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    CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig said former President Donald Trump is facing a real legal test. On Thursday, Trump’s hand-picked special master asked his lawyers to state whether they believe the FBI lied about the seizure and nature of documents found at Mar-a-Lago in August where agents executed a search warrant. Key to the request of special master Judge Raymond Dearie is whether they truly believe Trump declassified a trove of documents found at his Florida estate, as he has stated publicly. Dearie also cited Trump’s public claims the FBI planted evidence. The Washington Post reported Thursday evening: In a Thursday afternoon filing, U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie — the special master — told Trump’s legal team to state by Sept. 30 whether they believe any of the seized items were incorrectly described in the Justice Department’s 11-page inventory list, which said some of the documents were highly classified. Dearie also told them to say whether they are claiming that any items on the inventory list were not in fact taken from the premises. The time-sensitive request puts Trump’s...
    Donald Trump vetoed a plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19 alongside former presidents during the final weeks of his time in office, according to a new book by a husband and wife who worked at the heart of the White House pandemic response. At the time, late 2020, the president had recently recovered from the virus.  But journalists were bombarding officials with questions about when he would be given the new vaccine. 'So we started brainstorming potential scenarios in which the president could receive the vaccine in a public way,' writes Brian Morgenstern, White House deputy press secretary and deputy communications director at the time. 'One of the ideas was to have the president invite the former presidents to the White House—or to some other site—to have all of them receive the vaccine together in a show of unity.' Aides figured that although the president might still have antibodies from his tussle with the virus, the event demonstrate his confidence in the safety of vaccine.  Morgenstern and another aide were tasked with taking the idea of appearing alongside Bill Clinton, George...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson has claimed that President Joe Biden takes 'pills' to boost his cognitive performance before public appearances.  Biden, 79, has strenuously rejected similar allegations in the past, but Carlson claimed on his Friday evening show that he had spoken 'directly' to a witness who saw the alleged medication on the 2020 campaign trail. 'His staff, supervised by Dr. Jill, his wife, was giving him pills before every public appearance. Checking the time, and at the certain hour giving him a dose of something,' said Carlson. 'Before taking the medications, this person said Biden was 'Like a small child.' You could not communicate with him, he changed completely because he was on drugs and he clearly still is on drugs,' the pundit alleged. Fox News host Tucker Carlson (above) has claimed that President Joe Biden takes 'pills' to boost his cognitive performance before public appearances Biden is seen on the campaign trail in Iowa in 2019. He has strenuously denied claims that he takes any cognitive boosters, and his medical report lists no such drugs RELATED...
    During his waning White House days, then-President Donald Trump once privately acknowledged his defeat in the 2020 election, according to a former aide. In an apparent contradiction with his public grumblings about the 2020 election being rigged, he blurted out, "Can you believe I lost to this guy?" while viewing his rival President Joe Biden on TV, former White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin told CNN's State of the Union on Sunday. TRUMP CORRECTS RECORD, SAYS HE HASN'T ENDORSED MCCARTHY FOR SPEAKER "I'm not of the mind that this is going to take down Donald Trump in a legal sort of way," Griffin said. "But I do think it's going to inform the public about a man who lost and couldn't do what we've done for the entirety of our history, which is allow a peaceful transition of power." The House select Jan. 6 committee has sought to prove Trump intentionally tried to overturn the election despite knowing he lost, host Dana Bash told a panel. Griffin then recounted the time Trump acknowledged...
    Jason Miller slammed the January 6 committee in a video post, accusing the House panel of taking his testimony out of context and using 'selective edits' to imply that Donald Trump knew that he was headed for defeat within days of the 2020 election. A clip of Miller's testimony was shown in the committee's first public hearing, along with other advisers who said they had told the president he could not win. Miller described how Trump received bad news from the campaign's lead data analyst. 'I remember he delivered to the president — in pretty blunt terms — that he was going to lose,' Miller said in videotaped deposition.  Why, asks Miller in his Wednesday night video, didn't the committee play his next answer when he was asked about Trump's reaction to the update from top campaign data aide Matt Oczkowski?  'I replied, quote: "I think it's safe to say he disagreed with Matt's analysis," continuing and I quote, "He believed that Matt was not looking at the prospect of legal challenges going our way.  '"And that Matt was looking at...
    Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Donald Trump was 'detached from reality' and that his claims of voter fraud in the aftermath of the 2020 election were 'bulls***', in testimony shown Monday by the House committee investigating the January 6 violence. Trump's former top legal officer described how he repeatedly told the president his allegations were false. And at one point he laughed as he described how Trump supporters had tried to build a case of fraud.   'I was somewhat demoralised because I thought boy, if he really believes this stuff, he has, you know, lost contact with with these become detached from reality,' Barr told the committee in his videotaped testimony.' When Barr pushed back, he said, he was met with little interest  'My opinion then and my opinion now is that the election was not stolen by fraud. 'And I haven't seen anything since the election that changes my mind on that, including the "2000 Mules" movie,' he said before laughing at the film made by conservative activist Dinesh D'Souza, which claims that drop boxes were abused bu...
    Prosecutors are trying to slap a gag order on Trump adviser Peter Navarro to prevent him creating a 'carnival atmosphere' or sharing evidence from a grand jury as he fights charges of contempt of Congress. He appeared in court on Friday after being arrested. Immediately afterwards he addressed reporters outside the courthouse and condemned the manner of his arrest. Two Fox News appearance have followed, in which he claimed he was treated like an 'Al Qaeda terrorist.' On Wednesday, federal prosecutors said they wanted to provide Navarro - who says he is having trouble finding a legal team - with the grand jury evidence that led to charges so that he could prepare a defense. But they said his conduct suggested there should be protections to ensure he does not use the material for a media campaign.  In return he accused them of trying to exploit the fact that he does not have legal representation yet. 'The defendant’s extrajudicial statements, however, demonstrate a substantial risk that, without a protective order, the defendant will use non-public discovery for improper purposes instead...
    Allies of former President Donald Trump are planning a blitz of TV appearances to try to counter the glare of the prime-time kickoff of House Jan. 6th Committee hearings set for next week.  The Trump allies don't serve on the committee itself after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two choices of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana. Both had voted against counting electoral votes certified by states on Jan. 6. But they are plotting efforts to be a part of the conversation. A TV or other appearance by former President Trump is possible as counter-programming.  The activities are coordinated in part by Matt Schlapp, head of the American Conservative Union, Axios reported. He emerged in texts to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows that leaked after Meadows handed some of his materials to the committee.  Former President Donald Trump and his allies are planning efforts to counter-program start of prime time hearings by the Jan. 6th committee next week 'Pls get 4 or 5 killers in remaining counts. Need outsiders...
    Sean Rayford/Getty Images A former prosecutor who investigated Donald Trump said in his resignation letter the 45th president is “guilty of numerous felony violations,” the New York Times has reported. Mark Pomerantz abruptly quit as a senior prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in February after D.A. Alvin Bragg thwarted his attempt to indict Trump. Carey Dunne, a second prosecutor investigating Trump, resigned the same day. In his letter – obtained by the Times – Pomerantz says Trump has committed multiple felonies and that the decision not to indict is “a grave failure of justice.” Pomerantz is a former federal prosecutor who un-retired after being tapped by then-District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. last year to investigate Trump’s business dealings. His resignation letter expresses belief that Trump could have been convicted and that the decision not to prosecute is “contrary to the public interest.” The Times reported Pomerantz and Dunne originally planned to charge Trump with “scheme to defraud,” whereby he allegedly overstated the value of his assets in order to obtain bank loans. However, they later switched to a plan...
    It can be tough to separate the art from the artist, particularly when the artist has separated his own brain stem from his cerebral cortex. Such is the case with Irish rock legend Van Morrison, who’s embraced the COVID-19 death cult with the kind of vigor Donald Trump might embrace a big slab of rotisserie gyro meat in the bathroom stall of a Coney Island Greek restaurant at 3 AM on a random Tuesday. Sadly, Morrison has followed in the footsteps of fellow rocker Eric Clapton, who has gone out of his way to denigrate basic public health measures in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. And now Morrison appears to be in a wee bit of legal trouble for it. In other words, he just received some not-so-”Glad Tidings.” Damn, I still love that song. The Associated Press: Northern Ireland’s health minister is suing Van Morrison after the singer called him “very dangerous” for his handling of coronavirus restrictions. The Belfast-born singer opposes restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, and has released several songs criticizing lockdowns. He denounced Northern Ireland Health...
    A National Security Division official who publicly criticized John Durham’s special counsel investigation before joining the Justice Department has "nothing whatsoever to do with" the inquiry, Attorney General Merrick Garland testified on Wednesday. The answer provided to Congress offers some clarity to the situation after Republican senators demanded in June that Garland respond to the "bias" Susan Hennessey, a former NSA attorney, showed in comments about Durham and the focus of his work, the investigation into alleged tied between former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia, before she was picked for the DOJ role in May. Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn asked about Hennessey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I have to confess I don’t think I’ve ever met Susan Hennessey, and she has nothing whatsoever to do with the Durham investigation," Garland replied. Later in the hearing, Blackburn asked Garland whether he hired Hennessey. “Look, I have sign-off authority for everybody, I suppose in the Justice Department, but that’s the best I can answer with respect to that,” Garland replied. “The...
    MELANIA Trump has no interest in becoming first lady again as her husband Donald teases another run for president, according to a new report. "Being first lady again is not what she wants," a source close to Melania told CNN. "For her, it was a chapter – and it's over, and that's that." 5Melania Trump reportedly has no interest in returning to the White HouseCredit: Getty 5Sources close to the former first lady said she has 'zero interest' in Trump running againCredit: Getty Several other friends of Melania's reportedly affirmed to the network that she has "zero desire" to return to the White House or delve back into any type of public political life. A different source told CNN: "You're not going to see her at rallies or campaign events, even if he 'officially' says he's running again." 'ABSOLUTELY NOT' Replacing the former model at such events, the source said, would be the likes of Lara Trump and Kimberley Guilfoyle, the respective partners of his sons Eric and Don Jr. "They have that same urge Trump has to [run] again;...
    Then-Attorney General William Barr (L) with then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who later become acting attorney general. This is the tale of a presidential election, an investigation, wrangling between the Justice Department (DOJ) and the FBI, and the law of intended consequences. But it's not about 2016; rather, it's the story of 2020. Emails recently released by the House Oversight Committee show the nation's top law enforcement agency and its investigators once again being pulled into playing a critical role in a presidential election—but with a better outcome. This time around, Attorney General William Barr ordered the FBI's involvement in 2020 inquiries as Donald Trump and his eager accomplices flooded right-wing media and MAGA cultists with baseless fraud claims. What Barr's actual intentions were, given that he himself helped stoke pre-election concerns about the integrity of the vote, is a mystery.  In September—against all evidence to the contrary—Barr echoed Trump's claims about voting by mail, calling it "very open to fraud and coercion," "reckless and dangerous," and "playing with fire."   And by November, Barr was ordering federal prosecutors to investigate "substantial allegations" of...
    The State of New York has suspended Rudy Giuliani’s law license over his claims of fraud in the 2020 election, according to a court decision released Thursday. The decision states: Respondent was admitted to practice as an attorney and counselor at law in the State of New York on June 25, 1969, under the name Rudolph William Giuliani. He maintains a law office within the First Judicial Department. For the reasons that follow, we conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020. These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client. We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee. The ruling stated...
    Trump lawyer and Ukraine conspiracy peddler Rudy Giuliani can no longer practice law in the state of New York: A state disciplinary group requested and was granted an immediate suspension of Giuliani's license for lying to courts during his attempts to overturn the U.S. presidential election on Trump's behalf. The conclusions of the Attorney Grievance Committee are devastating: "[W]e conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020. These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client. We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law ..." The committee carefully documents just a few of Giuliani's individual false statements. He lied outright about absentee ballots in Pennsylvania. He lied to a Pennsylvania...
    The New York Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it is suspending Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats await Manchin decision on voting rights bill Newsmax hires Jenna Ellis, Hogan Gidley as contributors MORE’s law license. The court concluded that Giuliani made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” to courts, lawmakers and the public when he was representing former President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE and his campaign in their failed effort to overturn the 2020 election results. In a 33-page decision, the court said the seriousness of Giuliani's "uncontroverted misconduct can not be overstated." It determined that the formal personal attorney for former President Trump should have his license suspended while a...
    A DIE-HARD Trump fan is suing a Long Island town for $25million after being ordered to take MAGA flags off his car. Michael Wasserman claims Long Beach authorities are trying to "silence" him simply for being a Trump supporter. 2Michael Wasserman says he is being silenced The 62-year-old businessman is well-known for plastering pro-Trump flags and stickers on his home and two cars. Now, the hardcore conservative has filed a $25million federal suit against the City of Long Beach, the chief of police, the city manager and a raft of police officers after officials ordered him to remove the paraphernalia on his cars. "I believe the city is trying to silence me because I’m pro-Trump," he told the New York Post. Local authorities claim Wasserman's signage violates an ordinance that "[No] sign shall be erected, affixed or maintained within the perimeter of any … public street or public property". Wasserman parks his car on a public street outside his home. Howard M. Miller, a lawyer representing Long Beach, downplayed concerns Wasserman was being targeted for his political views. "It’s not...
    Elon Musk is Twitter's most controversial public figure, according to an expert.  Tech insider Sam Gilbert says Mr Musk, the pioneering billionaire behind SpaceX and Tesla, has filled the void left behind by former US president Donald Trump as Twitter's most divisive celebrity.  Mr Gilbert says Musk's combination of 'real world power' (the world's second richest man) and his fan base (49.2million followers) gives him a huge amount of influence. As a result, 'Elon Musk is the public figure most likely to cause a Twitter controversy', Mr Gilbert told MailOnline.  Scroll down for video  Tech insider Sam Gilbert says Elon Musk's combination of 'real world power' (the world's second richest man) and his vast fan base (49.2million followers) gives him a huge amount of influence Musk is no stranger to controversy. He was forced to step down as Tesla CEO in 2018 after being charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It was his enforced punishment for an ill-advised tweet where he said:  'Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.' The tweet saw Tesla's share...
    Michelle Obama has revealed she's had the COVID-19 vaccine and is thinking about retiring from public life.   The former First Lady, in a wide-ranging interview with PEOPLE on Wednesday, also opened up on her pandemic year, saying George Floyd's death was a lot to take on during quarantine and that Donald Trump's defeat means 'we can breathe for a moment'. The 57-year-old insisted that Americans should take the COVID-19 vaccine when they were able to and said there was 'light at the end of the tunnel' amid the pandemic.  'I encourage everyone to get a vaccine as soon as they have an opportunity,' she said.  It is not clear when Mrs Obama received the COVID-19 vaccine, or if Barack has also received the shot.   Michelle Obama revealed in a wide-ranging interview with PEOPLE on Wednesday that she's had the COVID-19 vaccine and is thinking about retiring from public life Speaking about the past year, Obama said: 'These have been challenging times. Many people have struggled: jobs lost, people going hungry. We've learned to count our blessings, the importance...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump hit back at the Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal, as well as Senator Mitch McConnell and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) in a scathing public statement released on Thursday. Using the fiery rhetoric familiar to those who followed his now-suspended Twitter account, the former President followed his time-honored “best defense is a good offense” strategy, with a dash of Roy Cohn’s “hit back ten times harder” in this statement. Trump’s ire appears to have been raised by a column published Tuesday by the WSJ Editorial board that mocked the former President’s “grievances” and ridiculed CPAC enthusiasts who continue to prioritize Trump’s personal complaints over a Republican agenda. WSJ noted that under Trump, the Republican party lost control of the White House, the House, and the Senate and criticized the GOP for focusing on Trump’s grievances: Mr. Trump said Sunday that he won’t form a third party because it would divide the center-right coalition and elect Democrats. But he also laid out his political enemies list and is clearly bent on revenge against anyone...
    If you followed along with Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House coronavirus task force coordinator, you might have experienced some frustration at what the White House was (or more accurately, wasn’t) doing in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Some viewers began to wonder why Birx appeared to be tiptoeing around being direct, especially in terms of her sometimes too optimistic-seeming virus projections, and her considerably lenient sidestepping over Trump’s continued failures. On the other hand, at least one clip of Birx seemingly reacting to former President Donald Trump’s babbling went viral, suggesting that Birx was no happier with the Trump administration than the rest of us. Now, in a new interview with Face the Nation on CBS News, Birx, a long-standing expert in public health, talks to host Margaret Brennan about what really happened behind the scenes at the White House. Surprising no one, it was pretty bad: few masks, no “full-time” team, and the feeling she was being censored from appearing on national TV networks. Let’s dig into more specifics from the interview below, as well as if Birx has any regrets. ...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A demonstration by supporters of President Donald Trump to protest his ban from the Twitter social media platform outside the company’s San Francisco headquarters appeared to be a bust Monday morning. The protest was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., but an hour later only a mere handful of protesters had showed up. There were no crowds along the police barriers erected outside Twitter’s Market street headquarters. Inside the headquarters, the halls and offices were mostly empty as thousands of employees have been working remotely in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak since mid-March 2020. In a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday night, a company spokesman said Twitter respects “people’s right to express their views.” “While we respect people’s right to express their views, we’ve been transparent about the factors leading up to our decision last week,” the spokesperson said in an email. “We have nothing to add but wanted to confirm that we continue to have mandatory work from home guidance for Twitter employees.” The San Francisco police said they have plans...
    Comedian and former The Apprentice staffer Noel Casler alleged on Friday that President Donald Trump wears adult diapers and often soils himself in public. In a video released by MediasTouch.com, which can be viewed below, Casler said that the “#DiaperDon” hashtag — which has been trending on Twitter — is not just a joke. In fact, he claimed, it is “based in reality.” “He would often soil himself on The Apprentice set,” he said of Trump, speculating that the commander-in-chief is “incontinent” from all the mind-altering substances he ingests on a daily basis. “You know, all that stuff has a laxative, it has an effect on your bowels and his are uncontrollable. He’s worn diapers since probably the ’90s.” Casler said that he saw this “firsthand” while working on The Celebrity Apprentice a decade ago, alleging that Trump’s assistant Keith Schiller was in charge of changing his diapers and making sure that the real estate mogul does not embarrass himself in public. “You’ve seen it happen while he’s in office,” he added, claiming that Trump soiled himself on at least...
    Economist: Left’s Elitist College-Debt Plan “Progressive calls for President-elect Joe Biden to forgive student debt in his first 100 days of office should be ignored in lieu of a more moderate proposal: forgiveness capped at $5,000 of debt,” argues Beth Akers at The Wall Street Journal. The reality is that most college grads with big debt are fine: “Borrowers with the largest balances are the least likely to default . . . because they’ve often invested in professional or graduate degrees that lead to careers with high earning potential.” It’s those with small debts but no degree who are truly stuck. Since “universal student-loan cancellation” would “bleed the working class to alleviate debt for those with more-lucrative career options,” we should call it “what it is: elitist.” From the right: Anti-racism Icon’s Pay Hypocrisy The University of Wisconsin featured two keynote speakers at its annual Diversity Forum this year, but “prominent diversity consultant Robin DiAngelo raked in $12,750,” nearly 70 percent more than black female author Austin Channing Brown, reports The Washington Free Beacon’s Charles Fain Lehman. It’s a disparity...
    President Donald Trump walks away from the podium after a press briefing in July. Oliver Contreras/CNP via ZUMA Wire Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.For weeks, President Donald Trump has repeated again and again, falsely, that he won the election, and that Joe Biden has only been named the president-elect because of widespread voter fraud and media bias. On a call with G-20 world leaders on Saturday, Trump even said he looked forward to working with the group for a long time, suggesting once more that he doesn’t expect to leave the Oval Office anytime soon. But privately, according to a report by the Washington Post, close aides to the president say that Trump is talking about his plans for life after the White House, in a nod to the reality that Biden will be inaugurated come January. These private conversations are happening as courts continue to shut down Trump’s Hail-Mary attempts to overturn losses in key states like Georgia and...
    By JONATHAN LEMIRE and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kamala Harris returned to the Senate this week for the first time as vice president-elect, her Republican colleagues offered their congratulations and Sen. Lindsey Graham greeted her with a fist bump. It was a sign that many Republicans have privately acknowledged what they refuse to say openly: Democrat Joe Biden and Harris won the election and will take office in January. The GOP's public silence on the reality of Biden's victory amounts to tacit approval of Trump's baseless claims of election fraud. That has significant repercussions, delaying the transition during a deadly pandemic, sowing public doubt and endangering Biden’s ability to lead the portion of the country that may question his legitimacy. “The real-world consequences are perilous,” said Eddie Glaude, chair of the Department of African American studies at Princeton University. “The long-term implications are calcifying the doubt about the election and what that means for the body politic. It could lead to half the country not just being deeply suspicious of the democratic process but also actively...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kamala Harris returned to the Senate this week for the first time as vice president-elect, her Republican colleagues offered their congratulations and Sen. Lindsey Graham greeted her with a fist bump. It was a sign that many Republicans have privately acknowledged what they refuse to say openly: Democrat Joe Biden and Harris won the election and will take office in January. The GOP’s public silence on the reality of Biden’s victory amounts to tacit approval of Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud. That has significant repercussions, delaying the transition during a deadly pandemic, sowing public doubt and endangering Biden’s ability to lead the portion of the country that may question his legitimacy. “The real-world consequences are perilous,” said Eddie Glaude, chair of the Department of African American studies at Princeton University. “The long-term implications are calcifying the doubt about the election and what that means for the body politic. It could lead to half the country not just being deeply suspicious of the democratic process but also actively hostile toward it. It becomes difficult to imagine...
    White House infectious disease honcho Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed, without evidence, that “there’s no appetite for locking down” in the face of a tsunami of Covid cases, and further claimed that we can control the spread of the disease without doing so. On Thursday morning’s edition of ABC’s Good Morning America, anchor Robin Roberts asked Fauci “Do you believe that we’re headed for a national lockdown?” “You know, I don’t know, we would like to stay away from that, Robin, because there is no appetite for locking down on the American public,” Fauci said, and added “but I believe that we can do it without a lockdown. I really do.” He went on to say, “The best opposite strategy to locking down is to intensify the public health measures short of locking down. So if you can do that well, you don’t have to take that step that people are trying to avoid, which has so many implications both psychologically and economically. We’d like not to do that.” Fauci says he likes to stay out of politics — unless...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump participated in the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, emerging in public for the first time since his failed reelection bid to take part in the annual presidential rite.Trump has spent the last several days holed up at the White House tweeting angry, baseless claims of voter fraud after his election loss.He's made no public comments since President-elect Joe Biden surpassed the 270 electoral votes on Saturday needed to win the presidency. Instead, he's offered a barrage of postings on Twitter alleging unfounded claims of irregularities in voting in several battleground states that went for Biden.RELATED: Will Trump concede? What's next for president after 2020 presidential electionEMBED More News Videos People close to Trump don't expect him to ever formally concede but do believe he will grudgingly vacate the White House at the end of his term. Although his official schedule has been devoid of public events, Trump has made several personnel moves - firing his Defense Secretary Mark Esper and installing three staunch loyalists to top defense jobs. Meanwhile, his legal...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to make his first public appearance in several days as he continues to raise unsupported claims of voter fraud.Trump, who will visit Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, has not made any public appearances since the election was called for President-elect Joe Biden, but the president has made his presence felt.From his Twitter account on Tuesday, Trump again raised unsupported claims of "massive ballot counting abuse" and predicted he would ultimately win the race he has already lost. His allies on Capitol Hill, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have encouraged the president's baseless accusations of voter fraud. Trump's tweets were swiftly flagged by the social media network as disputed claims about election fraud.RELATED: Will Trump concede? What's next for president after 2020 presidential electionEMBED More News Videos People close to Trump don't expect him to ever formally concede but do believe he will grudgingly vacate the White House at the end of his term. Trump has blocked Biden from receiving intelligence briefings and withheld federal funding intended to help facilitate the...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to make his first public appearance in several days as he continues to raise unsupported claims of voter fraud.Trump, who will visit Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, has not made any public appearances since the election was called for President-elect Joe Biden, but the president has made his presence felt.From his Twitter account on Tuesday, Trump again raised unsupported claims of "massive ballot counting abuse" and predicted he would ultimately win the race he has already lost. His allies on Capitol Hill, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have encouraged the president's baseless accusations of voter fraud. Trump's tweets were swiftly flagged by the social media network as disputed claims about election fraud.RELATED: Will Trump concede? What's next for president after 2020 presidential electionEMBED More News Videos People close to Trump don't expect him to ever formally concede but do believe he will grudgingly vacate the White House at the end of his term. Trump has blocked Biden from receiving intelligence briefings and withheld federal funding intended to help facilitate the...
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