Donald Trump and his lawyers sued again for US Capitol riots
The Democrats are not finished with Donald Trump over the US Capitol riots. As well as pushing for the formation of a special committee, one of its members is also suing Trump and his former lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on charges of sparking riots that killed the six people.
American MP Bennie Thompson is listed as a party to suing Trump and Giuliani. He also sued two far-right groups Proud Boys and the Oath Keeper. In their lawsuit, Thompson accused them of violating the Ku Klux Klan laws of 1871 for plotting attacks on the US Capitol.
"The US Capitol riots are the result of the orchestration of Trump, Giuliani, and extremist groups such as the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys. They share the same views about using intimidation, violence and threats to stop the ratification of the electoral election results," said a press statement on the lawsuit. from Reuters news agency, Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
This will be the second legal process that Donald Trump will undergo if the lawsuit is accepted. Not long ago, Donald Trump escaped his second impeachment attempt which was also related to the US Capitol riots. As for the impeachment proposed by the American Parliament which is dominated by Democrats.
During the hearing, Trump escaped impeachment because the applicant failed to get the necessary voting support. They have to collect two-thirds of the US Senate votes to impeach Trump, 67 votes. The number of votes collected was 57, less than 10 more.
Although Trump was not impeached, the majority of the Senate agreed that Trump was indeed responsible for the US Capitol unrest in various capacities. One of the things was stated by the head of the Senate Minority Republican, Mitch McConnell, after seeing the evidence during the trial.
Joe Biden Wants to Close Guantanamo Prison
Surrounding America (US) President Joe Biden will seek to close the prison at the US base at Guantanamo Bay after the review process. Biden will continue the plan to close the Guantanamo prison that began in the Barack Obama administration.
The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said on Friday last week that the Biden administration intended to close the Guantanamo detention facility, something President Obama promised shortly after he took office in January 2009.
Psaki did not provide details on when the closure of the Guantanamo prison would be realized. According to him, many parties will be involved in this matter, because it requires discussion from the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Justice and other institutions that have not been appointed under the Biden administration.
China 'Refuses' to Open Data, WHO's Investigation of COVID-19 Has No Results
China has refused to provide raw data on the initial cases of COVID-19 to a team of investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO) who are currently in China to investigate the origins of the pandemic.
Australian infectious disease expert Dominic Dwyer said the WHO team had asked for raw patient data from 174 cases China had identified from the initial phase of the outbreak in the city of Wuhan in December 2019. However, the WHO team was only given a summary.
Such raw data is known as a 'row list' and will usually be anonymized. The data contains details such as what questions are asked of patients, their responses and how they respond when analyzed.
"That is standard practice in an outbreak investigation," said Dwyer, quoted by Al Jazeera, Monday, February 15, 2021.
He said that getting access to the raw data was very important because only half of the 174 exposed cases had ever gone to the Huanan market. The wholesale seafood market in Wuhan is thought to be where the new Coronavirus was detected.
"That's why we insist on asking for it. Why didn't it happen, I can't comment. Either for political reasons or timing. But is there any other reason why the data is not available, I don't know," he said.
The mission carried out by the WHO team for four weeks in China to reveal the origin of the Corona virus was completed earlier this week, without any conclusive results or findings.
Until now, the Chinese government has not commented on these claims. But the central government in Beijing stressed the importance of transparency in dealing with the outbreak and cooperation with the WHO team.
WHO investigations into China run into many hurdles. The team, which arrived in China in January, was restricted from visiting and prevented from making contact with community members, citing health restrictions.
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