According to the profile on Independent Interpreters website, Heather Mewshaw has been working as a professional sign language interpreter since 1999. She appeared at the press-briefing with Jen Psaki on 25 January, but was replaced in the past days.
At a time when America stands divided and is engaged in what is being described as an "uncivil war", Joe Biden has declared that the impeachment of Donald Trump is the trial that "has to happen". The president has preached the importance of unity, but the scene has now been set for the most divisive political battle in a generation.
Members of the US Supreme Court are appointed for life and the judicial appointments made by each president have a lasting effect on public policy. Some Democrats have proposed adding more seats to the Supreme Court in order to be able to appoint more liberarls to the body.
On Wednesday, American stock markets were rocked by a group of small retail investors cooperating via Reddit to push GameStop company stocks to 1,700% above its previous value in just a few weeks, forcing institutional hedge fund investors to retreat due to huge financial losses.
WASHINGTON, January 28 (Sputnik) - Three individuals affiliated with the Oath Keepers have been indicted in federal court for allegedly participating in the January 6 siege at the US Capitol building, the Justice Department said.
Ahead the 2020 presidential elections, Facebook imposed a temporary restriction on political advertising in order to “prevent misinformation”, pledging that the ban would not be extended indefinitely. The move caused controversy as many accused the social media platform of bias.
Former US President Donald Trump found himself again in the cross hairs of House Democrats - and some Republicans - after being impeached for an unprecedented second time over charges of "incitement of insurrection" prior to the deadly 6 January Capitol riot.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A new poll suggests that a narrow majority of US citizens favor replacing or reforming the current Electoral College system which gives candidates' who win a majority in any state all its population-weighted electoral votes and ignores real voter numbers, the Pew Research Center said in a news release.
While the former US president, Donald Trump, is organizing a post-presidency office within his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort to stay involved in politics, the Senate is expected to start its trial on his impeachment on 9 February, despite the fact that Trump’s term ended on January 20.
In the wake of Trump supporters storming the US Capitol, congressional lawmakers have held several hearings in an effort to gain a clearer picture of the deadly events that unfolded on January 6, and to better understand the security failures that allowed individuals to ransack the federal building and kill a law enforcement officer.
On 6 January supporters of former US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol building as a joint session of Congress was certifying the results of the 14 December 2020 Electoral College vote. During the violent attack four civilians and one police officer were killed.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters that Zalmay Khalilzad has been invited to stay in his capacity of United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation by the Biden administration, which is conducting a review of previous agreements reached with the Taliban.
A former attorney for Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio told a court hearing that in 2014 the right-wing group's leader helped federal authorities bust marijuana growing operations, gambling houses and human trafficking rings. Tarrio has denied the claims.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Congress is investigating $70 million in contracts for potentially ill suited COVID-19 ventilators purchased by the Trump administration, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform said in a press release on Wednesday.
After the deadly January 6 Capitol building riot, government officials have grown increasingly concerned about the possibility of domestic extremists staging another violent event over frustration with the current political climate. In light of potential threats, National Guard troops will remain in the nation’s capital for an extended period.
Protests in Lebanon have been going on for several days, with some of demonstrations growing violent as people take to the streets to protest harsh living conditions and coronavirus-related restrictions.
The National Guard was deployed in the Washington DC after Trump supporters stormed the Congress building on 6 January, resulting in five deaths, in an attempt to prevent the certification of the 2020 election results. The National Guard were tasked with ensuring security and safety during the Biden inauguration ceremony.
Earlier in the day, a Bloomberg defense reporter said that the Biden administration would temporarily pause some US foreign arms sales, particularly putting under review the sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia and of Lockheed Martin F-35 jets to the UAE.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A representative of the US Embassy was given a note in connection with the spread of fake news about protests in Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Newly appointed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was officially sworn into office on Wednesday.