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US Congress To Probe Trump Ally Over Sex-Trafficking Allegations

With the scandal swirling, some Democrats have called on Gaetz to step down.Washington: A US congressional ethics panel said Friday it has opened an investigation into the actions of Matt Gaetz, a Republican lawmaker who faces allegations of sex trafficking and having sex with a minor.The House Ethics Committee said in a statement it was aware of allegations Gaetz "may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted a bribe, improper gratuity, or impermissible gift, in violation of House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct."Gaetz, one of the House members most loyal to Donald Trump during his presidency, has not been ...
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Donald Trump’s Top Diplomat Mike Pompeo Joins Fox News As “Contributor”

Mike Pompeo was on the front lines of the Trump administration's standoff with ChinaWashington: Donald Trump's top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been hired to appear on Fox News as a "contributor," the conservative cable news channel said Thursday."I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security," the former secretary of state and member of Congress said in a statement released by Fox."Mike Pompeo is one of America's most recognized and respected voices on foreign policy and national security issues," Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said. "I look forward to his contributions across our range of platforms to share his distinct perspective ...
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US Lifts Trump Sanctions On Hague Prosecutor, Seeking Cooperation

ICC hailed "new phase" with US after Trump sanctions were lifted (Representational)Washington, United States: US President Joe Biden on Friday revoked sanctions imposed by Donald Trump on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court as the new administration seeks a more cooperative approach, resolving an intense disagreement with European allies.Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo last year denounced the "kangaroo court" in The Hague and imposed both financial sanctions and a US visa ban on its Gambian-born chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda.Pompeo acted after she launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by US military personnel in Afghanistan.The court in The Hague further annoyed the United States by opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestini...
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Meditate, Be At Peace, Trump Buddha Statue Designer Tells Ex-US President

Hong Jinshi has no idea if Donald Trump has seen the statues.Xiamen: Chinese furniture maker Hong Jinshi first created a couple of pint-sized statues of former U.S. President Donald Trump meditating in a Buddhist pose as a fun project for himself last year.Six months on, Hong's amusing hobby has turned into a small side-hustle, with a workshop in the town of Dehua in Fujian province on track to produce an inaugural batch of 250 statues of Trump dressed in Buddhist robes with his legs crossed.Hong was inspired by the potential contrast provided by the two extremisms of Buddhism and a former leader known for his sharp outbursts."Our tradition is that a person who is so old and successful ... should start to enjoy his old age and be more relaxed, but he was still tormented and fretting ove...
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Capitol Police Sue Donald Trump Over January 6 Riot

Donald Trump was sued for inciting the January 6 insurrection.Washington, United States: Two Capitol Police officers sued former US president Donald Trump Tuesday for inciting the January 6 insurrection that left dozens of their fellow officers injured and one dead.Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby said they suffered "physical and emotional injuries" in the riot they said was fomented by Trump, when he was in his final weeks as president and refusing to accept his election defeat."The insurrectionists were spurred on by Trump's conduct over many months in getting his followers to believe his false allegation that he was about to be forced out of the White House because of massive election fraud," they said in the suit filed in federal court in Washington."The insurrectionist m...
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Biden To Let Trump’s H-1B Visa Ban Expire In Win For Tech Firms: Report

The ban on guest-worker visas was not revoked at the same time. (Representational)President Joe Biden plans to allow a pandemic-related ban on visas for certain temporary workers, enacted by former President Donald Trump, to expire Wednesday, according to people familiar with the matter.The moratorium, which affected H-1B visas used by technology companies to hire foreign coders and engineers, was imposed last June. Biden is opting not to renew it, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the decision hasn't been announced. The White House declined to comment.Biden's decision will please business groups, which had pressured the administration to lift the ban ever since the new president took office. Executives have grown frustrated that the directive was not immediately r...
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Biden Expected To End Trump’s H1-B Visa Ban: Report

U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to allow a proclamation from his Republican predecessor that had blocked many temporary foreign workers from coming into the United States to expire on Wednesday, according to three people familiar with the matter.The Democratic president has rolled back many of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies since taking office on Jan. 20 including last month revoking a proclamation that had blocked many applicants for permanent residency - known as a green card - from entering the United States.Trump first issued his directive on temporary foreign workers in June 2020 and renewed it through March 31 before leaving office, portraying it as necessary to protect American workers amid high unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic.U.S. jobless ...
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Look Forward To Staying In Touch: Trump Launches New Website

Donald Trump established his official post-presidency office in Florida earlier this year.Washington: Former US President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump on Monday announced the launch of 'the official website of the 45th President of the United States".The website is meant to allow supporters to request their participation in events, submit letters and ask for personalised greetings, The Hill reported.According to a brief statement from Trump's office, the former first couple is "continually strengthened by the enduring spirit of the American people" and looks forward to staying in touch.The website, called 45office.com, contains a page summarising Trumps' time in the White House as well as another page where supporters can submit comments to the former president, repo...
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Lara Trump, Ex-President’s Daughter-In-Law, Joins Fox News

Lara Trump was an advisor to the 2020 Trump presidential campaign (File)New York, United States: Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of former president Donald Trump, has joined Fox News Channel as a contributor, the network announced Monday.The announcement was made on air on the network which is generally favored by conservatives despite some recent spats between Fox and the former president.Lara Trump, wife of the ex-president's son Eric, was an advisor to the 2020 Trump presidential campaign and has been an unofficial contributor to Fox, which is controlled by the family of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.She has also been considering a run for the US Senate in her home state of North Carolina, according to media reports."I sort of feel like I've been an unofficial member of the team for so lon...
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“Miss Me Yet?”: Trump Talks About Himself In Speech At Couple’s Wedding

At the end of his speech, Trump praised the newlyweds. (FILE)Washington: Former US president Donald Trump stole the spotlight at a wedding in his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida over the weekend, using a congratulatory speech to mainly talk about himself and assail his successor."Do you miss me yet?" a tuxedo-clad Trump asked at Saturday night's function, according to video posted on celebrity gossip site TMZ.His question was met with whoops of delight and applause from guests at the wedding, between longtime Trump friends Megan Noderer and John Arrigo, according to Business Insider.Trump used his moment in the nuptial limelight to blast President Joe Biden on several issues including the US-Mexico border, China and Iran."What's happening to the kids? They are living in squalor, they are l...