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(USA/Politics/Donald Trump/Mitch McConnell) Mitch’s Nightmare: Will Donald Trump Run for President in 2024? (The National Interest)

Rachel Bucchino The former president has been on a digital hiatus ever since he left the White House last month, but Donald Trump effectively ended the break when he released a seething statement against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, noting that any Republican Senators who stick by the leader’s side “will not win again.” https://nationalinterest.org/feature/mitchs-nightmare-will-donald-trump-run-president-2024-178449

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(USA/Donald Trump/Joe Biden) The Real Winner of Trump’s Impeachment Trial Is Biden (The National Interest)

Jacob Heilbrunn Other than Donald Trump, no one is probably jubilant that the trial came to a swift end than Joe Biden. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/real-winner-trump%E2%80%99s-impeachment-trial-biden-178256

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(USA/Congress/Donald Trump) Why Congress Is Right to Acquit Donald Trump (The National Interest)

Aram Bakshian Jr. I look forward to never having to vote for Donald Trump again. But that choice should be mine, not that of partisan politicians who would bend the impeachment process to declare Donald Trump, the man they love to hate, a non-person in the worst traditions of the old Soviet Union. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-congress-right-acquit-donald-trump-178236

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(USA) Trump’s future: Nine possibilities (Brookings)

John Hudak, Christine Stenglein, and Elaine Kamarck

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(Iran/Donald Trump) Iran imposes sanctions on Trump, senior US officials (Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera)

Iran’s foreign ministry has sanctioned outgoing United States President Donald Trump and nine other current and former senior officials of his administration. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/19/iran-designates-senior-us-officials-including-trump-terrorists

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(USA/Donald Trump) Why Trump is not likely to pardon himself (Sahar Aziz, Al Jazeera)

By pardoning himself, the president would admit guilt for wrongdoing, which he would never do. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/1/19/why-trump-is-not-likely-to-pardon-himself

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(USA/Donald Trump/Foreign Policy) Trump’s Foreign Policy Moments (CFR)

Donald J. Trump’s presidency has marked a profound departure from U.S. leadership in areas such as trade and diplomacy, as well as an across-the-board toughening of immigration policies. https://www.cfr.org/timeline/trumps-foreign-policy-moments

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(Donald Trump/Trumpism) Trump is gone, Trumpism will be gone (Mohsen Pak Aein, IRNA)

Trump was a new phenomenon in the American political system. He had no experience in political science and was not a theorist; but in terms of behavior, he introduced a political practice called “Trumpism” in the international system. This practice of Trump had the following characteristics: 1. Insist on Unilateralism – The United States, led by […]

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(USA/Donald Trump/Steve Bannon) Trump mulls presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon in final days in office (The New Arab)

In his final days in office, President Donald Trump is considering a pardon for his former chief strategist and top campaign aide, Steve Bannon, according to reports by the US website Politico. https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2021/1/16/trump-considering-presidential-pardon-for-former-aide-steve-bannon

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(USA) Twitter’s ban on Trump strips US of ‘moral high ground’ in criticizing others on freedom of speech: observers (Global Times)

Social media’s permanent silencing of US President Donald Trump again exposed the country’s double standards, and stripped Washington’s “moral high ground” in lecturing other nations about “freedom of speech,” Chinese observers said, adding that the recent development on the presidential transition, including the storming of Capitol hill, has taught the US a lesson: freedom of […]

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(USA) Remove and Ban Trump Now (Jan-Werner Mueller, Project-Syndicate)

Although it is a serious matter to deny individuals their basic civil rights, outgoing US President Donald Trump richly deserves such a punishment. For Republicans to avoid being devoured by the insurrectionist movement they have unleashed, they must support Trump’s impeachment, removal, and permanent exclusion from political life. https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trump-must-be-impeached-and-banned-from-public-office-by-jan-werner-mueller-2021-01

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Iraqi court orders Trump arrest over Soleimani drone strike (Al Jazeera)

A Baghdad court has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump as part of its investigation into the killing of top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis last year. Al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of the Popular Mobilisation Forces in Iraq, was killed in the same US drone strike as top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani […]