There is more. Trump could also be charged with obstruction of justice over attempts to impede the Mueller inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and with separate election interference in the state of Georgia (when Trump asked its governor to help overturn Biden’s victory there). … [Read more...] about Pariah-in-Chief: Donald Trump is $1bn in debt, an impeachment trial is due next week, criminal charges are possible – and he’s being abandoned by banks, cronies and even his Mar A Lago neighbours
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By 2008, Lieberman was addressing the Republican National Convention and endorsing Senator John McCain over Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He and McCain are longtime friends, and Lieberman is on the board of trustees of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, a think tank affiliated with the senator. McCain even considered choosing him as his running mate. At the convention, Lieberman strengthened his ties with Republicans by criticizing Obama, saying, "Eloquence is no substitute for a record." With that convention speech, "he just blistered the Democratic nominee, going right for the jugular," says Manley, the longtime Democratic strategist. "He could have given a speech sticking largely to praising Senator McCain, but instead he went out of his way to attack the Democratic nominee." … [Read more...] about How Joe Lieberman Became a Trump Supporter
Rank-and-file House Democrats are calling for a bipartisan commission that would more broadly focus on the growing threat of domestic terrorism and violent extremism after this month’s insurrection. And top Republicans on the House Administration, Homeland Security and Oversight committees — Reps. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisMcCarthy supports Cheney remaining in leadership amid calls for her to step down More than half of House GOP commits to vote for resolution calling for Cheney to step down from leadership GOP divided over Liz Cheney's future MORE (Ill.), John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoHillicon Valley: Intelligence agency gathers US smartphone location data without warrants, memo says | Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian hack on DOJ, courts | Airbnb offers Biden administration help with vaccine distribution House lawmakers reintroduce bipartisan bill to weed out foreign disinformation on social media Cheney tests Trump grip on GOP post-presidency MORE (N.Y.), … [Read more...] about Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack
As the Congressional Research Service has explained in a report for federal lawmakers and their staffs, lawsuits predicated on a website’s decision to remove content largely fail. That’s because the free speech protections set out in the First Amendment generally apply only to when a person is harmed by an action of the government. … [Read more...] about Explainer: Can social media companies boot Trump? Yes.
On Thursday evening, reports emerged that National Guard troops guarding the US Capitol were asked to move and sleep in the Senate parking garage. Since criticism of the troops' treatment ensued on social media, the National Guard members were invited back to the Capitol and into nearby hotels. … [Read more...] about Over 150 National Guard troops for Joe Biden’s inauguration test positive for COVID-19
“The events themselves, and participation in them, has a radicalizing effect. And they also have an inspirational effect. The battle of Capitol Hill is now part of the mythology,” said Brian Michael Jenkins, a terrorism expert and senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation think tank. … [Read more...] about Capitol attack reflects US extremist evolution over decades