy Kimmel has termed “Squattergate” – Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election and facilitate the transition of power – sputtered along on Tuesday evening, the day before the deadline for the Trump campaign to request a recount in Wisconsin. The recount for a state Biden won by over 20,000 votes would cost the Trump campaign $8m, “which is why he’s asking his supporters for $16m – a little walking around money on the side,” Kimmel joked. “The only way Wisconsin is getting $8m from Donald Trump is if it has sex with him 63 times.”
Trump campaign drops Michigan ballot lawsuit — president called GOP county election officials
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on Thursday dropped an election-related lawsuit in Michigan, the latest development in the multi-state effort to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s projected electoral victory.
As pandemic surges, Trump White House calls Thanksgiving restrictions 'Orwellian'
The Trump White House on Wednesday tried to make Thanksgiving a new political flashpoint, calling new restrictions recommended by health experts and governors "Orwellian." As COVID-19 spikes dramatically across the country and Americans struggle to decide how many family members should gather, or whether to do so at all, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said leaving it to individuals how to deal with the virus was "the American way."
How To Handle Political Conversations This Thanksgiving, According To Teens In Quarantine
We’re eight months into a pandemic, and still, a lot of people don’t think it’s real. The sitting president is likely planning a coup against the president-elect. The state has been escalating violence against its own citizens, primarily Black people. So if you do join your family for Thanksgiving, you’ll have plenty to talk about. But this holiday season won’t be of the Hallmark movie variety. This is more like a Blumhouse Productions holiday special about talking politics with family.
Michigan certifies Biden win; a setback for Trump challenge
Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state, another setback for President Donald Trump in his futile effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal challenges and unsupported claims of fraud.
Biden introduces top national security team
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke Tuesday at an event introducing the incoming administration's top national security officials, where he told the story of his stepfather being the only one of 900 children at his school in Poland to survive the Holocaust.
Half of Republicans Believe President Trump Won Election, Poll Finds
ABOUT HALF OF Republicans believe that President Donald Trump "rightfully won" the 2020 election, but that it was stolen from him by voter fraud favoring his opponent, Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found that 52% of Republicans believe that Trump won the election, compared to just 29% who believe Biden won and more than two-thirds of Republicans, 68%, were concerned about "rigged" vote counting processes that favored Biden.
Lindsey Graham: Calls for Trump ally to resign over Georgia phone call
Calls have been made for Donald Trump ally Lindsey Graham to resign over his controversial Georgia ballots phone call. Pressure has mounted on Senator Graham after an official corroborated the call in which he asked the state’s secretary of state about the possibility of throwing out legal ballots.
How brunch became political
On the night of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told her millions of Instagram followers that even if Democratic nominee Biden were to win the presidency, as he eventually did, some things were going to have to change. “I’m sorry, you’re not going back to brunch,” she said. “We’re not going back to brunch.”
Fauci says he has not talked to Biden: He doesn't want to 'put me in a compromised position'
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said Wednesday that he has not spoken with President-elect Joe Biden since he was projected the winner of the election, speculating the former vice president does not want to put him in a “compromised position” with respect to President Trump. "I have not been formally told that anything is forbidden," Fauci told USA Today's Editorial Board with regard to communications with the Biden team. “But it's quite obvious that this is a very sensitive period. I don't want to get into that.
Trump courts Michigan GOP leaders in bid to overturn election he lost
President Donald Trump has invited Republican state lawmakers from Michigan to the White House on Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the President and his legal team are mounting an effort to overturn the results of the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump's legal adviser Jenna Ellis in 2016 called him an 'idiot' and said his supporters didn't care about 'facts or logic'
Ellis, an attorney and former law professor from Colorado, repeatedly slammed then-candidate Trump as an "idiot," who was "boorish and arrogant," and a "bully" whose words could not be trusted as factually accurate. She called comments he made about women "disgusting," and suggested he was not a "real Christian."
Disturbing new details in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
There is new and disturbing information in the alleged militia plot against the governor of Michigan. The 14 men charged had far more violent plans than just a kidnapping, according to federal and state authorities. New filings claim there was a Plan B the militiamen had drawn up, that involved a takeover of the Michigan capitol building by 200 combatants who would stage a week-long series of televised executions of public officials. And, according to government documents now on file in lower Michigan court, there was also a Plan C -- burning down the state house, leaving no survivors.
Current and former Trump officials quietly reach out to Biden team
A handful of current Trump administration officials, as well as some political appointees who left in recent months, have quietly started to reach out to members of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, according to people briefed on the matter.
AOC and Ilhan Omar want to block Biden’s former chief of staff
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a "deficit hawk” and criticizing his past support for Social Security and Medicare cuts.
The end of the Trump White House is *exactly* as bad as we thought it would be
The end of Donald Trump's time in the White House was always going to be ugly. Just how ugly is now coming into clearer focus. The removal of Chris Krebs, the director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, on Tuesday night is the newest abomination of how a government and a president should work. While it's impossible to say it's the worst or most damaging thing Trump has done while in office -- they all run together after a while -- what can be said is that what the President did on Tuesday night runs directly counter to the healthy functioning of a democracy. Why? Because Krebs was fired for telling the truth.
Josh Hawley, who owns a house in Virginia, uses sister’s home as Missouri address
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley has frequently railed against “coastal elites” in speeches. Last year, he sponsored legislation that would relocate thousands of federal workers from Washington to economically distressed areas in the heartland. But a review of property records shows that the first-term Republican is no longer a Missouri homeowner and that he is registered to vote at his sister’s home in Ozark, Missouri, while he is in-between homes in the state. Hawley owns a $1.3 million house in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., where he spends most of his time with his wife, Erin Hawley, and their three children. Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article247260219.html#storylink=cpy
The Trump Admin Prepares for Their Nonexistent Second Term
The White House continues on as if the election didn’t happen, Donald Trump hasn’t been seen in public since the race was called, and with the Trump campaign’s lawsuits being thrown out around the country, Republicans turn to the public to find evidence of voter fraud. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #Trump
QAnon: Are conspiracy theories becoming a deadly threat?
QAnon adherents distrust to the state and its elites. Some believers in the QAnon deep state conspiracy even call for violence. How real is the threat? Our guests: Theresa Locker (Vice), Felix Huesmann (freelance journalist), Jochen Roose (sociologist)
Georgia secretary of state and wife receive death threats amid election recount
Georgia’s secretary of state has reportedly received death threats along with his wife as the state conducts a recount of the presidential election, amid pressure from his fellow Republicans to find ways to exclude ballots. Brad Raffensperger’s wife was sent several threatening text messages after he announced the state would conduct a hand recount of the presidential race, as President Donald Trump and some Georgia Republicans promoted unfounded claims of voting irregularities and mismanagement. One message sent to Mr Raffensperger’s wife read: “Your husband deserves to face a firing squad.”
In Germany, QAnon and racism are fueling the far right. Sound familiar?
Conspiracy theories and racism aren't just coloring U.S. politics. In Germany, they've moved from the fringe to a political platform. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has found the way. Producer Parjanya Christian Holtz travels across Germany to see how QAnon and anti-immigration sentiments are energizing what has become the biggest opposition party in parliament.
A technocrat with a lengthy career
As the only obstacle between President-elect Joe Biden and the formal start of the presidential transition, General Services Administrator Emily Murphy is struggling with the weight of the presidential election being dropped on her shoulders, feeling like she's been put in a no-win situation, according to people who have spoken to her recently.
Trump's transition sabotage: What a lame duck president could do before he exits the White House
In the final days of Trump's presidency, American are wondering what President Trump can do between now and Inauguration Day. Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 presidential election has been accompanied by administrative shakeups and heightened rhetoric. After the abrupt firing of Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity director Chris Krebs on Monday night, President Trump ramped up his messaging on unsubstantiated electoral fraud and his fight for a "come-from-behind" electoral college victory.