Why did Trump's top officials lie about China — and Russia? - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Before Merrick Garland took office last week, the new attorney general surely understood that he would face a difficult and almost-overwhelming set of problems — including reconstruction of the Justice Department after the ruinously partisan rule of his predecessor William Barr; overseeing hundreds of federal prosecutions of Jan. 6 insurrectionists; and dealing with the scandal detritus of the Trump regime, which may eventually involve indictments of the former president, his associates and even members of his family.
But this week, we learned of still more troubling issues that may require Garland's attention, when the department of homeland security and the director of national intelligence released declassified reports on foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election. Report reveals how Trump's team conspired to protect his interests as COVID-19 ransacked the US - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Former President Donald Trump's administration is under fire for hindering the government's pandemic response and rolling back Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coronavirus mitigation guidelines in an effort to protect his interests.
According to CNBC News, the latest reports stem from documentation compiled during the House Oversight investigation launched back in September 2020. Based on the documents, the Trump administration is said to have intentionally suppressed COVID-19 testing by rolling back the CDC guidelines. To justify the scaling back of COVID testing, former Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) scientific advisor Paul Alexander argued there was little significance in testing asymptomatic individuals, according to emails obtained by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.
According to the Daily Beast, another report — which would have highlighted elevated death totals in young people — was an area of concern for Alexander. 'I got completely screwed': Biden admin infuriates Trump aides by reportedly cutting off benefits abruptly - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. A substantial number of Trump appointees are outraged by President Joe Biden's latest executive order cutting down the amount of time designated for parental paid leave, according to Politico.
While the newly elected president is not obligated to honor paid leave for political appointees of their predecessors, many have still spoken to the outlet to express their disdain over Biden's decision. The appointees who have come forward have indicated that their parental paid leave requests abruptly ended due to administrative changes, Politico found.
For example, Vanessa Ambrosini, who was a deputy communications director in the U.S. Trump's 'greatest erosion' of support in 2020 was among 'white men,' internal campaign autopsy found. The COVID-19 pandemic might have forced movie theaters to shutter globally last year, but the Golden Globes are going forward — and the nominations for this year's unusual ceremony are here.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced Wednesday morning, and Netflix's Mank was the most nominated movie, scoring six nods including Best Motion Picture - Drama. Its director, David Fincher, was also nominated, as were its stars Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried. The other nominees for best drama film were The Father, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, and The Trial of the Chicago 7. Meanwhile, the nominees for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy were Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Music, Hamilton, Palm Springs, and The Prom. It was a great morning for Netflix, as the streamer led the nominations with 22 nods for films and 20 for television, according to The Wrap. Details on what, exactly, the 2021 Golden Globes will look like amid the pandemic still haven't been fully revealed. Off the rails: Inside the craziest meeting of the Trump presidency. Last month, Axios published "Off the rails," a series taking you inside the end of Donald Trump's presidency, from his election loss to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection that triggered his second impeachment — and a Senate trial set to begin next week.
In this bonus edition, we take you back into those final weeks — to one long, unhinged night a week before Christmas, when an epic, profanity-soaked standoff played out with profound implications for the nation. Four conspiracy theorists marched into the Oval Office. It was early evening on Friday, Dec. 18 — more than a month after the election had been declared for Joe Biden, and four days after the Electoral College met in every state to make it official.
"How the hell did Sidney get in the building? " White House senior adviser Eric Herschmann grumbled from the outer Oval Office as Sidney Powell and her entourage strutted by to visit the president. Herschmann took a seat in a yellow chair close to the doorway. Flynn went berserk. They took Donald Trump to task. Now they're ready to reshape the justice department. On her last day at the justice department in 2017, Vanita Gupta considered taking a picture as she left the agency’s headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue.
But she decided against it. Gupta, the outgoing head of the department’s civil rights division, once described as the “crown jewel” of the agency, didn’t really want to remember the moment, she told a reporter who was shadowing her for the day. Jeff Sessions, then the incoming attorney general, was poised to unwind much of the painstaking progress Gupta, 46, and her colleagues had spent the last four years building. It was no secret that Sessions opposed the kind of court agreements the justice department used to fix unconstitutional policing policies across the country (“dangerous” and an “exercise of raw power” in Sessions’ eyes). Many of those concerns came to pass. Donald Trump's lawyers drafted the long-shot election suit from GOP attorneys general: NYTimes - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. In an extensive report with seven authors and over 8,000 words, the New York Times revealed the 77-day campaign of former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election.
Among the findings from the report, top Republican leaders were concerned about Trump's problems with reality after losing the election. Citing sources close to then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, The Times said, "As he sought the president's help in Georgia runoffs that could cost him his own grip on power, Mr.McConnell heeded misplaced assurances from White House aides like Jared Kushner that Mr. Trump would eventually accede to reality. " Trump admin busted for ‘attempts to shame’ whistleblower who disclosed COVID blunders: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. According to deep dive into how the U.S. government was caught by surprise by the scale of the assault on the U.S.
Capitol, the New York Times is reporting that Donald Trump's Justice Department, at the behest of Attorney General Bill Barr and the president, was moving money and people away from keeping an eye on rightwing extremists and militias to focus on the threat of Antifa. The report notes that FBI officials had been waving red flags about the growing threat of right-wing extremists who were becoming bolder after Trump was elected in 2016 -- but those warnings were brushed aside by higher-ups who wanted to focus on leftwing "thugs and anarchists" because the president was looking for a "winning" issue for his 2020 re-election campaign. That’s All Folks! CJ Hopkins (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) As they used to say at the end of all those wacky Looney Tunes cartoons, that’s all folks!
The show is over. Joe Biden Gets Rid Of Trump's 'Diet Coke Button' On Day One. Yes, it was real.
And yes it's now gone from the Oval Office. According to a 2017 New York Times article, Trump would consume up to 12 diet cokes per day while in the office. Source: Nextar Media Wire (NEXSTAR) – The furniture and artwork may be largely the same, but one ornament has apparently quickly disappeared from the White House Oval Office following the inauguration of President Joe Biden.In the early days of the Donald Trump administration, reports surfaced that the 45th president used a red button atop a small wooden box to summon his caffeine fix. President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button. A historian from the future looks back: What will be most remembered of Trump's presidency? How will historians remember Donald Trump? One hundred years ago, America nearly slipped into a dictatorship. The nation was saved primarily by two things: The fact that the man who wished to be its fascist dictator, President Donald Trump, was too stupid to realize how to correctly respond to a worldwide plague, and the fact that he was a physical coward.
People Are Celebrating Trump's Last Day In Office By Sharing These Savage Tweets (51 Pics) With so little time left in his presidency, it looks like Trump's approval rating will end up below 40%. This is roughly a decline of more than 5 points since the election—a historically large number. In the past, the majority of presidents had actually gained ground during this period, and none have lost it as much as Trump has. "Peculiar Goings On In The Artwork At The White House" (9 Pics) Peculiarium, Portland’s most peculiar art gallery, decided that the White House needed to update its art collection. So, in an attempt to pitch an (un)realistic option, they photoshopped the paintings to make them look like sentient Harry Potter-like portraits.
And it didn’t take long before the subjects in the artworks started “reacting” to President Trump and his actions. Peculiarium shared the humorous images on their social media accounts and the series went viral, prompting quite a few funny comments in the process too! More info: peculiarium.com | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Image credits: Peculiarium “After the election, I was so disgusted, and couldn’t believe that Trump had gotten elected. “I’ve always been a fan of cartoons or posters and I know that people go by imagery now, and if the old adage a picture is worth a thousand words, has never been more true.
Image credits: Peculiarium. Your Sigh Of Relief Is Grounded In Delusion: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. Ahh at long last America is returning to normality: the hub of a globe-spanning empire which rings the planet with military bases and destroys any nation which disobeys it while propagandizing the entire world into supporting its murderousness, without rude tweets. Biden’s inauguration will be a huge relief for people who aren’t actually affected by US government policy. Americans want to believe Trump was uniquely evil among recent presidents because they want to believe their government will become significantly less evil when he leaves. This is delusional and harmful.
The only way to find Trump’s presidency remarkably awful is to (A) greatly diminish the scale of Bush and Obama’s crimes and (B) believe foreign lives don’t matter. Saying Trump was the worst president, even since the turn of this century, is saying that you’re a shitty person. So many Trumpers told me he’d free Assange. Just tell the truth. Thanks for reading! Bitcoin donations:1Ac7PCQXoQoLA9Sh8fhAgiU3PHA2EX5Zm2. Donald Trump’s Presidency in Photos - Best Pictures of Trump’s Time in Office. Donald Trump is many things: a twice-impeached American president, a Businessman who makes Business Deals, a degenerate narcissist, an admitted sexual predator, a conspiracy theorist, a lover of fast food, a snake-oil salesman, the most famous person who ever lived, a servant of Mammon, an inciter of insurrection, and a guy who had a genuinely nuanced take on the killing of Harambe.
But in addition to all that, the 45th president is undeniably one of the great photography subjects of all time. Trump is an outrageous physical phenomenon, from the clown makeup to the bizarro mannerisms, who through his superhuman imperviousness to shame and bottomless lust for attention is constantly sashaying his otherworldly form into absurd and striking photo ops. You've just stumbled on an attempt at that very enterprise. Are we missing any? Feel free to let us know in the comments below. Donald Trump's last two betrayals - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Trump Is Having Trouble Putting Together A Crowd For His Going-Away Rally.
As Rachel Maddow pointed out last night, this is supposed to be "a predictable kind of boring time. " Trump departs White House for last time as president. All Over But The Whinging. Military Insiders Reveal Their Inauguration Nightmare. Trump's Pardon Dump Day - Morning Shots. History Will Crush Trump - The Triad. “At the trial of God, we will ask: why did you allow all this? / And the answer will be an echo: why did you allow all this?” ― Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic 1. Our Long National Nightmare Is Over History judges Gerald Ford kindly. 'Very fine people': Trump and the Jews, an oral history.
The most alarming thing about the Trump presidency. Trump's pardoned allies may not be 'safe' as they think: legal scholar - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. The Constitution endows the President with the "power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States. " Pardons have generally been granted after conviction and sentencing, but since Ford pardoned Nixon, there is precedent for pardoning someone who has not even been charged with a crime. New Video Shows Tense Moments As Capitol Mob Sought Out Lawmakers: 'Where They Countin’ The Votes?!' Trump aide returning to school and driving for Uber after being shut out of job interviews: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Trump buried in ridicule for seeking $2 billion for his presidential library - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.
Far-right extremists call for the execution of 'coward' Trump after he asks for calm following riot: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Pentagon refuses Trump request for military-style farewell parade to accompany his White House departure - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Pence's team suspected Trump was working behind the scenes to sue him: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.
White House Ousted Atlanta U.S. Attorney For Not Pursuing Bogus Election Fraud Probe. Trump, Hawley and Cruz will each wear the scarlet ‘S’ of a seditionist. A disgraced Donald Trump will leave office as one of the biggest losers in history - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. American People Guess They’ll Let Trump Stay President After Seeing How Badly He Wants It.
Rueful Trump Wishes He Knew Republicans This Willing To Overthrow Democracy Earlier In Term. Lead FBI investigator in Blackwater case likens Iraq massacre to My Lai. Government official confirms stunning report about Trump administration 'violations' - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. 'The appalling reality is that Trump may get away with it': Political economist - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Everyone Was Wrong About Trump. Trump can go to jail for his pardons — and it may make it easier to prosecute other crimes: expert - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. How real is the threat of prosecution for Donald Trump post-presidency?
Trump's presidential legacy, by the numbers. Trump issues 26 new pardons, including for Stone, Manafort and Charles Kushner. Medicare fraudster who exploited the elderly in $1.3 billion scheme embodies 'grotesque' corruption of Trump clemency orders - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.
Trump's ghoulish pardons. A Lincoln Project ad reportedly turned Trump against Mike Pence. Pence is now bending. Michael Anton’s ‘Flight 93 Election’ Essay Defined Trump Era. Donald Trump’s Legacy of Lies. It’s over: ‘Safe harbor’ provision secures Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. Trump To Reporter: 'Don't Talk To Me That Way, You're Just A Lightweight' ‘Terrifying people’: Experts explain how Trump’s ‘specious’ lawsuits will never work — and why they’re taking the president to court. The definitive list of the 20 presidential norms Trump broke – and how Joe Biden can restore them - Washington Post.
By Peter Beinart. The Final Gasp of Donald Trump’s Presidency. ‘Furious’ federal judge suggests Postmaster General DeJoy may need to be deposed over missing ballots: reports. ‘I Knew They’d Come Back For Us,’ Say Trump Rally Attendees As Cloaked Figure Beckons Them Toward The Darkness. Who Will Be Forced to Walk the Plank on November 4th? Assessing Your Pain: A Diagnostic Test. ‘Lunatic’ Trump is unraveling and has ‘become a danger to the country’: conservative columnist. The Lincoln Project Creates 'Evita' Parody Of Trump. CNN's National Security Expert: 'This Is The Angriest I've Ever Been On Television' Presidential debate tonight: Guide to issues and candidates. The Republican coup d’etat has begun. Genius Trump Nominates Joe Biden To Supreme Court Forcing Dems To Accuse Him Of Sexual Assault.
Lincoln Project whacks Trump: ‘We end COVID when we end Trump’s presidency’ The Lincoln Project turns Trump's disastrous Fox interview into a Seinfeld parody. Trump Orders Hospitals Not To Provide COVID Data To CDC. In 2020, Trump's Distraction Superpowers Have Finally Stopped Working. The CDC surrenders: COVID-19 spreading too rapidly to be brought under control. Trump Phone Calls With Foreign Leaders Are an 'Abomination': CNN Sources.
Trump struggles as furor grows over reported Russian bounty offer to kill U.S. troops. Donald Trump, asked to lay out his vision for a second term, produces gibberish. What if Trump just gives up? With These Two Scotus Rulings, The Last Justifications for Backing Trump Just Went Bye-Bye. Two new stories show why Trump is unfit for office. Trump Says His Civil War Will Be Even Better Than Lincoln's. How Far Can Trump Push America’s Military? ‘Spinning his wheels’: New report exposes Trump’s complete lack of leadership ability. “I’ll Send You the Contact”: Documents Expose FDA Commissioner’s Personal Interventions on Behalf of Trump’s Favorite Chloroquine Doctor. Trump campaign now rallying a brownshirt 'Army' on Trump's behalf. ‘I know a dying administration when I see one’: British journalist says brutal crackdown will seal Trump’s doom.
Trump’s Presidency is Already Over. Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 320 ways Donald Trump failed to protect us from the coronavirus. Rick Wilson: Trump’s campaign manager Parscale is ‘milking him like cow’ as his re-election bid is dying. NYT praised for ‘jaw-dropping’ front page honoring coronavirus fatalities: ‘A visceral gut punch’ Trump Already Wants to Lower Unemployment Benefits. Leaked documents show how Trump White House ‘muzzled’ the CDC’s early COVID-19 warnings. ‘The corruption is on full display: Trump executive order directs all agencies to gut business regulations amid COVID-19. Actually, the Orange Man Is Bad. Trump administration orders halt to ‘first of its kind’ COVID-19 testing at home project backed by Bill Gates.
How Trump and the CDC Failed the COVID-19 Test. Steve Linick: State Department official investigating Pompeo is fired. Brutal Trump And R.E.M. Parody: 'Losing My Civilians' Do Not Meet With Mike Pence, Go to Jail, or Join the Military. Trump to Message Second Wave As First Inundates U.S.: Report. Trump Unveils Plan To Strategically And Gradually Murder Everyone.
Trump Death Clock: Creator Eugene Jarecki Says “Reckless Mishandling” of COVID-19 Must Be Quantified. Trump Accuses New York Of Padding State’s Mortality Rate By Including African American Deaths. Trump Office of Personnel Management Refuses to Brief Congress.