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The Trump administration told a Georgia federal prosecutor to resign because Trump was unhappy with his lack of election fraud investigations

Voters stand in line before the doors open at Cobb County Community Center on January 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Megan Varner/Getty Images The Trump administration told a Georgia federal prosecutor to resign because the president was unhappy with his failure to investigate election fraud allegations. Byung J. "BJay" Pak abruptly resigned from his position as US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Trump apparently referred to Pak in a recent phone call with Georgia's secretary ...
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Apple has banned Parler from its app store for failing to remove content that promotes violence

Apple and Google have both banned Parler from their app stores. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Apple has banned the social media app Parler from the App Store for failing to remove content that promotes violence. "Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people's safety," Apple said in a statement. The move comes one day after Google banned the fast-growing app from its store for similar reasons. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, US, Trends, Social Media, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Play Store, App Store, Donald Trump, Trump, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Getty Images Apple, Olivier Douliery


Mike Pence has decided to attend Biden's inauguration

Vice President Mike Pence presides over a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol earlier in the day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Erin Schaff/AFP via Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence decided to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, multiple media outlets reported. President Donald Trump announced Friday he would not attend. Biden said he agr...
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Oakland Police Launch Internal Investigation Into Alleged U.S. Capitol Takeover Social Media Posts

The Oakland Police Department has launched an internal investigation into “allegations that current employees may have been involved on social media accounts that contain objectionable or offensive content” about the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
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Newsom Calls For State Capitol Flags To Fly At Half-Staff In Honor Of Fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Gov. Gavin Newsom said the flags over the California State Capitol will fly at half-staff Sunday in honor of fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries a day after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building as lawmakers began to certify Joe Biden’s election win. Several people have already been arrested or identified through photos from the riot. The Department of Justice announced charges against 17 people in federal court and dozens of ot...
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Social Media Platform Parler Removed from Apple and Google’s App Stores

Parler, the social media platform that's become popular among conservatives in recent months, has been removed from both major mobile application marketplaces for failing to adequately moderate content on its app. Google delisted the app from its Google Play store Friday evening, explaining that the company requires all apps to "implement robust moderation for egregious...
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‘Reopen Cal Now’ Conference Day 2: Elected Leaders Hold Protest On Capitol Steps In Sacramento

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Tags: Politics, News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Cbs, California Highway Patrol, Sacramento Police Department, Frost, Capitol, California State Capitol, Rancho Murieta, Sue Frost, Sacramento News, Stanislaus County Woodland, Reopen Cal Now


Report: Trump ‘Ballistic’ After Twitter Permanently Suspends His Account

President Donald Trump is “ballistic,” after Twitter finally removed his account on Friday, according to a Politico report. The social media platform's decision comes days before Trump leaves office and well after a good deal of damage that culminated in a deadly insurrection by his followers at the U.S. Capitol earlier this week had been done. A senior administration official told Politico that the President was "scrambling to figure out what his options are" after learning that the soci...
Tags: Twitter, News, White House, Politico, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Capitol, Zoë Richards


White House Ousted Atlanta U.S. Attorney For Not Pursuing Bogus Election Fraud Probe

The top federal prosecutor in Atlanta was ousted from his role by the White House because he refused to investigate bogus allegations of election fraud pushed by President Trump in Georgia, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. [Author: Tierney Sneed]
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Analysis: For Trump and the nation, a final test of accountability

WASHINGTON — Barely 11 months after President Donald Trump was acquitted in a momentous Senate trial, the nation now confronts the possibility of yet another impeachment battle in the twilight of his presidency, a final showdown that will test the boundaries of politics, accountability and the Constitution. No president has ever been impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors twice. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was weighing bringing a new article of impeachment to the House floor as early as M...
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WSJ: White House pressured Georgia federal prosecutor to resign

White House officials pressured a top Georgia federal prosecutor to resign ahead of the state's high stakes Senate runoff elections because President Donald Trump was upset he wasn't pursuing Trump's baseless allegations of widespread election fraud strongly enough, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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SNP demand billions in 'Brexit compensation' for Scotland

Pro-independence party calls for Boris Johnson to pay for mounting costs and disruption of leaving EUThe Scottish National Party (SNP) has demanded that Boris Johnson pay billions of pounds in compensation to Scotland for the mounting costs and disruption of Brexit.Brexit has strained the bonds that tie together the United Kingdom: England and Wales voted to leave but Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to stay. Continue reading...
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Wall Street Journal: White House pressured Georgia federal prosecutor to resign

White House officials pressured a top Georgia federal prosecutor to resign ahead of the state's high stakes Senate runoff elections because President Donald Trump was upset he wasn't pursuing Trump's baseless allegations of widespread election fraud strongly enough, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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11 journalists on covering the Capitol siege: ‘This could get ugly’

Reporters knew before they arrived at the Capitol on Wednesday that there would be large protests in support of President Donald Trump. But most expected the day’s main event to be the drama and ceremony of the nation’s leaders debating the ratification of the Electoral College vote for Joe Biden as the next president. The journalists ended up chronicling a siege that underscored the fragility of American democracy. Many did their jobs a few feet from drawn weapons. Others faced the wrath of pro...
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GOP Sen. Pat Toomey says Trump has 'committed impeachable offenses'

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) questions Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a hearing of the Congressional Oversight Commission on December 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. SARAH SILBIGER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images GOP Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said Saturday said that President Donald Trump has "committed impeachable offenses." During an interview on Fox News, Toomey said that he was unsure if the Senate would move on any articles of impeachment passed by the Democratic-led House o...
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The FBI plastered DC bus stops with photos of people involved in the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol so the public can help identify them

A billboard on a bus stop on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest advertises a message from the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking information related to violence at the U.S. Capitol, on January 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Al Drago/Getty Images The Federal Bureau of Investigation is using digital posters at bus stops in Washington, DC, as part of its investigations into the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photos of the posters, shown on large monitors at DC bus stops, were...
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Huntington Beach far-right activist contrite after fiery video about Capitol attack goes viral

Shortly after a mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, Kristopher Dreww recorded a fiery video in his Washington, D.C., hotel room. Full of bravado, the 32-year-old Huntington Beach hairdresser and well-known far-right activist praised the insurrectionists as patriots and dispelled the rumor that Antifa members had any involvement the siege that delayed Congress’ certification of electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden. “I just got back from storming the Capitol...
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Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone

By FRANK BAJAK BOSTON (AP) — One Twitter wag joked about lights flickering on and off at the White House being Donald Trump signaling to his followers in Morse code after Twitter and Facebook squelched the president for inciting rebellion. Though deprived of his big online megaphones, Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach, led by the far right-friendly Parler — even if Google removed it from its app store Friday and Apple threatened the same. Trump may launch his own platform...
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US Capitol attack: Trump impeachment looms as Republicans ponder his fate

President faces calls to quit as he shapes legal teamPolice arrest man who carried lectern and horned intruderSidney Blumenthal: This was a perverse civil war re-enactmentEfforts to remove Donald Trump from the White House gathered pace on Saturday, as Democrats announced that at least 180 members of Congress would co-sponsor an article of impeachment they intend to introduce in the House of Representatives on Monday. Continue reading...
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Dems’ momentum builds to impeach Trump, Pelosi hits rioters

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum built among Democrats on Saturday for a fresh and fast push to impeach President Donald Trump, even as the House speaker accused his backers who violently invaded the Capitol of choosing “their whiteness over democracy.” Nancy Pelosi’s remark came as Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., one of the chief sponsors of draft impeachment articles accusing Trump of inciting insurrection, said at midday that his group’s draft had ...
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White House forced Georgia U.S. attorney to resign: WSJ

White House officials pushed Atlanta’s top federal prosecutor to resign before Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoffs because President Trump was...
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Trump pressured Georgia to ‘find the fraud’ in earlier call

By BEN NADLER | Associated Press ATLANTA — While election officials in Georgia were verifying signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in one metro-Atlanta county, President Donald Trump pressed a lead investigator to “find the fraud” and said it would make the investigator a national hero. The December call, described by a person familiar with it who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to describe the sensitive nature of the discussion, is yet another link in the chain of the extraordin...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, Congress, White House, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Georgia Bureau of Investigation


US Capitol attack: Trump impeachment looms as Republican support wavers

President faces calls to quit as he shapes legal teamPolice arrest man who carried lectern and horned intruderSidney Blumenthal: This was a perverse civil war re-enactmentEfforts to remove Donald Trump from the White House gathered pace on Saturday, as Democrats announced that at least 180 members of Congress would co-sponsor an article of impeachment they intend to introduce in the House of Representatives on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, White House, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Blumenthal, US Capitol, Trump Administration, Law (US


Lawmaker calls for preservation of riot evidence as apps removed, users banned

Several technology companies decided to remove apps or ban users to prevent the spread of violence, but will they preserve evidence to be used in prosecutions?
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says GOP leaders who dismiss consequences for Capitol riots 'are opening the door for it to happen again'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez excoriated GOP leaders on Saturday, saying that a lack of accountability for the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 would preclude any "healing" from the violent episode, in which five people died. The second-term New York Democrat has asked her Republican colleagues to join the push in removing President Donald Trump from office. "Let's be very clear,"...
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Trump reportedly asked a Georgia elections investigator to 'find the fraud' in the 2020 election in lengthy phone call in December

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Georgia Senate Republican candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue in December 2020. Evan Vucci/The Associated Press President Donald Trump in December pressured the lead elections investigator in the state of Georgia to "find the fraud" responsible for his election loss, The Washington Post reported Saturday. There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, but Trump has repeatedly spread the baseless cons...
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Biden says he seriously considered Bernie Sanders for labor secretary, but couldn't risk Senate control

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden talk before a Democratic presidential primary debate in February 2020. AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File President-elect Joe Biden said on Friday that he strongly considered Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont to be his labor secretary, but both men decided against the move after the dual Georgia runoff election wins gave Democrats control of the upper chamber. "I did give serious consideration on nominating my friend Bernie Sanders to this posit...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Boston, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Democrats, US Senate, Biden, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Walsh, Bernie, Wilmington Delaware


Majority think Boris Johnson should resign as prime minister – poll

Opinium survey finds 43% think PM needs to go, but only 20% say Keir Starmer should step downCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people think Boris Johnson should resign as prime minister than think he should continue in office, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer.The first poll of 2021 found that 43% thought he should resign, while 40% said that he should remain as leader. However, most Conservative voters (87%) think Johnson should stay on as lead...
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Hecklers shout insults at Rep. Lou Correa in airport

A video shows hecklers accosting Rep. Lou Correa, a Democrat from Santa Ana, at an airport, hurling expletives and pointing fingers. In some instances, the congressman shouts back at them. It was not immediately clear when or where the video was shot. It was posted on the YouTube page of The Healthy Alchemist, where other videos suggest the explosion in Nashville on Dec. 25 was the result of a missile strike, discuss a UFO sighting and claim that voting machines in Georgia were inappropriately c...
Tags: Politics, News, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Washington Dc, Nashville, Airlines, Donald Trump, Trump, Reagan National Airport, Santa Ana, Sen Lindsey Graham, Correa, U S Capitol


Kelvin Hopkins quits Labour before conclusion of sexual harassment inquiry

Former MP accused of inappropriate physical contact in 2017 and suspended from party A former Labour MP has left the party before an inquiry into sexual harassment allegation against him were able to be concluded, the party has confirmed.Kelvin Hopkins was accused in 2017 of inappropriate physical contact and was suspended by the Labour party pending an investigation. Continue reading...
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