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Carl Bernstein named 21 GOP senators who he said are enabling Trump's attempts to subvert US democracy by only criticizing him in private

President Donald Trump. Getty Carl Bernstein named 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed "extreme contempt" for President Donald Trump. Bernstein, one of the Watergate journalists, said the senators have "have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump & his fitness to be POTUS." He said that their silence has "helped enable Trump's most grievous conduct—including undermining and discrediting the US the electoral system." Some of the senators he named has acknowl...
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Carl Bernstein named 21 GOP senators who he said are enabling Trump's attempts to subvert US democracy by criticizing him only in private

President Donald Trump. Getty Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, said on Sunday that 21 Republican senators had privately "expressed extreme contempt" for President Donald Trump and "his fitness to be POTUS." He said that their silence had "helped enable Trump's most grievous conduct—including undermining and discrediting the US the electoral system." Some of the senators he named have acknowledged Joe Biden's presidential win, but Bern...
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Bodies of COVID-19 victims are still in NYC freezer trucks 8 months after they died

Refrigerated tractor trailers used to store bodies of deceased people in Brooklyn, New York, in this May 13 2020 image marked up by Business Insider Brendan McDermid/Reuters At least 600 bodies of people who died in the coronavirus' first wave are still in freezer trucks in Brooklyn, according to The Wall Street Journal.  New York City's chief medical examiner is still tracking down families to inform them of deaths earlier this year, the paper reported.  Funeral costs and problems finding...
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Trump supporter charged with assault after breathing forcefully on protesters at the Virginia golf course where Trump was playing

Still from a video showing Raymond Deskins forcibly breathing after two women ask him to move away. Twitter/Lindsay Watts A man who deliberately breathed on two women outside President Donald Trump's Virginia golf course has been charged with assault, the sheriff's office said. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said that Raymond Deskins, 61, was "charged with simple assault" over the Saturday incident. It said video footage of the incident "did not capture the entire interaction." The video ...
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Trump axed campaign lawyer Sidney Powell because 'she was too conspiratorial even for him'

Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 19. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The Trump campaign announced on Sunday that it was parting ways with attorney Sidney Powell.  Powell's wild conspiracy theories proved too much even for President Donald Trump, according to reports, as his legal campaign to overturn the election result descended last week into farce.  Powell has alleged a vast plot by communi...
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Trump axed campaign lawyer Sidney Powell was because 'she was too conspiratorial even for him'

Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 19. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The Trump campaign announced on Sunday that it was parting ways with attorney Sidney Powell.  Powell's wild conspiracy theories proved too much even for President Donald Trump, according to reports, as his legal campaign to overturn the election result descended last week into farce.  Powell has alleged a vast plot by communi...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Hollywood, News, White House, New York City, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Dallas, The New York Times, Donald Trump


Trump axed campaign lawyer Sidney Powell because 'she was too conspiratorial even for him,' report says

Sidney Powell at a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, on Thursday. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The Trump campaign on Sunday announced it was parting ways with the attorney Sidney Powell. Powell's wild conspiracy theories proved too much even for President Donald Trump, according to reports, as his campaign to overturn the election result in the courts descended last week into farce.  Powell has alleged a vast plot by communists, the f...
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The German government tells people to be as 'lazy as raccoons' as it deploys humor to control the spread of COVID-19

The German coronavirus ad campaign was released to the public on November 14, 2020 Twitter/Steffen Seibert Official adverts created by the German government last week encouraged the country to be "lazy as raccoons" to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. One of the ads, which was widely shared on social media, shows an old man speaking about how in the "winter of 2020" people became "heroes" after doing "absolutely nothing." Last month, Berlin's tourism authority launched an ad campaign...
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Concede or fight? Where Trump's lawyers, family members, and GOP lawmakers stand on the president's decision to refuse to concede to Biden

Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. before the presidential debate last week in Cleveland, Ohio. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump is refusing to concede the presidential election, and said he plans to fight the results in court.  The issue of whether to concede has divided Trump's inner circle, with some advising him to accept loss with dignity. Others are encouraging him to continue to dispute the results, even thou...
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Michigan GOP officials were pictured drinking champagne in the lobby of Trump's luxury DC hotel after meeting the president to discuss attempts to overturn the election result

US flags are seen at the entrance to the Turmp International Hotel at Pennsylvania Avenue on the eve of the 2020 US presidential election Yegor Aleyev\TASS via Getty Images Michigan GOP officials were pictured drinking Dom Perignon champagne in the lobby of President Trump's luxury Washington DC hotel on Friday night.  Hours earlier, the officials met Trump at the White House, amid the president's campaign to pressure state officials to overturn the election result.  In a joint statement a...
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Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera suggests naming COVID-19 vaccine 'The Trump' to soften his election blow

Geraldo Rivera visits the Dan Abrams show at SiriusXM Studios in New York City on November 1, 2018. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera has suggested naming the COVID-19 vaccine 'The Trump' to soften his election blow.  He said: "With the world so divided and everybody telling him he's got to give up and it's time to leave and time to transition and all the rest of it, why not name the vaccine 'The Trump?'" The comments came after the president falsely took credi...
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Trump, laden with $400 million debts, plans to cash in on his post-presidency with a book deal, media appearances, and selling rally tickets, according to a report

US President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 21, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images President Donald Trump is considering a range of ways to make money and advance his political brand when he leaves office in January, sources close to the president told The Washington Post.  Facing $400 million debts, Trump is talking about ways to cash-in through selling rally tickets, lucrative speaking gigs and media appearances, according to the report. ...
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Rudy Giuliani's son tested positive for the coronavirus one day after attending his father's sweaty press conference

Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, attends a news conference with his father at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, on November 19, 2020. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of Rudy Giuliani, said on Friday he tested positive for COVID-19 and his experiencing "mild symptoms." His diagnosis comes one day after the younger Giuliani attended his fath...
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Trump considers targeting birthright citizenship with executive order in his last weeks in office, report says

President Trump is seen at a White House briefing on November 20, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images President Trump is reportedly considering putting out an executive order in his final weeks in office to target birthright citizenship, according to two sources who spoke to The Hill.  Ending birthright citizenship — which guarantees citizenship to anyone born on US soil, regardless of the citizenship of their parents — has been something Trump's talked about doing since his 2016 campaign. ...
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New York governor Andrew Cuomo will receive an Emmy for showing 'leadership' during his daily COVID-19 press briefings

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in September. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Andrew Cuomo is set to receive an Emmy award for his daily televised press briefings during the pandemic, the Academy announced on Friday. The Academy said Cuomo will be acknowledged for "his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world." Cuomo said he found the Emmy recognition "flattering" and that ...
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Twitter says it will hand over the official presidential handle to Joe Biden on Inauguration Day, but Trump will still keep his personal account

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter will hand over the official @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden when he's sworn in on Inauguration Day, the company said on Friday. The social media company plans to do the same for other Twitter handles linked to the presidency, including @FLOTUS, @VP, and @whitehouse accounts. This move won't affect President Trump too much as he's been largely tweeting from his personal account @realDonaldTrump. However, his priva...
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QAnon has become a powerful force in Germany, helping to drive Europe's biggest anti-lockdown movement

A demonstrator wrapped in a flag of the German empire joins an anti-lockdown demonstration, in Berlin, Germany, on August 29, 2020. John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Germany has seen a growing anti-lockdown movement which has become one of the largest in Europe. The protesters are an eclectic mix of people, including conspiracy theorists, far-right extremists, coronavirus skeptics, and anti-vaxxers.  Many of the protests have been organized b...
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Twitter says it will hand over the official presidential account to Joe Biden on Inauguration Day

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter will hand over the official @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden when he's sworn in on Inauguration Day, the company said on Friday. The social media company plans to do the same for other Twitter handles linked to the presidency, including @FLOTUS, @VP, and @whitehouse accounts. This move won't affect President Trump too much as he's been largely tweeting from his personal account @realDonaldTrump. However, his priva...
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A student donated $36,000 to say sorry for her lack of dedication to university council role

University of Sydney Campus and Quadrangle in Sydney. Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A student at the University of Sydney pledged to make a personal donation of around $36,000 to the student council after being criticized for slacking in her elected job. Abbey Shi, an art and law student, had not performed her duties as co-general secretary in the last three months and had been ordered to pay back $2,000 of her annual $8,700 pay, which is student-funded. The council m...
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Trump's top aides are 'avoiding' his legal team to distance themselves from his attempt to subvert the election results, report says

Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump in November 2016. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Most of President Donald Trump's closest advisors are avoiding his lawyers and trying to distance themselves from his election results lawsuits, Axios reported. Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, is spearheading the Trump campaign's legal efforts and has been repeating Trump's baseless conspiracies about voter fraud. According to Axios, Trump campaign aides have also deliberately excluded Giuliani from their ...
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Ivanka Trump called the New York investigations into the Trump Organization's finances 'harassment' and motivated by 'rage'

Ivanka Trump at a "Make America Great Again" rally at Total Sporks Park in Washington, Michigan, on November 1, 2020. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Ivanka Trump has described two New York investigations into a series of Trump Organization consulting-fee write-offs, including some apparently paid to her, as a form of "harassment."  She was referring to a that also said that the two investigating officials — the New York state and city state attorneys — had subpoenaed the Trump ...
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An anonymous group of top US CEOs said they would hold off acting against Trump until after the Georgia recount. It's done.

President Donald Trump. Getty Top US CEOs said they would stay quiet about President Donald Trump's refusal to admit that he lost the election, until at least the date of the recount in Georgia, per the AP. The Georgia recount is now done, and confirmed Biden's win over Trump in the state. The CEOs said they might make public statements or put pressure on Republican legislators in their states to distance themselves from Trump. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An anonymo...
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An attorney leading Trump's attempt to subvert the election results is a longtime QAnon supporter

Attorney Sidney Powell speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election, inside the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Sidney Powell, an attorney on the Trump campaign legal team seeking to subvert the presidential election result, has a history of spreading conspiracy theories.  At a wild press conference Thursday, she alleged a vast plot involving the Venezuelan government and financier Georg...
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Trump reportedly told an ally he knows he lost the 2020 election but wants revenge on Democrats for doubting he properly won in 2016

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump told an ally that he has accepted his loss in the 2020 election, but wants to avenge Democrats for disputing his win in 2016, CNN reported. President-elect Joe Biden was projected to defeat Trump two weeks ago, but Trump has still not conceded or permitted his administration brief Biden's transition team. The Trump campaign has tried to deny Biden victory and overturn vote counts with a string of lawsuits in several states. According to ...
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Trump reportedly told an ally he knows he lost the 2020 election but wants revenge on Democrats for disputing his 2016 win

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump told an ally that he has accepted his loss in the 2020 election, but wants to avenge Democrats for disputing his win in 2016, CNN reported. President-elect Joe Biden was projected to defeat Trump two weeks ago, but Trump has still not conceded or permitted his administration brief Biden's transition team. The Trump campaign has tried to deny Biden victory and overturn vote counts with a string of lawsuits in several states. According to ...
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Obama joked that Trump might have to get dragged out of the White House by Navy SEALs if he keeps refusing to concede

Former President Barack Obama on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday. YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live Barack Obama joked that Navy SEALs could remove President Donald Trump from the White House if he refuses to leave after Inauguration Day. He made the quip while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show Thursday night. Trump has refused to concede the election and has launched baseless challenges to the result, with aides saying he expects to stay in office for another term. Obama also said he wishes T...
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A childhood friend of Ivanka Trump's wrote a tell-all essay in an effort to stop her from reentering elite society after Trump leaves office

Lysandra Ohrstrom and Ivanka Trump in New York City in 2007. Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Ivanka Trump's childhood friend wrote a tell-all essay for Vanity Fair, which she hopes will make it harder for Ivanka to reclaim her old social life after the Trump presidency. Lysandra Ohrstrom, a maid of honor at Ivanka's wedding to Jared Kushner, said she wants her to "never recover from the decision to tie her fate to her father's." Ohrstrom alleged that Ivanka was unpleasan...
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A childhood friend of Ivanka Trump wrote a tell-all essay in an effort to stop her re-entering elite society after Trump leaves office

Lysandra Ohrstrom and Ivanka Trump in New York City in 2007. Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Ivanka Trump's childhood friend wrote a tell-all essay for Vanity Fair, which she hopes will make it harder for Ivanka to reclaim her old social life after the Trump presidency. Lysandra Ohrstrom, a maid of honor at Ivanka's wedding to Jared Kushner, said she wants her to "never recover from the decision to tie her fate to her father's." Ohrstrom alleged that Ivanka was unpleasan...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, New York City, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Trump, Palm Beach, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Manhattan Read


Trump's chief of staff told GOP senators to 'make the most of' the next 45 days — an apparent admission that Trump could leave office

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images At a meeting, the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told senators to "make the most" of President Donald Trump's remaining few weeks in office, the Associated Press reported. The remark is striking given Trump's continued refusal to concede that he lost the election. On senator present said Meadows added the qualifier "whether it's 45 days or four years and 45 days," still incorporating the hope that Trump may so...
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Trump's chief of staff told GOP senators to 'make the most of' the next 45 days in an apparent admission that Trump could leave office

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images At a meeting, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told senators to "make the most" of President Donald Trump's remaining few weeks in office, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The remark is striking given Trump's continued refusal to concede that he lost the election. On senator present said Meadows added the qualifier "whether it's 45 days or four years and 45 days," still incorporating the hope that Trump may som...
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