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BREAKING NEWS: Twitter Permanently Suspends Donald Trump’s Twitter Account

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Twitter said Friday it has permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account, citing the risk of further violence following the assault on the US Capitol by his supporters.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account,” Twitter said in a blog post explaining its decision, “we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of

violence.”

The move came just two days after Twitter temporarily suspended Trump’s account after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol following the president’s speech egging supporters on.

Trump has more than 8.8 million followers on the social media platform.

Twitter also removed the accounts of Dallas lawyer Sidney Powell, Michael Flynn and other high-profile QAnon supporters.

It is following suit with other social media websites. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg blocked Trump from posting on his platform “until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg said in a post.

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US: Republican Senator demands Trump’s immediate resignation

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US: Republican Senator demands Trump’s immediate resignation

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, (Alaska) has called on President Donald Trump to resign immediately, following the riots at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Murkowski, by so doing, becomes the first Republican senator to call for the President’s resignation.

Trump is under fire for inciting his supporters to launch a deadly attack on US Capitol on Wednesday in an attempt to stop the certification of Biden’s victory.

The House has vowed to commence the process for his impeachment and this will automatically rule him out from contesting for the position again.

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” Murkowski said in an interview with the Anchorage Daily News.

“I think he should leave. He said he’s not going to show up. He’s either been golfing or he’s been inside the Oval Office fuming and throwing every single person who has been loyal and faithful to him under the bus, starting with the vice president,” Murkowski told the paper.

President Trump has refused to accepted defeat and has insisted that the presidential election of November 3 was rigged in Democratic Party candidate, Joe Biden favour.

He has, however, been unable to provide proofs that back up his claims and has lost most of the numerous court cases he filed challenging the election result.

 

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China Is The Greatest Threat To Democracy And Freedom Since World War II’ — US Govt Alleges

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China Is The Greatest Threat To Democracy And Freedom Since World War II’ — US Govt Alleges

The United States Government has alleged that the People’s Republic of China is the “greatest threat to democracy and freedom” since World War Two.

The Trump administration has taken a hard line on China, imposing tariffs on Chinese goods and accusing Beijing of intellectual property theft, and hiding the true nature of the Coronavirus disease until it spread around the world.

The US has also made efforts to keep the China-owned telecom giant Huawei out of the American market.

Writing in the Wall St Journal, John Ratcliffe, the US Government’s top intelligence official said China was the biggest threat to democracy and freedom of the world and accused China of growing its power by stealing US secrets and then replacing US firms in the market.

According to him, China is preparing for a confrontation with the US and intended to dominate the world “economically, militarily and technologically”,

Ratcliffe, the Director of the National Intelligence said China had replaced Russia and counter-terrorism as the main focus of US intelligence activities as the Super Power was engaged in a form of economic espionage that carries out “rob, replicate and replace”

He cited an example of a Chinese wind turbine firm that was found guilty in the US of stealing from a US competitor before going on to sell worldwide while the US firm lost shareholder value and fired staff.

He also alleged that US intellectual property worth $500bn (£370bn) was being stolen every year and that it was more common for the FBI to arrest Chinese nationals for stealing research at universities.

He also revealed China had been paying the head of Harvard University’s chemistry department $50,000 a month until his arrest earlier this year.

He said US intelligence showed that China had carried out “human testing” on troops with the aim of developing soldiers with “biologically enhanced capabilities”.

“China had engaged in a massive influence campaign targeting US members of Congress and their staff by encouraging unions at big firms to tell local politicians to take a softer line on China or face losing union members’ votes.

“Beijing was targeting members of Congress with six times the frequency of Russia and 12 times the frequency of Iran”, Mr. Ratcliffe said.

“China believes that a global order without it at the top is a historical aberration,” he said.

“It aims to change that and reverse the spread of liberty around the world.”

Under President Trump, both countries have imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods then.

This year the US ordered a Chinese consulate in Houston to close over economic espionage concerns – Beijing responded by ordering the US to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu. The two countries have also expelled each others’ journalists.

Joe Biden has said his administration will cooperate more with China when he resumes office in January 2021.

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Huge boost for Trump as State of Texas joins legal fight

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Huge boost for Trump as State of Texas joins legal fight

Lawsuits, lawsuits and more lawsuits is the current state of affair in the United States following a controversial presidential election marred with irregularities and allegations of fraud.

As US President Donald Trump, continues to seek justice in an election he claims to have been the legitimate winner, not all, however, has been going well, as courts continue to throw out the Trump campaign’s lawsuits one after the other. But Trump is not backing regardless.

The latest development as reported by Breitbart News, says the State of Texas which Trump won, has joined in the fight by filing a lawsuit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, challenging the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on the grounds that they violate the Constitution.

These four key states have been the beehive of controversy following allegations of fraud, irregularities, and manipulations, all of which are believed to have influenced outcomes of the election in favor of democratic candidate Joe Biden. Trump’s campaign has been fighting tooth and nail to overturn results in these states, but are yet to succeed.

Texas, however, being the latest entry in this fight for justice, argues that these states violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution because they made changes to voting rules and procedures through the courts or through executive actions, but not through the state legislatures. Additionally, Texas argues that there were differences in voting rules and procedures in different counties within the states, violating the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. Finally, Texas argues that there were “voting irregularities” in these states as a result of the above.

Texas is asking the Supreme Court to order the states to allow their legislatures to appoint their electors. The lawsuit says:

Certain officials in the Defendant States presented the pandemic as the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting. The Defendant States flooded their citizenry with tens of millions of ballot applications and ballots in derogation of statutory controls as to how they are lawfully received, evaluated, and counted. Whether well-intentioned or not, these unconstitutional acts had the same uniform effect—they made the 2020 election less secure in the Defendant States. Those changes are inconsistent with relevant state laws and were made by non-legislative entities, without any consent by the state legislatures. The acts of these officials thus directly violated the Constitution.

This case presents a question of law: Did the Defendant States violate the Electors Clause by taking non-legislative actions to change the election rules that would govern the appointment of presidential electors? These non-legislative changes to the Defendant States’ election laws facilitated the casting and counting of ballots in violation of state law, which, in turn, violated the Electors Clause of Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution. By these unlawful acts, the Defendant States has not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote, but their actions have also debased the votes of citizens in Plaintiff State and other States that remained loyal to the Constitution.

Texas approached the Supreme Court directly because Article III provides that it is the court of the first impression on subjects where it has original jurisdiction, such as disputes between two or more states.

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