Joe Biden will take over from the US president on January 20. For this, some preparations must be made, including a thorough cleaning of the future home. All information in the news blog.

The US presidential election has been decided. Democrat challenger Joe Biden has defeated incumbent Donald Trump. Trump doesn’t want to recognize the election so far – even though he has at least initiated the handover now. Nonetheless, the still-president continues to advance and denounce paperless allegations of fraud.

The White House gets a thorough cleaning for Biden

In view of the corona pandemic, the White House would be cleaned up a lot more thoroughly than usual if Donald Trump is handed over to Joe Biden. The plan is to disinfect all surfaces in the US president’s office, a White House representative told CNN. Delivery is scheduled for January 20 next year.

Typically, the White House is thoroughly cleaned in the few hours after the official inauguration ceremony. This time, however, the carpets need to be thoroughly cleaned – if they are kept at all, as CNN reported Friday. The concrete planning lies with the GSA administrative body.

There have been multiple corona outbreaks in the White House in recent months. Trump, his wife Melania, and numerous confidants and associates also fell ill with Covid-19 or tested positive. There are already stricter cleaning measures in public areas. Cleaning staff in protective suits with spray guns, among others, walk through the rooms. These procedures are likely to be extended to the residential area for the transfer, the White House employee said.

All US states confirm the election results

All US states have confirmed the results of the US election. This means that President-elect Joe Biden will unite 306 voters, incumbent President Donald Trump 232. To become President, a candidate needs at least 270 votes.

The next step on the way to Biden’s presidency is the election rally on December 14. On the same day, the results of the US election will be officially announced. The electorate then elects the new president and must adhere to the results of their respective state.

Regardless, Trump continues his unsuccessful series of lawsuits against the election results. And Trump continues his unproven rant against the alleged bogus election on Twitter – getting one warning after another.

Trump retweet: Chinese embassy speaks of hacker attack

According to the Beijing government, the Chinese embassy’s Twitter account in the US was hacked, resulting in the retweeting of a controversial message from US President Donald Trump. As so often in recent weeks, Trump claimed on Wednesday without any evidence that the Democrats had cheated in the November presidential election.

“If someone was cheating in the election, which the Democrats did, why wouldn’t the election be immediately destroyed? How can a country be run like that?” Trump wrote. According to screenshots taken by Twitter users, this message was subsequently circulated by the Chinese Embassy in Washington. The message later made it clear that it was not own initiative.

The embassy account has been hacked before. “The Chinese embassy’s Twitter account was hacked this afternoon and we condemn such an act,” said a statement on Tweet. The embassy did not retweet that day.

Trump camp continues legal battle against election results

Despite the recent setback at the Supreme Court, Donald Trump’s camp continues its legal battle against his defeat in the presidential election. 17 Republican lawyers from the 50 US states petitioned the Washington Supreme Court on Wednesday (local time) to support a Texas lawsuit in the Supreme Court. With this lawsuit, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is attempting to invalidate election results in the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. Trump challenger Joe Biden won there.

The four states were known as swing states, in which there was no clear majority for Republican Trump or Democrat Biden. All four states have already certified the results. It is uncertain whether the Supreme Court will even accept the lawsuit in Texas. Trump’s lawyers on Wednesday requested the Supreme Court to consider the lawsuit. The Supreme Court had just rejected a request for a warrant on Tuesday, which the Trump camp wanted to destroy the election results in Pennsylvania. The decision did not mention dissenting votes from the nine judges.

On Twitter, Trump thanked state attorneys who, along with their Texas colleague, campaigned “against the greatest electoral fraud in United States history.” Trump has been claiming since the November 3 election that the victory was stolen from him by mass Democratic fraud. So far neither he nor his lawyers have been able to provide convincing evidence. Lawsuits in several states have been dismissed in dozens of cases. Attorney General William Barr also said last week that he had no evidence of fraud to the extent that it would change the outcome.

Media: Biden wants to make China expert Tai the sales representative

According to media reports, future US President Joe Biden wants to make China expert Katherine Tai the US Trade Representative. Tai succeeds Robert Lightizer, the New York Times reported Wednesday (local time), citing quarters familiar with the case. Tai is said to be the first representative of Asian descent and the fourth woman on Biden’s government team. If Tai were officially nominated, the US Senate would have to approve the change.

A lawyer specializing in commercial law, Tai holds degrees from the elite universities of Yale and Harvard and is fluent in Mandarin. She is currently a member of the Finance and Tax Committee of the United States House of Representatives. From 2007 to 2014, she was employed by the US Trade Representative and was responsible for relations with China. Tai also made an impression with her contribution to the new free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. MEPs from Biden’s Democrats and Republicans recommended her for the position of trade official, the Politico website reported.

Previous US President Donald Trump had started a trade dispute with China as part of his “America First” policy. Biden wants to keep trade relations with the People’s Republic unchanged for the first few months. As a trade representative, Tai would have to deal with, among other things, the customs dispute with the European Union over subsidies for the airline groups Airbus and Boeing, and other trade disputes over tariffs on the import of steel and aluminum.

Biden wants former competitor Buttigieg for ambassador posts in China

According to a media report, US President-elect Joe Biden is considering taking up a high-level ambassador position with his former competitor in the run for presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Biden may have regarded Buttigieg as an ambassador to China, news site Axios reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Buttigieg, a war veteran, was previously under discussion for the role of ambassador to the United Nations, but was passed over by Biden, according to the news page.

The 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, played a key role in Biden’s nomination as a Democratic presidential candidate: Biden had been a party favorite for months, but then performed surprisingly poorly in the first primaries. He only broke through in South Carolina. As a result, Buttigieg, his direct rival in the battle for moderate voters’ votes, got out of the running for the presidential election and advised his supporters to vote for Biden. It paid off.

Biden plans 100 million corona vaccinations in 100 days

US President-elect Joe Biden announces 100 million corona vaccinations for the first 100 days of his tenure. The situation is likely to get worse before it gets better, he says. He couldn’t promise that the pandemic would end after 100 days, but it may well turn around. At the same time, he called on Congress to make more money available for the fight against the pathogen.

Trump will not let the lost election go to the ‘vaccine summit’

US President Donald Trump also used a White House “vaccination summit” to further spread his allegations of mass electoral fraud. The reason was the question why the transition team of President-elect Joe Biden was not invited to the meeting about the corona vaccination program on Tuesday. “Hopefully the next administration will be a Trump administration. Because you can’t steal hundreds of thousands of votes,” Trump reiterated his still baseless allegations, which had already been dismissed in court in more than four dozen cases.

At the meeting, Trump praised his administration’s efforts to accelerate the development of vaccines against Covid-19. “In the spring, we will be in a position that no one a few months ago would have thought possible,” the president said. He signed a largely symbolic decree stating that corona vaccines from US supplies would not be made available to other countries until the Americans’ needs were met.

The US Supreme Court dismisses the case against the Pennsylvania election results

Allies of US President Donald Trump have been defeated in the Supreme Court in an attempt to invalidate millions of votes in Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a motion by several Republicans to ban the state from formally recognizing the victory of Democrat Joe Biden. They had objected to amended postal voting laws. Read more here.

Texas goes to Supreme Court in Trump’s election dispute

In the United States, Donald Trump’s camp is now going to the Supreme Court after dozens of dismissed lawsuits to undo the result of the lost presidential election. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing four other states. Read more about it here.

Ex-President Barack Obama sits next to General Lloyd Austin (archive image): Austin is reportedly appointed as Secretary of Defense for Joe Biden. (Source: Reuters)

Media: Biden nominates African-American ex-general as Secretary of Defense

Future US President Joe Biden plans to appoint a black to the US Secretary of Defense for the first time, according to consistent media reports with ex-General Lloyd Austin. The news site Politico and the broadcaster CNN reported local time on Monday evening. Austin, 67, was last commander of the United States Armed Forces in the Middle East (Centcom) from 2013 until his retirement in 2016 and is therefore aware of the current bottlenecks. Centcom is responsible for US operations in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, among others. At the start of his more than 40-year career in the United States military, Austin was initially deployed in Germany, according to Centcom.

Austin would need not only confirmation from the Senate, but an exemption from Congress, the US Parliament. According to current regulations, there must be at least seven years between active military service and an appointment as Minister of Defense. The background is that the Pentagon is run by a civilian. The Prime Minister of Defense of the now-elected US President Donald Trump, ex-General James Mattis, received such a special permit in 2017. Mattis resigned in late 2018 after Trump announced the withdrawal of much of the US troops from Syria.

Austin was in command of US forces in Iraq from September 2010 to the end of 2011. Then US President Barack Obama – whose deputy was Biden – had explicitly praised Austin on the general’s departure from active duty in the spring of 2016. Obama said at the time that Austin’s “wise judgment and unshakeable leadership” had helped him as president. fight against the terrorist militia “Islamic State” (IS).

Trump compares US elections to votes in a ‘third world country’

US President Donald Trump has renewed his allegations of electoral fraud and compared the vote to that in a developing country. “The election was totally faked,” Trump said at a ceremony at the White House on Monday. “It’s a shame for our country, it’s like being in a third world country.” Republican Trump lost the November 3 election to Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Trump continues to refuse to admit defeat. He sees himself being robbed of his victory by massive electoral fraud, but has not provided any evidence. Dozens of lawsuits brought by his attorneys have not changed the results in the major states so far. Attorney General William Barr said last week there was no evidence of electoral fraud to the extent that it would change the outcome.

Reports: US Attorney General is considering resigning before the end of his term

According to media reports, U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering stepping down before Donald Trump’s term ends in January. Barr was able to announce his withdrawal before the end of the year, the “New York Times” reported on Sunday (local time) about three unnamed individuals. News channel CNN confirmed with its own source that Barr’s resignation was considerations.

Barr is considered a close ally of Trump. Trump had publicly expressed his disappointment with his minister last week. This was prompted by his statements in an interview in which he commented on the election results, which Trump had called into question. Barr said he has not yet seen evidence of fraud to the extent that could have resulted in a different election result. Trump then left open whether he wanted to keep Barr, calling the Justice Department a “disappointment.” When a reporter asked if he still trusts Barr, Trump said, “Ask me in a few weeks.”

Trump nominated Barr as Attorney General in December 2018 after Jeff Sessions resigned at Trump’s request. Barr hasn’t made a final decision yet, but he’s not one to be bullied and turn the other cheek, the unnamed source told CNN.

Reports: Biden plans to make Becerra health minister

According to media reports, US President-elect Joe Biden wants to make California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health. This was reported unanimously on Sunday by NBC, “New York Times” and other US media, citing Biden’s surroundings. Becerra is said to be the second Latino in Biden’s cabinet, after the already appointed Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

During his time as a congressman, Becerra was a staunch advocate for the rights of Latinos, campaigning for the health program of then President Barack Obama. In 2016, Kamala, now 62, succeeded Harris as Attorney General for California.

At the time, he was the first Latino to hold this position. During his tenure, he campaigned before the Supreme Court for the so-called Daca program to protect hundreds of thousands of young migrants.

Trump’s personal attorney Giuliani – “Feel Good”

After US President Donald Trump became aware of his corona infection, Rudy Giuliani thanked “ friends and followers ” on Twitter for their concern for him. “I am very well looked after and feel good. I recover quickly and stay informed,” Trump’s personal attorney and former New York City mayor wrote of the short messaging. Read more here.

The best election overseer contradicts Trump

In the US state of Georgia, contrary to President-elect Donald Trump’s claims, there is no evidence of systematic electoral fraud. “We have never detected systematic fraud, not enough to reverse the election,” Southern state senior election overseer, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, told ABC on Sunday. Investigations are carried out in 250 cases with the support of the Georgian police. “But right now we don’t see anything that would undo the will of the people here in Georgia.”

Raffensperger debunked Trump’s demands that postal voters’ signatures should be checked. “We have always checked signatures, I have even increased the check on signatures,” said the State Secretary.

Incumbent Republican Trump claims to have been robbed of the Nov. 3 presidential election victory by mass fraud. There is no evidence for this. At a performance in Georgia on Saturday night he also stated that he had won in the state. In reality, he was narrowly defeated by newly elected President Joe Biden. This was also confirmed by a revision of the census.

Biden: Inauguration won’t be a million dollar event because of Corona

Elected US President Joe Biden has prepared his countrymen for a significantly altered inauguration due to the corona pandemic. It is “highly unlikely” that a million people will attend the ceremony on Jan. 20, Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday.

“My goal is primarily to protect America and still make people celebrate.” Biden said there could be a virtual event, as was the case for his Democrats conference this summer. But he cannot say exactly what the inauguration will ultimately look like. Discussions are currently taking place with prominent members of the Congress.

New US presidents traditionally take their oath of office in January after the elections for the Capitol, the Washington capital, Washington. Barack Obama’s first inauguration, in which Biden was sworn in as vice president, drew more spectators in 2009 than any other event before Washington. About 1.8 million people arrived at the time. Donald Trump was significantly less in 2017, even though he claimed the opposite. Biden has shown the greatest caution in the corona pandemic. The spread of the virus continues to spiral out of control in the United States.

The United States Secretary of State plans celebrations with hundreds of guests

The US has the most corona infections worldwide. Contact restrictions apply in many states. However, the State Department is planning several big parties. Read more about it here.

Trump raised more than $ 200 million in donations after the election

Donald Trump and his Republican Party have raised more than $ 200 million in donations this month since losing the presidential election. The amount of $ 207.5 million (about $ 171 million) went to organizations like “Trump Victory” and “Save America”, such as Trump’s election campaign team and the Republican Party. the evening. Announced Friday.

Trump refuses to acknowledge his defeat in the Nov. 3 presidential election and is sending massive calls for donations to his supporters, including by email. The money should, among other things, finance the legal battle against the election results, it is said. Trump claims to have been robbed of the election victory by massive electoral fraud in favor of victorious challenger Joe Biden. His lawyers have failed in court in more than three dozen cases so far. Some judges made it explicitly clear that they did not see convincing evidence for the charges.

Obama intervenes in the Senate elections in Georgia

Former US President Barack Obama is campaigning for the election of the two Democratic candidates in the state of Georgia to the US Senate. “You have to understand that this is not just about Georgia,” Obama said Friday at an online event hosted by the state Democrats. “This is about America and this is about the world.” The second election to the two Senate seats in Georgia is of paramount importance as they determine the majority in the powerful United States Senate. In the two second elections on January 5, two sitting Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler will face Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.

So far, incumbent President Donald Trump’s Republicans have a narrow majority of 52 of the 100 seats in the Senate. If the Democrats succeed in taking the two seats in Georgia, there would be a stalemate in this chamber of parliament. Then Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would have the final say in the event of a tie – and the Democrats would, in effect, have a majority. In the November 3 election, Democrats were able to defend their majority in the House of Representatives – the other chamber of parliament. Trump lost the presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden at the same time. Harris ran for Biden as the second candidate.

The second round in Georgia will therefore decide whether not only the White House and the House of Representatives, but also the Senate will be dominated by Democrats. Obama warned Friday that the election outcome in Georgia would also have a major impact on Biden’s presidency. If Republicans can have a majority in the Senate, “they can block almost anything.” The senate must approve major personnel decisions made by the president. In addition, the approval of both houses, namely the Lower House and the Senate, is a condition for the adoption of bills.

Biden: Trump’s participation in the inauguration would be important to the US reputation.

The presence of Donald Trump at the inauguration of the future US president in January is important for the reputation of the US, according to election winner Joe Biden. Trump’s participation would only be important in one way, Biden said in an interview with CNN on Thursday (local time), “ That by the end of this chaos he caused, we will be able to show that there is a peaceful transfer of power, with competing parties standing there, shaking hands and moving on. “

He was concerned about the picture the US would paint the world. “Look how we’re seen, they’re like, ‘My God, things like that happen in Blender dictatorships. This isn’t the United States’.” It is Trump’s decision whether to come or not, but his actions will affect the country.

The White House chief of communications resigns

White House communications chief Alyssa Farah has resigned. After three and a half years, she will leave the White House, Farah announced on Thursday. “I am extremely proud of the incredible things we have been able to accomplish to make our country stronger and safer.”

The 31-year-old has held various positions during Donald Trump’s tenure. She started as a press officer for Vice President Mike Pence and then moved to the Department of Defense as a spokeswoman. In April, Farah returned to the White House to become Chief Communications Officer – at the same time as Kayleigh McEnany was appointed spokesman. The Washington Post wrote on Thursday that Farah’s resignation amounted to a silent confession of Trump’s defeat, which the incumbent party has still not admitted.

Trump renews baseless fraud allegations in a 46-minute video

Incumbent US President Donald Trump has renewed his baseless allegations of electoral fraud in a 46-minute video from the White House. Trump made it clear on Wednesday evening (local time) in a slew of allegations against his political opponents that he does not want to accept his defeat against Democrat Joe Biden – and that he continues to see himself as the winner of the election. “The Democrats had faked these elections from the start,” Trump said. US Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday that there was no evidence of fraud to the extent that it would change the outcome of the election.

Trump initially advertised his video, saying, “This is arguably the most important speech I’ve ever made.” His unproven accusations were already known. He accused Democrats of laying the groundwork for “systematic and widespread” electoral fraud by expanding postal voting. Trump himself has not provided any evidence of widespread electoral fraud. The responsible US authorities had spoken of the safest choice in US history. Trump announced on Wednesday evening that he would continue to take legal action against the election results.

The judges must do the right thing, he demanded “respectfully”. “Because our country cannot live with such a choice.” In the highly competitive states – the so-called swing states – millions of illegal votes had been cast, Trump claimed. “And if that is the case, the results of the individual swing states must be destroyed, and immediately.” He won these states “very easily”. In fact, according to the certified results of six major swing states, they each won Biden.

There is no evidence to support Trump’s claim that there are millions of illegal votes. Neither lawsuits from Trump’s lawyers nor recounts have so far changed the election results in even one state.

Biden is warning Americans of many more corona deaths

Elected US President Joe Biden has warned Americans of the dramatic increase in corona pandemic deaths and urged them to take protective measures. “I don’t want to scare anyone, but get the facts: we’re likely to lose another 250,000 people in January,” Biden said Wednesday (local time) at an online event with employees and small business owners. ‘Do you understand me? Because people aren’t paying attention. ‘ The spread of the coronavirus must absolutely be limited.

Biden has not provided information on where his estimate of 250,000 other deaths came from. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the coronavirus has killed more than 270,000 people in the United States since the start of the pandemic. A model by researchers at the IHME Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, estimated that at the end of January more than 502,000 deaths were caused by relaxed protections and more than 367,000 by tougher protections. This model has also been cited several times by the White House in the past.

CDC Health Chief Robert Redfield said Wednesday at an event of the US Chamber of Commerce, “Unfortunately, I think we could have nearly 450,000 virus deaths by February.” However, that has not been agreed, but depends on the extent to which the Americans adhere to protective measures. “The reality is that December and January and February will be difficult. In fact, I believe it will be the most difficult times in the history of public health in this country.”

Trump talks about running for president in 2024

US President-elect Donald Trump has openly questioned a possible presidential candidacy in four years. “It’s been a whopping four years,” Trump said at a Christmas party at the White House Tuesday evening (local time) about his tenure so far. ‘We’re trying to get another four years. Otherwise I’ll see you again in four years. ‘

The Christmas party with representatives of Trump’s Republican Party was not open to the press. After a short time a video circulated, the American magazine “Politico” was able to view the content and was the first to report on Trump’s statements. Trump, who still refuses to admit his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 election, could run again in the 2024 presidential election. The US Constitution only bans more than two terms.

There has been speculation for weeks about the possibility of a new candidacy for the 74-year-old. According to NBC television, Trump is considering announcing his 2024 candidacy on January 20 – the day his term ends and Biden is sworn in.

Trump continues to sue for alleged election fraud

US President Donald Trump challenged the election results in the US state on Tuesday before the Supreme Court in Wisconsin. The complaint alleges that election officials were instructed to add missing information to ballot papers and to issue ballots even without application. Also, the count was partly done in public parks and not in polling stations, the text says. A Wisconsin Supreme Court spokesman said there was no timetable for hearing the case.

Electoral rights experts believe the lawsuit has a higher chance than other recent lawsuits. Nevertheless, it is highly unlikely that the court will allow 221,323 votes by mail to be invalidated.

Shortly before, Attorney General William Barr had announced that the Department had found no evidence of extensive electoral fraud that could have led to a different electoral outcome. On Monday, Wisconsin officially confirmed President-elect Joe Biden as the winner. Biden won Wisconsin by about 20,000 votes to Trump.

After Biden’s win was confirmed, Trump criticizes Arizona governor

After Joe Biden’s victory in the state of Arizona was confirmed, incumbent US President Donald Trump approached State Governor Doug Ducey on Twitter. “Why is he rushing to get a Democrat in office?” Trump wrote Monday night (local time), again complaining of alleged electoral fraud, for which there is no evidence.

“What’s wrong with Doug Ducey? The Republicans will remember that for a long time!” Trump wrote. He then spread tweets from other users, including a report that the Republican Ducey had “betrayed” the people of Arizona. Trump wrote in capital letters, “That’s right!”

Trump has so far tried unsuccessfully to reverse the election results that he emerged as a loser. Before Arizona, other states, such as Georgia, had already confirmed the election results with Biden’s victory. Trump also attacked the local governor, Republican Brian Kemp, as a result. Trump said he was ashamed to support him on Fox News on Sunday.

Telekom boss is also going with Trump

The head of the US telecommunications regulator, Ajit Pai, will leave the White House with the move. Although the FCC is independent, it is a tradition for the president to leave if the president’s party changes. Future President Joe Biden’s Democrats will have the chance of an FCC majority. He will retire on January 20, Pai announced on Monday.

Pai has been with the FCC since 2012 and took over the chair in 2017 after being nominated by Donald Trump. During his time, several controversial decisions were made. The majority of the three Republican members dropped the strict net neutrality rules introduced during Barack Obama’s tenure to ensure that all types of data were treated equally. The FCC was also instrumental in approving the deal between the mobile operators T-Mobile USA and Sprint.

Recently, Pai wanted to reinterpret the “Section 230” regulation – among other things, the basis that online platforms can remove user content. President Trump had “Section 230” in his sights after Twitter posted warnings on his tweets.

Ajit Pai: He was the head of the US telecommunications regulator FCC. (Source: Image Images / ZUMA Wire)Ajit Pai: He was the head of the US telecommunications regulator FCC. (Source: ZUMA Wire / Image Images)

Arizona officially declares Biden a US state election winner

Arizona has officially confirmed future President Joe Biden’s election victory after a number of other disputed US states. Election supervisor Katie Hobbs on Monday confirmed the election results in the conservative state in the southern United States, in which Biden had defeated incumbent Donald Trump by about 10,000 votes. Immediately afterwards, Conservative Governor Doug Ducey signed the relevant documents. Arizona’s eleven electorates now go to Biden.

Trump does not win votes in Wisconsin recount

In the partial recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin, requested and paid for by Donald Trump, the incumbent US president received no votes. After the recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties, Democrat Joe Biden received 87 votes, local newspaper “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reported Sunday. In Milwaukee, Biden won 132 votes, in Dane, Republican Trump received 45 votes. The electoral authority published an overview of all deviations in individual polling stations on its website.

Biden won the northern state election with about three million votes cast and over 20,000 votes. Trump’s election campaign team paid $ 3 million in advance for the partial recount, as the election commission had stated. The recount should be completed on Tuesday. In 2016, Trump had just won the state. Wisconsin has ten voters’ votes in the presidential election.

A second recount is currently underway in the southern state of Georgia. If, as expected, the results of the first recount are confirmed, the state’s 16 electorates also went to Biden as predicted.

Janet Yellen is officially nominated as Minister of Finance

Former Fed chief Janet Yellen is said to be the first woman to take over leadership of the US Treasury. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated the 74-year-old for the post, as he announced on Monday. A team is being built around Yellen that must quickly ensure economic improvement in the Corona crisis, Biden emphasizes.

Yellen headed the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018. When her term came to an end, President Donald Trump did not nominate her again, but instead chose Jerome Powell, who currently heads the central bank.

Biden introduces communications team: Jen Psaki becomes spokeswoman

US President-elect Joe Biden wants to bring Jen Psaki to the White House as spokeswoman. She has served on the board of former Democratic President Barack Obama, White House communications director, and State Department spokeswoman. “Communicating directly and truthfully with the people of America is one of the most important duties of a president,” Biden said on Sunday (local time).

Since the election, Psaki had conducted several briefings with journalists for Biden. She was direct, clear and professional. Your deputy in the White House will be Karine Jean-Pierre, who last worked for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as Biden’s office said.

The other prominent positions in his communications team also go to women. “I am proud to announce today that the White House is the first high-ranking communications team with only women,” said Biden. Biden’s current deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, is slated to become the White House communications director – a role more to do with overall communications strategy. Pili Tobar in turn becomes Bedingfields’ deputy. An adviser to Biden’s campaign team, Symone Sanders, becomes the vice president’s spokeswoman; Ashley’s director of communications Etienne Harris.

Media: Biden is also considering longtime companions for the corporate team

According to newspaper reports, President-elect Joe Biden relies on old companions from his time as vice president during the Obama administration for his economic team. Brian Deese, who was a White House adviser to former President Barack Obama, will chair the National Economic Council, the New York Times reported Sunday, citing three people familiar with the case. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Sunday that Biden Wally Adeyemo, also a senior economic adviser to Obama, is considering for the deputy position in the Treasury Department under Janet Yellen. Adeyemo is currently president of the Obama Foundation. Neera Tanden is also discussed as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Before Tanden took over at the Center for American Progress, she was a health advisor to the Obama administration and was also part of the campaign team for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Economist Cecilia Rouse is appointed chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, WSJ reports. Rouse, an economist at Princeton University, was previously part of Obama’s economic adviser.

According to the WSJ, economists Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey should join Biden’s team. Bernstein is considered one of Biden’s closest confidants, who has already been his chief economic adviser in the fight against the 2009 recession during Biden’s time as vice president under Obama. Boushey previously worked with the Biden team as an unofficial economic advisor as an executive director and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth think tank.

Trump supporter wants a million donation back

American entrepreneur Fredric Eshelman wanted to help Donald Trump’s team with a donation of $ 2.5 million to expose the alleged fraud in the US election. The money went to the “True the Vote” organization, which sought to file lawsuits against the seven state results Trump lost to Joe Biden.

However, the organization did not take legal action against the unproven electoral fraud and stopped its campaign. Eshelman reports that he “regularly and continuously” asked for news about the planned lawsuits, but only received vague answers and empty promises.

Eshelman, the former president of a pharmaceutical company, is now demanding the refund of his donations. It was previously said that he was offered to get back a million dollars if he declined a lawsuit. But the entrepreneur did not want to get involved.

Court dismisses lawsuit – Trump team wants to go to Supreme Court

Donald Trump has suffered another defeat in his quest for Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election. The Pennsylvania Court of Appeals on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by its attorneys against the Nov. 3 vote. The justification of the judges is clear: “Allegations of dishonesty must be taken seriously. But an election is not made unfair by calling it that. It takes concrete allegations and then evidence. This was not known to us.”

Trump’s legal counsel Jenna Ellis announced that she and her colleagues would continue to track down alleged evidence of “massive fraud”. If necessary, one would go to the US Supreme Court.

Biden calls for unity in the fight against Corona

US President-elect Joe Biden has called on Americans to unite in the fight against the corona pandemic. “I know the country has grown tired of the fight. We must remember that we are at war with the virus, not with each other, not with each other,” Biden said Wednesday in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden addressed the Americans in admonition this Thursday on the occasion of the Thanksgiving holiday. Families and friends usually gather for big Thanksgiving parties. Biden again called on the Americans to refrain from this because of the corona risk. Given the “dramatic increase” in new infections, Biden called for efforts to “double” the pandemic.

“We have months ahead of us in this fight,” said Biden. At the same time, he tried to inspire confidence. “If you look back at our history, you can see that the soul of our nation was forged under the most difficult of circumstances.”

Biden warned that the number of new infections detected per day from the current 160,000 will soon rise to 200,000 and could overload the healthcare system in some places. Every American should do his part, for example by wearing masks, observing distance rules and avoiding crowds. In the country of about 330 million inhabitants, about 12.7 million infections have been diagnosed since the start of the pandemic and more than 261,000 deaths have been reported from an infection.

Democrat Biden won the Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the November 3 election. Biden will be sworn in as the new president on January 20. In his speech on Wednesday, he indirectly criticized Trump for questioning the election results. “Our democracy was tested this year,” said Biden. “In America, we have full and fair and free elections. And then we accept the results.”

Trump, meanwhile, held on to his baseless statement that he had won the presidential election. “The Democrats lost the election. They cheated,” Trump said at a gathering of Republican senators in the US state of Pennsylvania. “We have to reverse the election.” According to reports in the US media, Trump was originally supposed to be in Gettysburg in person. However, he was eventually connected with his lawyer Jenna Ellis, who held her smartphone up to a microphone to amplify Trump’s voice.

The White House approves intelligence briefings for Biden

After weeks of blockade, US President-elect Joe Biden can receive the daily briefing from US secret services. There was a corresponding White House approval in the afternoon, a spokesman for the office of the director of US intelligence said Tuesday (local time) upon request.

In the United States, it is common for the president-elect to be briefed daily before the January inauguration of the intelligence services’ findings – as is the incumbent president. According to reporters in Wilmington on Tuesday, Biden said he had not yet received a briefing, but would receive it regularly in the future.

Michigan and Pennsylvania governors declare Biden’s victory

The governors of Michigan and Pennsylvania have formally confirmed the election victories of US President-elect Joe Biden in their states. “It’s official!”, Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

The certificates were presented to the National Archivist in Washington. Tom Wolf signed for Pennsylvania. “Our election officials are under constant attack,” he wrote of the time since the November 3 elections.

They have done their job “in an admirable and honorable manner.” Both states were seen as central to any chance President Donald Trump had to reverse the election. On Monday he paved the way for the transfer of power.

Joe Biden: The President-Elect and his team now have access to a number of government resources. (Source: AP / dpa / Carolyn Kaster)Joe Biden: The President-Elect and his team now have access to a number of government resources. (Source: Carolyn Kaster / AP / dpa)

Handover begins: This is how the Biden team responds

US President-elect Joe Biden’s team wants to talk to current government officials about the corona crisis and national security following the end of the blockade of orderly entry into office. “Today’s decision is a necessary step to meet the challenges our country is facing,” Yohannes Abraham von Biden’s transition team said on Monday evening (local time). Biden’s team would also use the next few days’ rallies to “gain a full understanding of the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine government agencies.”

The relevant authority GSA on Monday gave the green light for the incumbent administration of President Donald Trump to cooperate with Biden’s team. This officially begins the process of handing over from Trump to Joe Biden.

Biden’s Michigan election victory was finally confirmed

The US state of Michigan officially confirmed the results of the US presidential election on Monday with the victory of Joe Biden. Defeated President Donald Trump suffered another setback in his attempts to reverse the November 3 election outcome with legal attacks. In an election commission that was streamed live on the Internet, the two Democrats and one of the two Republicans voted to confirm the results. A Republican member abstained.

Michigan will cast 16 votes from electoral voters who will ultimately elect the president in mid-December. The appeal requires 270 votes from voters who are required to vote in their country according to the results. Biden got 306 voters behind him. In Michigan, he won by more than 150,000 votes.

Trump’s Republicans tried to delay official recognition of the results in Michigan with lawsuits, but failed on several attempts in court. Trump’s attorneys followed the strategy of completely invalidating the election results in several disputed states. Instead, local parliaments would then have to nominate voters themselves, who would then vote for Trump. Experts gave the plans little chance given their poor legal basis. Trump invited Republican leaders from the House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate to the White House this weekend, but they do not support the plan.

Biden wants to “reinvigorate” transatlantic relations

Elected US President Joe Biden has spoken out in favor of strengthening the transatlantic relationship. In a phone conversation with Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Biden reaffirmed his will to “deepen and revitalize” relations between the European Union and the US, Biden’s transition team said Monday. After the phone call, von der Leyen spoke of a “new beginning of the global partnership” between the EU and the US.

Charles Michel, President of the EU Council, who also spoke with Biden over the phone, called for the rebuilding of a “strong alliance”. There are künftigen US-Präsidenten zu einem Treffen with the EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs im kommenden Jahr in Brüssel ein. Those Europäer courts auf eine scary Zusammenarbeit mit Biden nach four Jahren Differenzen und Affronts unter dem divorced US-Präsidenten Donald Trump.

Biden sprach am Montag auch mit Nato-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg und sicherte ihm nach Angaben seines Teams die dauerhaft Unterstützung seiner künftigen Regierung zu. There habe sich auch zur Beistandsklausel nach Article 5 des Nordatlantikvertrags bekannt.

Stoltenberg erwartet von Biden ähnlichen Druck wie von Trump

NATO estimates that future US President Joe Biden, like incumbent President Donald Trump, will expect Europeans to increase their defense spending. Das sagte Nato-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg den Zeitungen der Funke Mediengruppe (Dienstag). Trump habe “seinen eigenen Stil” gehabt und seine Erwartungen an die Europäer “ziemlich klar” ausgedrückt. “Aber ich bin sicher, dass der gewählte Präsident Biden die gleiche Erwartung an die europäischen Partner äußern wird”, betonte Stoltenberg. Allerdings sei er sicher, dass die Nato mit Biden einen “starken Unterstützer der Allianz”, der die Nato sehr gut knowne.

Stoltenberg warnte vor Überlegungen, that Zwei-Prozent-Ziel bei den Verteidigungsausgaben der Nato-Staaten roads des finanziellen Drucks durch that establish Corona-Krise in Frage zu. “The most wichtig Aufgabe der Nato is to prevent, that which is Corona-Gesundheitskrise eine Sicherheitskrise. Deshalb müssen wir weiter mehr investieren”, said there. Die Bedrohungen und Herausforderungen in Sicherheitsfragen seien während der Pandemie have become more wicked.

Gleichzeitig warnte Stoltenberg in der Debatte um eine eigenständige europäische Sicherheitspolitik voor einer Schwächung der Nato und der Spaltung Europas. “Tatsache ist, dass die Europäische Union nicht Europa verteidigen kann.” Die US-Sicherheitsgarantien, die nukleare Abschreckung und die Präsenz von US-Truppen in Europa seien “absolut notwendig für die Verteidigung Europas”. Zuvor hatte Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron mit der Forderung nach einer “strategischen Autonomie” Europas eine kritische Debatte angestoßen. “Jeder Versuch, die Bindung zwischen Nordamerika und Europa zu schwächen, wird nicht nur die Nato schwächen – sie wird auch Europa spalten”, betonte Stoltenberg.

Bidens UN-Kandidatin: Müssen Allianzen mit Verbündeten erneuern

Die voraussichtliche neue US-Botschafterin der USA bei den Vereinten Nationen hat Verbündeten ihres Landes eine Stärkung der zuletzt in Mitleidenschaft gezogenen Beziehungen versprochen. “As the US Ambassador to the United Nations, I will work to restore America’s reputation in the world and renew relations with our allies,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield wrote on Twitter Monday.

Zuvor hatte der gewählte US-Präsident Joe Biden bestätigt, sich für die 68-Jährige als höchste US-Diplomatin bei den UN in New York entschieden zu haben. Sie muss noch durch den US-Senat bestätigt werden. Aus westlichen Kreisen im UN-Sicherheitsrat waren nach dem Aufkommen erster Gerüchte zur Besetzung des Postens positive Signale gekommen: Thomas-Greenfield sei eine erfahrene Berufsdiplomatin mit langjähriger Expertise auch hinsichtlich der Vereinten Nationen und speziellem Fokus auf Afrika. Dies mache sie bei einer Berufung sofort einsatzfähig.

Veel diplomaten bij de VN beschouwen de zittende Amerikaanse ambassadeur en Trump-donor Kelly Craft als een verkeerde keuze vanwege een gebrek aan diplomatieke ervaring.

Trump-Team trennt sich von umstrittener Anwältin

Wenige Tage nach einer aufsehenerregenden Pressekonferenz zu angeblichem Wahlbetrug hat US-Präsident Donald Trump die Zusammenarbeit mit der Anwältin Sidney Powell beendet. Powell arbeite nicht länger für Trumps Anwaltsteam und auch nicht für den Präsidenten persönlich, erklärte Trumps Privatanwalt Rudy Giuliani am Sonntag.

Powell hatte am Donnerstag an der Seite von Giuliani einen angeblichen Betrug bei der Präsidentschaftswahl am 3. November angeprangert. Die Anwältin behauptete, Trump habe seinen Herausforderer Joe Biden in Wirklichkeit mit großem Vorsprung geschlagen. Zudem äußerte sie die Vermutung, dass Kuba, Venezuela und andere “kommunistische” die Wahl mit Hackerangriffen zugunsten von Biden manipuliert hätten. Für ihre Behauptungen führte sie keinerlei Belege an.

Trump’s attorneys are appealing in Pennsylvania

Das Wahlkampfteam von US-Präsident Donald Trump hat gegen die Klageabweisung in Pennsylvania Berufung eingelegt. In einem Gerichtsverfahren forderte Trumps Team das US-Berufungsgericht am Montag auf, eine Entscheidung des Bezirksrichters Matthew Brann zu revidieren. Es soll überprüft werden, ob Brann sich zu Unrecht geweigert habe, die Klage Trumps ein zweites Mal zu ändern.

Der Richter hatte am Samstag einen Antrag von Trumps Team abgewiesen, die Klage erneut um das Argument zu erweitern, die Abstimmung in Pennsylvania sei verfassungswidrig verlaufen. Demnach sollte das Wahlergebnis verworfen werden und das Landesparlament von Pennsylvania – das von Republikanern beherrscht wird – über die Wahlleute entscheiden.

Het campagneteam van Trump heeft sinds de stemming van 3 november tientallen rechtszaken aangespannen in zes centrale staten om de uitkomst van de verkiezingen ongedaan te maken. Ohne die 20 Wahlleute aus Pennsylvania kann Trump faktisch nicht gewinnen. Dort soll das Ergebnis am Montag beglaubigt werden.

Biden will am Dienstag erste Ministerkandidaten vorstellen

Der gewählte US-Präsident Joe Biden will am Dienstag seine ersten Kandidaten für Ministerämter in seinem Kabinett vorstellen. Mehr dazu lesen Sie hier.

Neue juristische Niederlage für Trump im Kampf gegen Wahlergebnisse

Ein Bundesgericht im US-Staat Pennsylvania hat dem amtierenden US-Präsidenten Donald Trump in seinem Kampf gegen die Wahlergebnisse eine weitere Niederlage verpasst. Trumps Anwälte hätten nur “bemühte rechtliche Argumente ohne Wert und spekulative Behauptungen” ohne Beweise vorgelegt, schrieb Richter Matthew Brann in einer am Samstagabend veröffentlichten Begründung seiner Entscheidung. Trump und seine republikanischen Verbündeten haben auch bei anderen Klagen in Michigan, Georgia, Nevada und in Pennsylvania bereits Niederlagen einstecken müssen.

Het bevel waarom Trump had verzocht om te voorkomen dat Pennsylvania de verkiezingsresultaten zou certificeren, werd daarom afgewezen. Trumps Klage zielte auch darauf ab, Millionen Briefwahlstimmen möglicherweise für ungültig zu erklären. Die vorgelegten Argumente und Beweise hätten aber nicht mal dafür gereicht, die Stimme “eines einzigen Wählers” für ungültig zu erklären, schrieb der Richter. “Unser Volk, unsere Gesetze und Institutionen verlangen mehr”, schrieb er.

In dem wichtigen Bundesstaat, der 20 Wahlleute zu vergeben hat, setzte sich der Demokrat Joe Biden durch. Volgens voorspellingen van de Amerikaanse media heeft Biden nu 306 kiezers, aanzienlijk meer dan de meerderheid van 270 stemmen die nodig zijn om te winnen. Trump weigert echter zijn nederlaag toe te geven en beweert dat er bij de verkiezingen van 3 november massale verkiezingsfraude heeft plaatsgevonden. Er hat dafür jedoch keine stichhaltigen Beweise vorgelegt. Aus diesem Grund haben Richter bereits mehrere seiner Klagen abgewiesen.

Ältere Einträge zu den US-Wahlen können Sie here nachlesen.

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