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Sky News 8 Jan 2021

Former Trump spokeswoman Erin Elmore refuses to specifically condemn deadly violence in the Capitol

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Ex-Trump representative Erin Elmore refuses to condemn the deadly violence in the Capitol, saying only that 'all violence' has to be condemned.

A police officer died from injuries suffered when supporters of Donald Trump stormed Congress, bringing the number of lives lost in the riot to five.


Donald Trump makes history: the only US President to be impeached TWICE. The vote in the House of Representatives saw 10 Republicans flip over to vote against their president. Such is the depth of feeling over the violence at the Capitol last week when a mob of Trump supporters, egged on by the President, marched on Congress, occupying and vandalising the premises. In the violence 5 people were killed. In the France 24 Debate we are asking is this the end of the story or just another beginning?
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All 10 living former U.S. secretaries of defense published a joint op-ed in the Washington Post, warning Trump not to use the military to block the transfer of power to president-elect Joe Biden.
President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden's transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on assistance.

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