“He has to go. He is a clear and present threat to the country “

The non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch represents the outgoing US President Donald Trump a devastating testimony out. “Trump was a complete disaster for human rights“, said the director of the group, Kenneth Roth, in an interview with Reuters TV in Geneva. Trump had mocked human rights in his own country. The attack on the Capitol on January 6th is only the latest example of an accumulation of abuse of democratic principles in the four years of Trump’s tenure. Roth called on future US President Joe Biden to make human rights a guiding principle of American foreign policy and to adhere to it “even if it is difficult”.

Trump had ingratiated himself with “every friendly autocrat under the sun,” said Roth. He only criticized states he perceived as opponents for their handling of human rights: Venezuela, Cuba, Iran and “sometimes China”. This “completely inconsistent approach” had no credibility whatsoever. His criticism was powerless because the addressees were aware that it served a different political agenda, not a principle.

Roth commented ahead of the publication of his group’s annual report. He called on Biden to cut arms sales to countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel. In addition, he should criticize India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his policy towards Muslims, even if India will be an important ally in China policy. In addition, Biden should bring his country back to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Under Trump, the United States left the council.

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Debate about impeachment started – Trump administration executes woman convicted of murder

The non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch represents the outgoing US President Donald Trump a devastating testimony out. “Trump was a complete disaster for human rights“, said the director of the group, Kenneth Roth, in an interview with Reuters TV in Geneva. Trump had mocked human rights in his own country. The attack on the Capitol on January 6th is only the latest example of an accumulation of abuse of democratic principles in the four years of Trump’s tenure. Roth called on future US President Joe Biden to make human rights a guiding principle of American foreign policy and to adhere to it “even if it is difficult”.

Trump had ingratiated himself with “every friendly autocrat under the sun,” said Roth. He only criticized states he perceived as opponents for their handling of human rights: Venezuela, Cuba, Iran and “sometimes China”. This “completely inconsistent approach” had no credibility whatsoever. His criticism was powerless because the addressees were aware that it served a different political agenda, not a principle.

Roth commented ahead of the publication of his group’s annual report. He called on Biden to cut arms sales to countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel. In addition, he should criticize India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his policy towards Muslims, even if India will be an important ally in China policy. In addition, Biden should bring his country back to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Under Trump, the United States left the council.

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+++ US elections 2020 +++: Trump defends speech before storming the Capitol: “Completely appropriate”

+++ US President condemns the second process of the Democrats for his impeachment +++ Federal Finance Minister Scholz speaks out in favor of Trump’s early departure +++ The news blog. .

Biden is not afraid – 10,000 National Guards assigned to Washington

The Motto of the inauguration of Joe Biden as US President becomes “United America” be. This was announced by the presidential inauguration committee of the AP news agency. The theme “reflects the beginning of a new national journey that will restore the soul of America, bring the country together and create a path to a brighter future,” stated the committee.

Biden has repeatedly said that he regards unity as one of his top priorities as president in the US. The scale of this challenge became even more apparent after President Donald Trump was accused of instigating an armed riot in the Capitol building last Wednesday.

The inauguration committee announced that one of Biden’s first acts as President of the United States was along with elected Vice President Kamala Harris and her two spouses lay a wreath in Arlington National Cemetery will. Ex-Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and their spouses would join them there. It has to be Show bipartisanism in view of the current national division.

“This inauguration marks a new chapter for the American people – one of healing, unification, coming together, a united America,” said Tony Allen of the Inauguration Committee. “It is time to leave this era of division behind us.”

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Democrats issue ultimatum for Trump’s dismissal – Merkel finds Twitter blocking problematic

The US major bank Citigroup want in the first three months of the year because of the US Capitol storm refrain from making political donations at the federal level. In a letter to the company’s employees, Candi Wolff, who is responsible for government affairs around the world at the bank, told supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump who attacked the congress building: “We want you to be assured that we are not supporting any candidates who do not recognize the rule of law. “

Unlike other companies that pause donations only in view of the 147 Republicans who refused to certify Joe Biden’s election victory, Citigroup explicitly spoke of a suspension of all donations at the federal level.

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Trump and Pence haven’t spoken to each other since the Capitol storming, according to NBC

US-Präsident Donald Trump should according to a media report in another case tried to influence the outcome of the presidential election in the state of Georgia. The “Washington Post” reported on Saturday that Trump had asked the chief investigator of the Secretary of State for the elections, Brad Raffensperger, in a telephone call on December 23 To “find” election fraud. Trump had given him the prospect of becoming a “national hero”.

Raffensperger confirmed the phone call to the newspaper, but said he did not know the specific statements of Trump. But he thinks it is problematic that an elected politician gets involved in an investigation into election fraud.

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After Google also removed Apple Parler from the app store – the Democrats’ impeachment plan is available

The House Chairwoman, Nancy Pelosi, has linked the riots at the Capitol on Wednesday with racism. “It was a manifestation for the world to see it being led here in our country by our President (Donald Trump) People gives, who, for the moment, have placed whiteness above democracy“She said in an online video meeting in her constituency in San Francisco. Most of the crowd who stormed the Capitol after meeting Trump were white.

Pelosi didn’t say whether she would put a second impeachment trial against Trump to a vote in the House of Representatives next week. She said, “The complicity, not just complicity, the incitement of the President of the United States must and will be addressed.”

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More Republicans turn away from Trump – Pelosi talks to US military leaders about possible danger of a nuclear strike by Trump

An election software company wants to prosecute a lawyer associated with the elected US President Donald Trump for defamation. Dominion Voting Systems filed a lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell in a court in Washington, DC on Friday. She had publicly accused the company of using its software to manipulate the US presidential election in favor of Trump’s challenger Joe Biden. The company complained that it was exposed to severe hostility because of Powell’s allegations and that it suffered considerable damage to its image. In the complaint, the company is demanding more than $ 1.3 billion in damages.

As a supporter of Trump’s campaign against the election result, Powell had become entangled in conspiracy theories, among other things. For example, she publicly claimed that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, had back doors built into Dominion Voting Systems’ software that was used to count the votes. Allegedly it was possible because a vote cast for Biden was worth 1.25 votes. She did not provide any evidence. The software was only used when scanning ballot papers. The electoral authorities stress that there is a paper receipt for every vote cast.

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Pelosi speaks to US military leaders about possible danger of a nuclear strike by Trump

An election software company wants to prosecute a lawyer associated with the elected US President Donald Trump for defamation. Dominion Voting Systems filed a lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell in a court in Washington, DC on Friday. She had publicly accused the company of using its software to manipulate the US presidential election in favor of Trump’s challenger Joe Biden. The company complained that it was exposed to severe hostility because of Powell’s allegations and that it suffered considerable damage to its image. In the complaint, the company is demanding more than $ 1.3 billion in damages.

As a supporter of Trump’s campaign against the election result, Powell had become entangled in conspiracy theories, among other things. For example, she publicly claimed that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, had back doors built into Dominion Voting Systems’ software that was used to count the votes. Allegedly it was possible because a vote cast for Biden was worth 1.25 votes. She did not provide any evidence. The software was only used when scanning ballot papers. The electoral authorities stress that there is a paper receipt for every vote cast.

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Trump does not want to attend Biden’s inauguration

The important one US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham rejects impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump under Amendment 25 of the US Constitution. “I don’t think that’s appropriate at this point in time,” said the Senator from South Carolina in Washington on Thursday.

Graham, who had long been particularly loyal to Trump, broke with him after the riots on Wednesday and repeated his criticism on Thursday. “The president needs to understand that what he did was the problem, not the solution,” he said. There have been constant attempts by Trump’s lawyers to spread lies about the election process. But he also defended his decision not to recognize Joe Biden’s election victory for weeks. He justified this with the fact that there had been open court proceedings.

Graham praised Vice President Mike Pence, who led the ceremonial counting of voters’ votes on Wednesday – despite criticism from the president and objections from some members of Congress. “The things that were asked of him in the name of loyalty went too far, were against the Constitution, illegal and would have been wrong for the country,” said Graham.

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