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Dec 29, 2020

Former attorney slams Trump for pardoning war criminals
President Trump has released a campaign-style video despite it being months after the election, as Joe Biden has warned of the massive damage being done to national security because of officials putting up roadblocks for his transition team.
Mr Biden said: Right now we just arent getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas. Its nothing short, in my view, of irresponsibility.
It comes as Democrats on Capitol Hill have overturned President Trumps veto of a military spending bill.
But they did pass a measure to increase Covid stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000, something that Mr Trump has been vocally supportive of.
Meanwhile, Roger Stone has personally thanked Mr Trump for pardoning him during a dinner at the presidents West Palm Beach golf club.
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Trump pressures Senate on $2,000 Covid stimulus
Donald Trump is heaping pressure on the Senate to pass legislation to boost Covid stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000.
Mr Trump tweeted: Give the people $2000, not $600. They have suffered enough!
The outgoing President has long been supportive of the increased payments but encountered resistance from fellow Republicans who oppose the increase.
The House of Representatives voted for the increase to $2,000 on Monday.
Joe Middleton29 December 2020 09:02
House votes to overturn Trumps veto on $740bn defence bill
Democrats on Capitol Hill have delivered a powerful blow to Donald Trump, gathering enough votes to overturn his veto of a military spending bill, in what was the first such congressional rebuff of his presidency. 
Read the story here by Andrew Buncombe: 
Democrats joined by 109 Republicans who side against president
Joe Middleton29 December 2020 08:51