Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn – National

Donald Trump has pardoned his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, the outgoing president said it is his “Great Honor” to pardon Flynn. Read more: Trump, aides have discussed plans to pardon Michael Flynn: reports “Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family,” he wrote. “I know you will now have a […]

Trump, aides have discussed plans to pardon Michael Flynn: reports – National

U.S. President Donald Trump has discussed plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to U.S. media reports. A person familiar with discussions between Trump and his aides told The New York Times that the Republican president plans to pardon Flynn before leaving office. Read more: Here’s what you need to […]

Nevada certifies Biden win, approving state’s final U.S. election canvas – National

The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state’s final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden. The […]

Trump vows to continue fight to overturn election results as Biden transition begins – National

U.S. President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he is not giving up his fight to overturn the election results, but across the federal government, preparations were beginning in earnest to support President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration. Within hours of the General Services Administration’s acknowledgement Monday evening of Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election, […]

‘America is back’: Biden announces national security team in shift from Trump era – National

Declaring “America is back,” U.S. President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers. “Together, these public servants will restore America globally, its global […]

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as state winner, reaffirming U.S. election results – National

Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump, state officials said Tuesday. The Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice-president […]

‘Carrots refused to concede’: Trump haunted by 2018 turkey pardon – National

U.S. President Donald Trump and a turkey named Carrots appear to have at least one thing in common: They both refuse to concede after losing a fair and open election. Millions of social media users have watched and recirculated an old clip of Trump pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving in 2018, amid his ongoing […]

U.S. election: Here’s what the Biden team gets now that the transition is approved – National

The U.S. government is set to begin working with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team now that the head of the General Services Administration has “ascertained” that he is the apparent winner of this month’s presidential election. Among other things, the ascertainment process gives the incoming president and his team access to officials at federal […]

Biden taps Obama-era officials for Cabinet, signalling sharp shift from Trump – National

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signalling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances and favoured deregulation and tax cuts. The picks include former Secretary of State John Kerry to take the lead on combating climate change. Biden […]

U.S. agency to allow Biden transition to begin after delay: reports – National

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has informed president-elect Joe Biden that the current  administration is ready to begin the formal transition of power process, according to media reports. Read more: Michigan certifies Biden’s state victory despite Trump efforts to subvert election results In a letter obtained by CNN on Monday, GSA Administrator Emily […]