US politics

Attorney General William Barr resigning and will leave before Christmas, Donald Trump says

December 14, 2020

Mr Barr, one of Mr Trump’s staunchest allies, went to the White House on Monday, where the president said he submitted his letter of resignation. “As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family,” Mr Trump tweeted. Mr Trump also vented his rage after that the Justice […]

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Joe Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing as one of first acts as president

December 3, 2020

J oe Biden will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as US president. The move marks a notable shift from President Donald Trump, whose own scepticism of mask-wearing has contributed to a politicisation of the issue. Public health experts say wearing a face covering is […]

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US attorney general finds no voter fraud that would overturn result of US election

December 1, 2020

A ttorney General William Barr said no evidence of widespread voter fraud has been found that would change the result of the presidential election in the US. Mr Barr said US attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they had received but found no evidence that would change […]

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US election: Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner following recount in state

November 20, 2020

J oe Biden has won Georgia and its 16 electoral votes after a hand tally of election ballots affirmed the former vice-president’s narrow lead over Donald Trump. The hand tally of about five million votes stemmed from an audit required by a new state law and not in response to any suspected problems with the […]

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Donald Trump fires top election security official Christopher Krebs after he contradicted voter fraud claims

November 18, 2020

D onald Trump has fired the head of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the presidential election, contradicting his voter fraud claims. The US leader fired Christopher Krebs by tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was “highly inaccurate”. Mr Trump is refusing to recognise the victory of […]

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Donald Trump says ‘time will tell who won election’ but US will not go into lockdown on his watch

November 13, 2020

P resident Donald Trump appears to have conceded ground in his legal battle against the election result saying “who knows” which administration will be in charge as Joe Biden flips Republican stronghold Georgia in final results. Mr Trump addressed the nation in the Rose Garden to provide an update on Operation Warp Speed – the […]

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Televangelist Kenneth Copeland manically fake laughs for 40 seconds in mockery of Joe Biden’s victory

November 9, 2020

The incumbent has insisted that he “easily won” and that his Democratic rivals “stole the election” from his administration. Many of his supporters back his claims including, apparently, Mr Copeland. In footage of his Sunday service following the election, the Texas pastor – who is estimated to be worth more than £200 million – tells […]

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Jared Kushner ‘has approached Donald Trump about conceding US election’

November 8, 2020

CNN’s White House correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, said her sources had told her the President’s son-in-law, who is married to Ivanka Trump, and senior adviser has raised the question of concession with him. His campaign issued a statement saying that Mr Biden is “rushing to falsely pose as the winner” and that the race is “far […]

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Joe Biden in striking distance of the White House… but key states remain in play

November 5, 2020

J oe Biden is in striking distance of the White House — but it’s not over until it’s over. The Associated Press and Donald Trump’s favourite channel, Fox News, have declared that Arizona and its 11 electoral college votes are going to  Mr Biden, which would take his tally to 264 against Mr Trump’s running […]

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Trump’s spiritual adviser Paula White-Cain leads prayer service asking for ‘angels’ to rescue his campaign

November 5, 2020

D onald Trump‘s controversial spiritual adviser has led a prayer service beseeching God to support his re-election efforts. Televangelist Paula White-Cain prayed for “angels” to help the Republican in the US election in a service posted online. In the service, she takes aim at the “demonic confederacies that are attempting to steal the election from […]

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