- Republican senator’s loyalty to Trump
- Democrats ask FBI investigate Trump’s Georgia phone call
- Trump pressed Georgia to overturn Biden victory
- Leave military out of it, former defence secretaries tell Trump.
Kamala Harris: ‘We’re going to be inaugurated. Period.’
As Donald Trump continues to contest his loss in the 2020 presidential election with conspiracy theories and baseless allegations of fraud, vice president-elect Kamala Harris made a blunt comment earlier on Monday:
A White House response to Biden saying Trump ‘doesn’t want to do the work’?
Several journalists are flagging the phrasing of the president’s official schedule for Tuesday, which was released hours after Joe Biden said of Trump, “I don’t know why he still wants the job. He doesn’t want to do the work.”
Georgia GOP election rally still waiting for Trump to arrive
At a Republican rally in Dalton, Georgia, to get out the vote for the crucial senate runoff election tomorrow, nothing much is happening, as supporters wait for Donald Trump to arrive.Updated at 20.46 EST20.12 EST
Donald Trump Jr. calls Democratic senate candidates “commie bastards”
Speaking at a Republican rally in Georgia, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr called Democratic candidates for Senate Jon Ossoff and the Rev Raphael Warnock“radical leftist socialist commie bastards”.
Trump Jr to speak at Georgia rally in advance of high-stakes runoff election
Donald Trump is scheduled to speak tonight at a rally to support Republican senate candidates in Georgia. The president departed Washington about an hour ago. In the meantime, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, is speaking to the crowd, telling them that two Republican senators from Georgia would be crucial to blocking the Democrats’ “radical agenda”.
Warnock: Trump ‘spent an hour on the phone in the middle of a pandemic’
In the final day before a Georgia runoff election that will determine the control of the US senate, some Democrats are criticizing Donald Trump’s continuing efforts to overturn his loss in the 2020 election as simply a selfish move by a president who is no longer doing useful work for the American people.
That was the approach president-elect Joe Biden took in a Georgia speech, when he slammed Trump, saying “I don’t know why he still wants the job. He doesn’t want to do the work.”
Raphael Warnock, one of the two Democratic senate candidates in Georgia, made a similar comment about Trump, saying that “he spent an hour on the phone in the middle of a pandemic.”
Washington police statement on arrest of Proud Boy leader Enrique Tarrio
Here’s the full statement from the Washington DC metropolitan police department on the arrest of a leader of a violent far-right group who was helping to organize a volatile pro-Trump rally in DC on Wednesday focused on claims that Trump did not actually lose the presidential election.
Today, January 4, 2021, upon entering the District of Columbia and pursuant to a DC Superior Court Arrest Warrant, MPD members arrested 36 year-old Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, of Miami, FL. He was charged with Destruction of Property related to an offense that occurred on Saturday, December 12, 2020 in the 900 block of 11th Street, Northwest. At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of two high capacity firearm magazines. He was additionally charged with Possession of High Capacity Feeding Device.
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Axios: Dominion Voting Systems says it will sue attorney Sidney Powell ‘imminently’
One of the major targets of misinformation about the results of the 2020 election, a company that makes voting machines, is planning to sue attorney Sidney Powell for defamation, and is contemplating suing Donald Trump, as well, the Dominion Voting Systems CEO told Axios.
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio arrested in DC
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys, a violent far-right, pro-Trump group known for street brawling, was arrested today in Washington, DC, and charged with destruction of property and a firearms offense, according to local police.
Tarrio’s arrest comes days before planned pro-Trump protests in Washington on Wednesday, organized by the Proud Boys and other right-wing activists who falsely allege election fraud and who want to overturn the results of the presidential election in Trump’s favor.
The Proud Boys leader was arrested on property destruction charges related to his admitted role in burning a Black Lives Matter banner torn down from a historic Black church during a previous pro-Trump protest in Washington on 12 December, which DC police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they had been investigating as a potential hate crime. Police said Tarrio, who lives in Miami, Florida, was arrested after his arrival in the District of Columbia today.
DC police said Tarrio had also been charged with possessing two high-capacity ammunition magazines, which were found in his possession when he was arrested. The District of Columbia, which has some of the strictest firearms laws in the nation, bans the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Less than three weeks before Joe Biden will be sworn in as president, Trump has been encouraging supporters to continue to protest over the results of an election he refuses to admit he lost, including what he said would be a “BIG protest rally” on 6 January. in Washington, which experts who monitor extremist groups said they feared would bring more chaos and violence to the US capital, including renewed violent attacks by the Proud Boys on left-wing counter-protesters, the Washington Post reported.