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Sen. Lindsey Graham blames Trump for Capitol riots and says the president needs to 'understand that his actions were the problem'

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a news conference in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.
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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized President Donald Trump on Thursday after the riots at the US Capitol.
"When it comes to accountability, the president needs to understand that his actions were the problem, not the solution," Graham said.
Graham said he was "embarrassed and disgusted" about Wednesday's breach, and described the perpetrators as "domestic terrorists" that need to be prosecuted.
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Federal prosecutors are investigating Trump's role in inciting the deadly Capitol riots

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Trump addresses supporters in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, ahead of an attack on the US Capitol
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The US attorney in Washington, DC, said Thursday that federal prosecutors are investigating President Donald Trump's role in inciting violent riots that shook Capitol Hill on Wednesday and resulted in four deaths.
"We are looking at all actors here, not only the people that went into the building, but... were there others that maybe assisted, or facilitated, or played some ancillary role in this," Michael Sherwin told reporters on a phone call.
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Amazon is still selling Trump merchandise after Shopify took down the president's official campaign store

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
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Amazon is offering hundreds of Trump-affiliated merchandise for sale as other tech firms suspend the president's accounts after Wednesday's US Capitol siege.
Rioters dressed in "Make America Great Again" hats and waving "Trump 2020" flags violently broke into the US Capitol building. Four people died as a result of the violence.
The company was not immediately available to comment on whether Amazon plans to limit the sale of Trump-affiliated products.
E-commerce competitor Shopify removed accounts affiliated with Trump, including his official campaign...
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Newspaper front pages from across the US and around the world showcase the attempted coup from pro-Trump insurrectionists

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A stack of Thursday's edition of The Washington Times is left outside of an office in the U.S. Capitol building on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Following a rally yesterday with President Donald Trump on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building causing a Joint Session of Congress to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Trump.
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Thousands of protesters from across the US gathered in Washington, DC, on Wednesday to protest the presidential vote certification in Congress.
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Amazon-owned Twitch has blocked Trump from streaming after the 'shocking attack on the Capitol'

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday.
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Twitch has disabled President Trump's official account from streaming, the company said on Thursday.
Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, is the latest in a string of tech companies that have announced censures to Trump's use in the wake of the siege on the US Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.
"In light of yesterday's shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump's Twitch channel," the company said. "Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the President's incendiary rhetoric, we...
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