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The Capitol Mob Was Only The Finale Of Trump’s Conspiracy To Overturn The Election

T he mood was already tense in Detroit’s expansive ballot-counting hall when President Trump tweeted on Nov. 4 that “a terrible thing” was “happening” in Michigan. It was the third day of processing ballots, and that morning Chris Thomas had heard a weird rumor traveling around the counting floor. A fellow election worker told Thomas, who was advising Detroit on its election after serving for 36 years as the state’s election director, that calls were welling on social media and email list...
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Trump to use threat of the new Patriot Party to pressure Republican senators not to convict him in an impeachment trial: Report

President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump is threatening to create a new political party, reported The Washington Post.  He plans to use the Patriot Party as leverage over GOP senators, so they don't convict him in his impeachment trial. Unlike other former presidents, Trump has signaled that he will continue to play an active role in politics.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. F...
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McConnell blamed Trump for inciting the Capitol riot, but the senator - and everyone else who refused to acknowledge Biden's win - was complicit too

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters as Senate Republican leaders hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters On Tuesday, McConnell blamed Trump for inciting the mob that violently stormed the US Capitol. But incitement of the mob started with lies about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Republicans who did not admit Biden's win, and let those lies spread unchecked, are complicit. Visit Business Insider's h...
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Democrats may have regained the Senate, but McConnell is blocking them from taking up Biden's agenda

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is wielding any power he can to block Democrats' from carrying out their agenda. Democrats are pushing back on McConnell's demands now that they're in full control of Congress and the White House. The standoff has put the Senate at an impasse at the start of Biden's presidency.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Top Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is wielding an...
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Trump impeachment charge will be delivered on Monday, Schumer says

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for a delay. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who displaced McConnell as the chamber’s leader after Democrats won two Georgia runoff elections this month, announced the move on the Senate floor but did not say when Trump’s second impeachment tri...
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McConnell proposes delaying Trump's trial as Biden details Covid strategy – as it happened

McConnell claims delay would give Trump time to prepareFauci describes difficulty of working under TrumpPresident intends to retain Christopher Wray as FBI directorBiden outlines Covid strategy900,000 filed jobless claims last weekUS saw 4,375 Covid deaths on WednesdaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 12.57am GMT Here’s a review of today’s news, from Joan E Greve and me: 12.38am GMT From the Guardian community team: Joe Biden has entered the White House as Amer...
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McConnell wants to push impeachment trial to February

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give the former president time to review the case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riots have signaled they want a quick trial as President Joe Biden begins his term, saying a full reckoning is necessary before the country — and the Congres...
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McConnell reportedly wants to ask Schumer to delay the start of Trump's impeachment trial until February

From left to right: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to delay Trump's impeachment trial until February, CBS News reported. Trump was impeached for incitement of insurrection, but Pelosi hasn't sent the article of impeachment to the Senate yet. McConnell is one of several Republicans who may vote to convict Trump and bar him from public offi...
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GOP wrestles with the post-Trump future

By Steve Peoples | Associated Press For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding. The shift to minority status is always difficult, prompting debates over who is to blame for losing the last election. But the process is especially intense as Republicans confront profound questions about what the party stands for without Donald...
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The Republicans who could determine Trump's political fate in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The Senate is set to begin an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. At least half a dozen Republican senators have signaled a willingness to hold Trump accountable for the Capitol siege. All eyes are on Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Pat Toomey, and Ben Sasse. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a Senate impeachment trial looms for former...
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Biden's unrivaled ability to work with Senate Republicans like Mitch McConnell will define his presidency

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on as US President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address at the US Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Democrats now have control of the White House and Congress after Joe Biden's inauguration and the Georgia Senate elections. This makes things easier for Biden's administration, but don't be fooled, as he'll still need to exhibit an ability to be bipartisan. Biden's relationship with Senate Minority Leader Mi...
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Trump spent Inauguration Day fretting over his Senate impeachment trial and asking allies which Republicans could vote against him, report says

Former first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump arrive in Florida during President Joe Biden's inauguration. Noam Galai/Getty Trump spent Inauguration Day worrying about his Senate impeachment trial, The Daily Beast reported. He reportedly spent the day asking allies for help and asking if some Republicans might turn on him. If the Senate votes to impeach Trump, he could be forever barred from running for office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Pre...
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Biden enters the White House for the first time since being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
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Biden enters White House for first time since being sworn in as 46th US president

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on the steps of the US Capitol after he was sworn in as the 46th US president. DAVID TULIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presid...
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READ: The full text of President Biden's inaugural address

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 Patrick Semansky/Pool via AP President Joe Biden was formally sworn into office at noon on January 20.  Biden emphasized themes of unity and national healing in his 22-minute speech. Read the full text of Biden's inauguration address here.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden was formally sworn in to office at noon on January 2...
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Read the full text of Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people — the will of the people — has been...
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After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
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LIVE: After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office shortly before noon ET on Wednesday. Biden's inauguration came as Washington, DC was on lockdown after outgoing President Trump incited a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presiden...
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‘Have a good life’: Trump says farewell at airbase send-off before Biden’s inauguration

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump departed the White House a final time as president Wednesday, skipping Joe Biden’s inauguration and instead threw a military-style send-off for himself before leaving for his Florida resort. “I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening, and I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck, great success,” Trump said at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington before boarding Air F...
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Trump was talked out of pardoning his kids, GOP lawmakers, report says

By Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Pamela Brown | CNN President Donald Trump received an unsettling warning on his final Saturday night in the White House. Huddled for a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers, Trump was warned the pardons he once hoped to bestow upon his family and even himself would place him in a legally perilous position, convey the appearance of guilt and potentially make him more vulnerable to reprisals. So, too, was Trump warned that pardons for Republican lawmakers who...
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'The mob was fed lies': McConnell blames Trump for provoking Capitol attack – live

McConnell makes remarks on Senate floor a day before Biden sworn inUS coronavirus deaths pass 400,000 amid grim winter forecastOfficials discover connections to far-right militia groups – reportsTrump to issue more than 100 pardons before Biden sworn inTrump’s presidency: a lesson in the meaning of ‘American carnage’ 8.17pm GMT The White House said it would release a “farewell address” from Donald Trump in less than an hour, at 4pm ET.In excerpts released by the White House, the outgoing pre...
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Morning mail: Trump's final hours, India revels in Test win, battery breakthrough

Wednesday: Mitch McConnell acknowledges Capitol mob was ‘provoked by the president’. Plus: batteries with five-minute charging timesGood morning, this is Tamara Howie bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 20 January. US politics will likely dominate today’s news as Donald Trump’s last day in the White House draws to a close. On home shores, more Australian Open players have tested positive to Covid and the inventor of the internet weighs in on Australia’s proposed media laws....
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Pence, McConnell, and McCarthy are skipping Trump's departure ceremony

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images. At least three top Republicans plan to miss President Donald Trump's farewell ceremony on Wednesday. House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy will attend church with Joe Biden. Vice President Mike Pence is unable to make it due to logistical issues, per The Washington Post. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Vice President Mike...
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McConnell: Trump ‘fed lies’ to the crowd about election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was “fed lies” by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s election. McConnell’s remarks are his most severe and public rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump. The Republican leader vowed a “safe and successful” inauguration of Biden on Wednesday at the Capitol, which ...
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Mitch McConnell blames Trump for deadly Capitol riot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol riot. "The mob was fed lies," McConnell said. "They were provoked by the president and other powerful people." McConnell previously condemned the violence and is said to be upset with the president. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed P...
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Mitch McConnell blames Trump for deadly Capitol riots

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his role in the deadly Capitol riots.  "The mob was fed lies," McConnell said. "They were provoked by the president and other powerful people." McConnell previously condemned the violence and was rumored to have been upset with the president. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tu...
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'They were provoked by the president': Mitch McConnell blames Trump for deadly Capitol riots

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blame President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his role in the deadly Capitol riots.  "The mob was fed lies," McConnell said. "They were provoked by the president and other powerful people." McConnell previously condemned the violence and was rumored to have been upset with the president. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tue...
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Lindsey Graham asked Chuck Schumer, the next Senate majority leader, to dismiss a Trump impeachment trial in the name of 'national healing'

Getty Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer in a letter on Sunday to hold a vote in the Senate to dismiss the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Graham, a close ally of the president, briefly broke with the president after the January 6 insurrection, but has since returned to defending him. In the letter to Schumer, Graham argued that if the trial is not dismissed "we will be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great nation." V...
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Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’

WASHINGTON — The lead prosecutor for President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment began building his case for conviction at trial, asserting on Sunday that Trump’s incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol was “the most dangerous crime” ever committed by a president against the United States. A Senate trial could begin as soon as this week, just as Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president. Digital image from a video released by the White House on January 13, 2021....
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Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is set to collide with Republicans - and it could force Democrats to scrap measures like a $15 minimum wage

Susan Walsh/AP Biden unveiled a large new aid plan, but it may have to be modified substantially to gain Republican votes and faces a difficult road ahead. The president-elect is seeking GOP support for his rescue package to enact it more quickly and make good on his promise of bipartisanship. "I see no way this gets 10 Republican Senate votes in its current form," a conservative budget expert said in an interview. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Bi...
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