Mail-in ballots became a hotly debated topic in the November election, with President Donald Trump warning for months that he could not guarantee a smooth transition of power if he saw evidence of fraud using the ballots. After the election, Trump accused Democrats of using late-night vote dumps in key states to swing results in Joe Biden’s favour.
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have decamped to Florida following her father’s presidency, and the possibilities of the ex-First Daughter’s future politic arc have been triggering a spate of speculations.
Documents filed with the US National Labor Relations Board on 21 January showed the world's largest online retailer Amazon had requested the labor board intervene to halt an upcoming mail-in vote on unionisation, insisting it be held in person.
Former FBI chief James Comey, now a vociferous POTUS critic, was fired by Trump in 2017 after the agency launched a probe into the Democrats' allegations that Russia had interfered in the Republican president’s campaign to boost his chances of winning.
Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump's account after he was blamed for the Capitol riots on 6 January in events that resulted in his second House impeachment, with a leaked recording of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey subsequently shedding light on what appears to be a hidden agenda to push on with censorship policy much further than banning POTUS.
Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had been a central figure in the largely-failed campaign to file lawsuits in attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, based on claims of polling fraud. Sources had earlier claimed Trump was irritated with Giuliani and had not been taking his calls.
On 13 January the US House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump a second time, after accusations from both sides of the political spectrum that his claims of ‘election rigging’ had incited supporters to storm the Capitol. Notably, ten Republicans sided with the accusing Democrats.
The social platform Parler was suspended last week by Amazon, Apple, and Google in the wake of the US Capitol riots on 6 January for ostensibly failing to moderate content inciting hate and violence, prompting the app to file a lawsuit against Amazon Web Services (AWS), accusing the company of violating antitrust laws.
CNN journalists earlier lambasted Fox's reporting as 'irresponsible and dangerous', with Tucker Carlson slammed as a 'a liar' who should have called out the 'insurrection' among Trump supporters amid the Capitol riots.
After Donald Trump was accused by Democrats of ‘inciting’ his supporters to violently breach the US Capitol on 6 January, Twitter took the major step on Friday of permanently banning the President’s @realdonaldtrump account, with the POTUS slamming the micro-blogging site for conspiring with his political opponents.
Tensions had flared during discussion of objections to the certifications of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes as Congress reconvened on 7 January to confirm Democrat Joe Biden's presidential victory after lawmakers had to evacuate both chambers when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.
Earlier, House Democrats indicated they were prepared to move forward with articles of impeachment as early as next week if Vice President Mike Pence does not invoke the 25th Amendment to oust Donald Trump from office for his perceived role in the unprecedented riots in the US Capitol on 6 January.
After supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on Wednesday during certification of Electoral College votes by Congress to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's win, a growing chorus of voices have been urging that the sitting president be removed from office before the official swearing-in ceremony set for 20 January.
After Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden’s win, despite the procedure being interrupted and marred by Donald Trump supporters storming the Capitol, the sitting President released a statement pledging an "orderly transition", while intimating he would remain in frontline politics and feeding speculation that he may run again in 2024.
Thousands of Donald Trump supporters violently stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, as Congress convened to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win, with five people dying in the violence, dozens arrested, and the iconic building in Washington, DC vandalised and ransacked.
The US Capitol was plunged into chaos on Wednesday after Donald Trump spoke at a rally while a joint session of Congress met to formally certify the final electoral college vote, with POTUS supporters breaching the building and triggering a lockdown. According to Washington, DC police, the unrest left five dead; dozens were arrested.
Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, who was the first senator in December to announce that he would object during Congress’s certification of the Electoral College vote to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's win, continued to object to the vote tally in Pennsylvania even as a violent pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol on Wednesday.
As Congress convened to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s November victory, Trump protesters, convinced that the vote had been ‘fraudulent’, stormed the Capitol, unleashing chaos and violence, as regional police departments, reinforced by the National Guard, were called in to reestablish order and enforce an overnight curfew.
Donald Trump finally publicly acknowledged the end of his first presidential term early Thursday, pledging an "orderly transition of power" on 20 January, after Congress formally certified the Electoral College votes in favour of President-elect Joe Biden, despite the procedure being marred by violence as Trump protesters stormed the Capitol.
Washington, DC was thrust into chaos Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol. Now four protesters are dead and at least six people have been hospitalised, including one law enforcement officer. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser imposed a 6 pm curfew in the city, with a public safety emergency order imposed until 21 January.