Pro-Trump lawmaker compares U.S. Capitol riot to ‘normal tourist visit’ – National

A Republican member of Congress compared the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as a “normal tourist visit” on Wednesday, in a counter-factual defence of the deadly riot that former U.S. president Donald Trump helped incite. Rep. Andrew Clyde, a rookie lawmaker from Georgia, claimed there was “no insurrection” during a House Oversight […]

GOP dumps Liz Cheney Cheney from top House post over anti-Trump comments – National

Republicans dumped GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post Wednesday for her persistent repudiation of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, underscoring the hold the defeated and twice-impeached former president retains on his party. She defiantly insisted she’ll keep trying to wrench the party away from him and his “destructive lies.” Meeting behind closed […]

Liz Cheney hailed as ‘hero’ by some in Wyoming for rejecting Trump’s false claims – National

When lifelong Wyoming Republican Tage Benson and Democrat Chamois Andersen met for the first time at the Owl in the Attic antiques store in Laramie this past weekend, they quickly put their political differences aside. Their home state’s embattled Republican congresswoman, Liz Cheney, needed to be supported, they agreed, for standing up to former […]

Pro-Trump accounts suspended from Twitter for sharing his blog posts – National

Former U.S. president Donald Trump is still barred from using Twitter — and now, so are bots dedicated to parroting his every word. Twitter on Thursday took swift action to suspend several accounts that systematically shared posts from Trump’s new blog onto his old favourite social media platform. The most prominent account was called […]

Trump launches one-man Twitter clone ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ – National

Former U.S. president Donald Trump once again has the power to blast his unedited opinions, insults and false claims across the internet, with the launch of a Twitter-like website made for one user: Donald Trump. The ex-president’s new micro-blog, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” debuted this week on a page within his […]

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump’s ban on platform – National

Facebook Inc’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company’s suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump in a much-awaited verdict that may signal how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future. Facebook indefinitely blocked Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the […]

Judge orders U.S. Justice Department to release Trump Russia obstruction memo – National

A federal judge has ordered the release of a legal memorandum the Trump-era Justice Department prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr before he announced his conclusion that President Donald Trump had not obstructed justice during the Russia investigation. The Justice Department had refused to give the March 24, 2019, memorandum to a government transparency […]

Rudy Giuliani’s home raided as federal investigators execute search warrant – National

Federal investigators have executed a search warrant at the Manhattan home of former President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The former New York City mayor has been under investigation for several years over his business dealings in Ukraine. Details of the search were not […]

Republican presidential hopefuls move forward as Trump considers 2024 run – National

Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning. Trump’s former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule, visiting states that will play a pivotal role in the 2024 primaries, and he has signed a […]

U.S. sues Trump ally Roger Stone alleging $2 million in unpaid taxes – National

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday sued Roger Stone, saying the close ally of former President Donald Trump owes about $2 million in unpaid federal income taxes, according to a court document seen by Reuters. The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Florida, alleged that Stone and his wife, Nydia, used a […]