Over phone, Trump tells Pennsylvania hearing U.S. election must be ‘turned around’ – National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday baselessly claimed anew that he had won the election and uttered repeated falsehoods when he called into an event held by Pennsylvania Republicans to investigate unproven allegations of voter fraud. “This was an election that we won easily. We won it by a lot,” Trump declared to the group gathered […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Michigan to consider certifying Biden’s state victory, despite meeting with Trump – National

Michigan election officials on Monday took up the normally routine matter of certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state, meeting against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s unprecedented campaign to subvert the results of the election. Trump’s efforts to stave off the inevitable — formal recognition of his defeat — faced increasingly stiff […]

Trump supporter charged after breathing forcefully on protesters – National

A 61-year-old man who breathed on protesters while wearing a Trump innertube has been charged with assault, after a heated encounter outside the president’s Virginia golf course on Saturday. Raymond Deskins, 61, of Sterling, Va., faces one count of misdemeanour assault after a citizen obtained a warrant through a county magistrate, according to the […]

Trump didn’t ask GOP to ‘interfere’ in U.S. election, Michigan House leader says – National

President Donald Trump did not ask Michigan Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election during a meeting at the White House, a legislative leader said Sunday, a day before canvassers plan to meet about whether to certify Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the battleground state. House Speaker Lee Chatfield was […]