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George W. Bush says he will attend Biden's inauguration as Trump considers plan for a rival attention-grabbing event

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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George W. Bush will attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, his spokesman has told multiple outlets.
President Bush's chief of staff Freddy Ford said in a statement cited by Bloomberg: "I believe this will be the eighth inauguration they've had the privilege of attending - President Trump's being the most recent - and witnessing the peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of our democracy that never gets old."
President Trump is reportedly considering a plan to skip the ceremony and hold a rival attention-grabbing event, although the White House has...
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Despite Trump's protests, Congress is set to confirm Biden's electoral victory

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden.
The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything but, a political confrontation unseen since the aftermath of the Civil War as Trump mounts a desperate effort to stay in office. The president's Republican allies in the House and Senate plan to object to the election results , heeding supporters' plea to “fight for Trump” as he stages a rally outside the White House. It's...
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Michigan Democrats call for pro-Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood to be disbarred for spreading 'objectively false allegations'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Sidney Powell stands next to Lin Wood as he speaks during a press conference on election results in Georgia.
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Attorneys working to overturn the 2020 presidential election should be disbarred and fined, said Michigan Democrats in a scathing court filing in Michigan on Tuesday.
Lawyers Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, and others, have filed "so many objectively false allegations" that they should be disciplined, said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
"While the First Amendment may protect the right of political fanatics to spew their lies and unhinged conspiracy theories...
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Top CEOs are considering cutting off funding to Republicans who have supported Trump's election challenge, according to Yale's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden
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CEOs of major companies have said they may stop giving money to Republicans who have backed President Donald Trump's challenge to the presidential election results, according to Yale's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld.
Sonnenfeld, founder of Yale's Chief Executive Leadership Institute, hosted a call on Tuesday with 33 chief executives across sectors including finance, pharmacy, transportation, and manufacturing, he told CNBC's "Closing Bell."
About nine in 10 were "talking about cutting off...
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Microsoft employees slam the company for urging Congress to accept Biden's win while also donating to senators who want to overturn the election result

Microsoft employees slam the company for urging Congress to accept Biden's win while also donating to senators who want to overturn the election result

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Microsoft employees publicly criticized the company on Tuesday for claiming it supports the peaceful transition of power from President Donald Trump to President-elect Joe Biden - while it also quietly donates money to politicians who oppose that transition.
Microsoft president Brad Smith on Monday signed an open letter from 170 business leaders urging Congress to certify Joe Biden's electoral college win , which is due to take place on Wednesday.
"At Microsoft we believe a healthy business community depends on our Constitution, the rule of law, and the peaceful...
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Video shows Trump supporters brawling with police ahead of Congress vote to certify Biden's win

Video shows Trump supporters brawling with police ahead of Congress vote to certify Biden's win

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with police, leading to the arrest of at least six of them, as they protested the results of the US presidential election ahead of a Congressional vote to certify the outcome.
Supporters gathered in Washington, DC, on Tuesday night, ahead of the Wednesday meeting where Congress is due to vote to certify president-elect Joe Biden's win in the November elections.
Footage captured by Brendan Gutenschwager, an independent reporter, shows protesters and officers fighting. He said it showed Trump supporters trying to "rush the...
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Trump is still wrongly insisting that Pence can change overturn the election result, and called a New York Times report that said otherwise 'fake news'

Trump is still wrongly insisting that Pence can change overturn the election result, and called a New York Times report that said otherwise 'fake news'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement As Vice President Mike Pence prepares to confirm Joe Biden as the next president of the United States on Wednesday, President Donald Trump continues to insist that his second-in-command can overturn the election results and hand him a victory.
In an early morning tweet on Wednesday, Trump wrote: "If Vice President Mike Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency."
"Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures ," he continued. "Mike can send it...
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