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Trump State Department aide charged with assault at Capitol

The Daily Beast Myanmar’s Digital Insurgents Have Finally Found a Way to Hurt the Junta JACK TAYLORThis story was produced in partnership with Coda Story.One month after Myanmar’s military seized power in a bloodless coup and declared a year-long state of emergency, daily protests continue to shake cities and towns across the country. Now, in … Read more

Georgia GOP leaders who stood up to Trump back voting bills

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won wide praise last fall for firmly rejecting then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. But now that those claims have spawned an effort to tighten voting laws — one that could affect their political fortunes — the two Republicans are … Read more

Canada lawyer says Trump comments shouldn’t halt extradition

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Comments made by former U.S. President Donald Trump do not meet the standard to halt an extradition hearing of a senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies, a Canadian justice department lawyer argued in a court Thursday. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder and the company’s … Read more

Russian State TV Is Really Missing Trump Now Biden’s Sanctions Hit Over Navalny

MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV Russian state TV program 60 Minutes played the clip of former U.S. President Donald Trump asking CPAC: “Do you miss me yet?” The co-host Olga Skabeeva eagerly replied: “Yes, we do!” Other experts on the Rossiya-1 network nodded and concurred. Trump’s departure has sucked the joy out of pro-Kremlin propagandists, with a host … Read more

‘Abhorrent’ remarks by Donald Trump take centre stage at Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing

Accusations that former US president Donald Trump irreparably poisoned the fraud case against Huawei Technologies Co. executive Meng Wanzhou by threatening to intervene in her proceedings came under the spotlight at an extradition hearing in Vancouver on Wednesday. Meng’s lawyer Richard Peck said Trump had “co-opted the extradition process in an attempt to leverage Ms … Read more

Huawei CFO lawyer says Trump comments a ‘salvo’ in trade war

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Comments made by former U.S. President Donald Trump turned a senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies, into a “bargaining chip” and “co-opted the extradition process,” her lawyers argued in a Canadian court Wednesday as they fought efforts to send her to the U.S.in which Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, … Read more

Biden hits Russia with sanctions over Navalny’s poisoning in another break from Trump

Alexei Navalny appears in a video published by his team on January 18, 2021. Navalny Live/YouTube The Biden administration imposed sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s poisoning. The sanctions impact seven senior Russian officials. US intelligence concluded with “high confidence” Navalny was poisoned by Russia, officials said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. … Read more

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy says Republicans won’t win if they keep putting Trump ‘on a pedestal’

Axios More than a dozen Republicans ditched a vote on the $2 trillion COVID relief bill to attend CPAC CPAC proved such a draw, conservative Republicans chose the conference over their constituents. Why it matters: More than a dozen House Republicans voted by proxy on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in Washington so they … Read more