US President Donald Trump has pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon aspart of a late flurry of clemency action benefiting nearly 150 people.
Thepardons and commutations for 143 people, including Bannon, were announcedafter midnight on Wednesday in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.
Astatement from the White House said: “Prosecutors pursued Mr Bannon withcharges related to fraud stemming from his involvement in a political project.“Mr Bannon has been an important leader in the conservative movement and isknown for his political acumen.” Bannon had been charged with duping thousandsof investors who believed their money would be used to fulfil Mr Trump’s chiefcampaign promise to build a wall along the southern border.
Instead, heallegedly diverted over a million dollars, paying a salary to one campaignofficial and personal expenses for himself.
China said on Wednesday it wanted to cooperate with President Joe Biden's new U.S. administration, while announcing sanctions against "lying and cheating" outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump. Gloria Tso reports.
In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a directive allowing his staff to immediately begin lobbying, reversing his own 2017 executive order aimed at stopping his aides from using their influence for personal gain. Colette Luke has more.
The Lincoln Project is a well-funded group of “never Trump” Republican consultants who banded together to fight against the Donald Trump’s reelection in 2020. Despite finding huge success early on, the group is now dealing with a series of allegations against one of its co-founders, followed by a set of high-profile resignations. In his latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains what we can learn from the Lincoln Project’s implosion.
[NFA] The Biden administration will deliver more than 25 million masks to community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens this spring as part of its battle against the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said on Wednesday. Freddie Joyner has more.
Credit: The White HouseUS president Joe Biden has had his first bilateral meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau virtually, with the coronavirus pandemic stripping the occasion of its customary Oval Office fanfare.The two leaders – Mr Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House and Mr Trudeau in the prime minister’s office in Ottawa – delivered friendly opening remarks in front of the media.Mr Trudeau was commended Mr Biden for quickly rejoining the Paris climate accord, a worldwide pact to curb climate emissions that Donald Trump walked away from early in his term.
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The US death toll from Covid-19 has topped 500,000, according to John Hopkins University. The White House hosted a moment of silence on Monday evening, attended by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Report by Dessentjacksonl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The United States on Monday crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths just over a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County, California. Gloria Tso reports.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged US President Joe Biden to undo restrictive moves against China by the Trump administration, including lifting trade tariffs, in order to repair bilateral ties that were damaged in that process. Jayson Albano reports.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third-ranking Republican in the House, gave differing answers at a joint press briefing about the role of former President Trump in..