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Woman who allegedly helped steal Pelosi laptop to be released from jail

Federal judge directed that Riley June Williams be released into the custody of her mother, with travel restrictionsA Pennsylvania woman facing charges that she helped steal a laptop from the office of the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, during the attack on the US Capitol will be released from jail, a federal judge decided on Thursday.US magistrate judge Martin Carlson directed that Riley June Williams be released into the custody of her mother, with travel restrictions, and instructed her to appe...
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And breathe: the world exhales as the madness of the Trump era ends | Jonathan Freedland

After four years in a heightened state of alert, many people the world over now hope that sanity will returnFor four years the world had held its breath, but at last came the moment to exhale. Ever since noon on 20 January 2017, when Donald Trump took the oath that made him president of the United States, the people of the planet had found themselves in a state of heightened alert: what new madness might the most powerful man on earth unleash? Within months, he had seemed to threaten nuclear war...
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And breathe: the world exhales as the madness of the Trump era ends

After four years in a heightened state of alert, many people the world over now hope that sanity will returnFor four years the world had held its breath, but at last came the moment to exhale. Ever since noon on 20 January 2017, when Donald Trump took the oath that made him president of the United States, the people of the planet had found themselves in a state of heightened alert: what new madness might the most powerful man on earth unleash? Within months, he had seemed to threaten nuclear war...
Tags: Florida, North Korea, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, United States, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Kim Jong, Biden Inauguration, US Capitol breach


Von der Leyen: big tech firms need to be reined in despite Trump's exit

Internet giants that spread hate speech and conspiracy theories should face ‘democratic limits’, says European commission presidentThe end of Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House was celebrated by the EU’s Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, as she warned that the former US president’s rise highlighted the need to confront the internet giants who helped him spread “conspiracy theories and fake news”.The European commission president spoke of her relief at Trump’s departure, but warned that th...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, White House, US, Eu, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Blogging, US politics, Digital Media


‘The Capitol riot was our Chernobyl’: James Comey on Trump, the ‘pee tape’ and Clinton’s emails

The former FBI director was sickened and angered by the attack incited by the president. But has he come to terms with his part in getting him elected?As an investigator turned author, James Comey has developed a forensic eye for detail. The colour of the curtains in the Oval Office. The length of Donald Trump’s tie. Something about the US president that the camera often misses.“Donald Trump conveys a menace, a meanness in private that is not evident in most public views of him,” says Comey, a f...
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US defense officials fear insider attack on Biden inauguration

Authorities will ‘thoroughly vet’ national guard troopsPro-Trump Capitol attack on 6 January left five deadWashington prepares for an inauguration under siegeUS 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 on Wednesday, prompting the FBI to vet all 25,000 national guard troops coming into Washington for the event. Related: Biden will appeal for unity as US braces for violence b...
Tags: Washington, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Fbi, US politics, US military, Biden, Trump, Biden Administration, Biden Inauguration, US Capitol breach, Trump Capitol


Billionaire backer feels 'deceived' by Josh Hawley over election objections

Jeffrey Yass, Club for Growth donor, told associate he did not foresee senator’s role in attempt to overturn US democracyJamie Raskin: ‘I’m not going to lose my son and my republic’A secretive billionaire supporter of Josh Hawley and other rightwing lawmakers suggested he had been “deceived” by the Republican senator from Missouri, who led the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Related: Billionaires backed Republicans who sought to reverse US election results Continue readin...
Tags: Republicans, US, World news, US news, US politics, Missouri, US Senate, US Congress, US political financing, Raskin, Josh Hawley, US elections 2020, US Capitol breach, Jeffrey Yass Club


Biden inauguration: 25,000 National Guard vetted over insider attack fears as state protests fizzle

FBI conducting vast security sweep as Sunday’s protests see law enforcement and media outnumber members of ‘Boogaloo Bois’ The FBI is vetting all 25,000 National Guard troops arriving in Washington DC for president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration amid fears of an insider attack, as heavily fortified state capitals across the US saw only small-scale protests by far-right groups on Sunday.Commanders have been warned to be on the lookout for problems within their ranks, and Guard members are being t...
Tags: US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Fbi, US politics, Washington Dc, The far right, Biden, National Guard, Associated Press Continue, Ryan McCarthy, Boogaloo Bois, Biden Inauguration, US Capitol breach


Small far-right groups gather at US statehouses ahead of inauguration

Law enforcement and media outnumber members of ‘Boogaloo Bois’ as only a handful of armed men show up to demonstrationsAt heavily fortified state capitals across the United States on Sunday, law enforcement and media outnumbered protesters, with only a handful of armed men showing up to planned rightwing demonstrations. Related: 100 days of warning: inside the Boogaloo killings of US security personnel Continue reading...
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Biden will appeal for unity as US braces for violence by Trump supporters

America on edge as troops guard state Capitols Biden orders will reverse Trump on climate, Iran, CovidJamie Raskin: ‘I’m not going to lose my son and my republic’US politics – live coverageJoe Biden will deliver a message of national unity when he assumes the presidency on Wednesday, seeking to begin healing a country fractured by the acrimony of Donald Trump’s administration and ongoing threats of violence by his supporters. Related: America is broken – can Biden and Harris put it back togeth...
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Washington: man arrested with fake inaugural ID and loaded gun

Wesley Allen Beeler arrested ahead of Biden inaugurationSecurity stepped up nationwide after Capitol attackBiden must find words for a wounded nation Officers in Washington DC arrested a Virginia man who tried to pass through a Capitol police checkpoint carrying fake inaugural credentials, a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. Related: 'I’m facing a prison sentence': US Capitol rioters plead with Trump for pardons Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Washington, Virginia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, The far right, Biden, Trump, Capitol, Biden Administration, Biden Inauguration, US Capitol breach


'I feel wronged': US Capitol rioter asks Donald Trump for pardon after arrest – video

Jenna Ryan, a Texas real estate broker who took a private jet to Washington to join the attack on the US Capitol, pleaded with Donald Trump to pardon her after she was arrested by federal authorities. Ryan said she thought she was following what her president ‘asked us to do’ and that she had been 'displaying my patriotism' in travelling to Washington DC, where she filmed herself entering the Capitol building. 'I'm facing a prison sentence,' she told CBS 11 News at her home in Dallas. 'I do not ...
Tags: Texas, Washington, US, World news, US news, Washington Dc, Dallas, Cbs, Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Maher, Capitol, Conway, Ryan, US Capitol, Jenna Ryan


'I feel wronged': US Capitol rioter asks Donald Trump for pardon – video

Jenna Ryan, a Texas real estate broker who took a private jet to Washington to join the attack on the US Capitol, pleaded with Donald Trump to pardon her after she was arrested by federal authorities. Ryan said she thought she was following what her president ‘asked us to do’ and that she had been 'displaying my patriotism' in travelling to Washington DC, where she filmed herself entering the Capitol building. 'I'm facing a prison sentence,' she told CBS 11 News at her home in Dallas. 'I do not ...
Tags: Texas, Washington, US, World news, US news, Washington Dc, Dallas, Cbs, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Ryan, US Capitol, Jenna Ryan, US Capitol breach


Kellyanne Conway tells Bill Maher Americans 'better off' thanks to Trump

Ex-counsellor: Capitol attack distracts from accomplishmentsTrump isolated and enraged ahead of Biden inaugurationFormer Trump counsellor Kellyanne Conway defended her president’s legacy on Friday night, telling HBO Real Time host Bill Maher: “You can’t deny that many people are better off.” Related: Trump saw the economy was his ticket to a second term – then Covid struck Continue reading...
Tags: World news, US news, US politics, US economy, US domestic policy, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Maher, Trump Administration, Kellyanne Conway, HBO Real Time, US Capitol breach


'I yelled out that I have kids': police officer describes attack by Capitol rioters – video

A Washington DC police officer who tried to stop Trump-supporting rioters from entering the Capitol building on 6 January has revealed that some shouted: ‘Kill him with his own gun’ as he lay injured on the ground. Officer Michael Fanone told CNN he considered using his weapon as he was overwhelmed by a mob of Trump supporters, but decided against it out of fear for his own life. ‘I tried to appeal to [their humanity,’ Fanone said. ‘I just remember yelling out that I have kids, and it seemed to ...
Tags: US news, Cnn, US policing, Washington Dc, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol breach, Michael Fanone, Fanone


James Murdoch says US media 'lies' unleashed 'insidious forces'

Son of Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch issues excoriating rebuke following storming of the CapitolJames Murdoch has condemned the US media for “propagating lies” which have unleashed “insidious and uncontrollable forces” that will endure for years.Questioned about whether Fox News – founded by his father Rupert Murdoch and run by his brother Lachlan – had played a role in the riot at the Capitol last week, he said media groups had amplified election disinformation, which successfully sowed falseho...
Tags: Media, US, World news, US news, Fox, Sky, Fox News, James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, Capitol, Lachlan, US Capitol breach, CapitolJames Murdoch


Can Joe Biden make America great again?

His skills as a fixer are finely honed – but they cannot restore a pre-Trump normality. As president, Biden’s private self, shadowed by loss, must come into its ownEvery year after 1975, Joe Biden, his second wife Jill, his sons Beau and Hunter and their growing families, would gather for Thanksgiving on Nantucket island off Cape Cod. Part of the annual ritual was that the Bidens would take a photograph of themselves in front of a quaint old house in the traditional New England style that stood ...
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Nancy Pelosi: lawmakers could face prosecution for aiding Capitol attack – video

The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has said it is possible that members of Congress could face prosecution if found to have ‘aided and abetted’ the violent attack on the Capitol earlier this month that left five people deadNancy Pelosi says lawmakers who aided in Capitol attack may be prosecuted Continue reading...
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Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers who aided in Capitol attack may be prosecuted

House speaker’s comments come after a congresswoman said she saw colleagues leading ‘reconnaissance’ tours before the riotUS politics live – follow all the latestThe House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has said it is possible that members of Congress could face prosecution if found to have “aided and abetted” the violent attack on the Capitol earlier this month that left five people dead.“Justice is called for as we address insurrection perpetrated against the Capitol last week,” the Democratic speaker...
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Washington and state capitols brace for violence from armed Trump supporters

Security beefed up across US following attack on CapitolFBI monitoring threats of violence against Biden and HarrisUS politics live – follow all the latestWashington DC and capitols across the US are bracing for violence this weekend after law enforcement officials warned that armed pro-Trump insurrectionists are planning to swarm the cities in the days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Related: Donald Trump will fly to Florida hours before Biden inauguration, reports say Contin...
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Donald Trump becomes the first US president to be impeached for a second time – live

House speaker: Trump ‘must go’McConnell indicates he is open to convicting TrumpWashington Republican says Trump ‘inflamed a violent mob’US Covid deaths hit one-day highAOC thought she ‘was going to die’ during Capitol attackKamala Harris: how will the next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian for a live conversation on 18 January 9.26pm GMT A tenth House Republican, David Valadao of California, has voted “yes” on the article of impeachment against Donald Trump.The vote currentl...
Tags: California, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, David Valadao, Coronavirus, US Capitol breach, Trump impeachment (2021, TrumpWashington Republican


Trump impeachment: six House Republicans indicate they will vote in support – live

House speaker: Trump ‘must go’McConnell’s office: no impeachment trial before 19 JanuaryWashington Republican says Trump ‘inflamed a violent mob’US Covid deaths hit one-day highAOC thought she ‘was going to die’ during Capitol attackKamala Harris: how will the next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian for a live conversation on 18 January 7.34pm GMT Nancy Pelosi will speak today at the lectern that was taken by one of the rioters during the violence at the Capitol last week.A Ho...
Tags: Congress, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Statuary Hall, Adriano Espaillat, Coronavirus, US Capitol breach


Pelosi calls Trump ‘a clear and present danger’ as impeachment vote nears – live

House speaker: Trump ‘must go’McConnell’s office: no impeachment trial before 19 JanuaryMore than 70 charged so far over Capitol attackUS Covid deaths hit one-day highAOC thought she ‘was going to die’ during Capitol attackKamala Harris: how will the next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian for a live conversation on 18 January 6.27pm GMT House Democrats have consistently denounced Donald Trump for inciting the Capitol riot during the debate on the article of impeachment.Hakeem...
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Trump impeachment: House debates charge of 'incitement of insurrection' – live

House poised to charge Trump with inciting insurrectionCapitol attack could be a glimpse of violence to comeUS sees new record of 4,327 Covid deaths in a single dayKamala Harris: how will America’s next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian for a live conversation on 18 JanuarySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.30pm GMT Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader, told NBC News that the chamber would immediately send the impeachment article to the Senate if...
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Pence says he won't invoke 25th amendment in letter to Pelosi - as it happened

Vice-president says it would ‘set a terrible precedent’Wyoming conservative’s split with Trump could give cover to othersPresident rejects responsibility for Capitol riot he inspiredSchumer: Trump should not hold office one day longer’Ex-Michigan governor set to be charged over Flint water scandalKamala Harris: how will America’s next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian and cultural critic Margo Jefferson for a live conversation on 18 January at 4pm ET. Register here 2.52am GMT ...
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Stage set for impeachment after Pence dismisses House call to invoke 25th amendment

Vice-president’s refusal to paves the way for the House to move forward with impeachment The House has voted to formally call on vice president Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and strip Donald Trump of his presidential authority after he incited a mob that led a deadly assault on the US Capitol last week. Continue reading...
Tags: US news, House, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, US Capitol, US Capitol breach


Pence letter rejects calls to invoke 25th amendment to remove Trump from office

Vice-president’s refusal paves the way for the House to move forward with impeachment as Pelosi sets a course of actionMike Pence on Tuesday formally rejected calls to strip Donald Trump of his presidential authority by invoking the 25th amendment, effectively paving the way for the House to move forward with impeachment. Continue reading...
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House to vote on resolution for Pence to invoke 25th amendment and remove Trump

House members debate resolution calling on vice-president to assume ‘the powers and duties of the office as acting president’The US House of Representatives on Tuesday was prepared to move forward with an effort to forcibly remove Donald Trump from office after he instigated a mob that led a deadly assault on the US Capitol last week.Members debated and were set to vote on what effectively gives Mike Pence an ultimatum: strip Trump of his power or allow him to become the first president in Ameri...
Tags: US news, House, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, US House of Representatives, US Capitol, US Capitol breach


Pence says he won't invoke 25th amendment in letter to Pelosi - live

Vice-president says it would ‘set a terrible precedent’Wyoming conservative’s split with Trump could give cover to othersPresident rejects responsibility for Capitol riot he inspiredSchumer: Trump should not hold office one day longer’Ex-Michigan governor set to be charged over Flint water scandalKamala Harris: how will America’s next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian and cultural critic Margo Jefferson for a live conversation on 18 January at 4pm ET. Register here 1.21am GMT ...
Tags: America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Wyoming, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Michigan, US Congress, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Flint, HARRIS, Capitol


Top House Republican Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach Donald Trump – live

Wyoming conservative’s split with Trump could give cover to othersPresident rejects responsibility for Capitol riot he inspiredSchumer: Trump should not hold office one day longer’Ex-Michigan governor set to be charged over Flint water scandalTrump donor and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson dies at 87Kamala Harris: how will America’s next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian and cultural critic Margo Jefferson for a live conversation on 18 January at 4pm ET. Register here 11.17pm GMT ...
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