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Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon banned from Twitter over beheading call

Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon banned from Twitter over beheading call

Technology
Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been banned from Twitter after he called for the beheading of Dr Anthony Fauci and the FBI director Christopher Wray.The action comes as Donald Trump supporters - some of them armed with rifles and handguns - descended on election counting centres after the president made unsubstantiated allegations that the vote is being stolen from him. US election 2020 live: Follow the latest updates Mr Bannon, who is currently on bail after pleading not guilty to charges of fraud and money laundering, made the comments during an online show in which he criticised the men for not supporting the president enough.Dr Fauci, who is the head of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned that the US government's strategy for...
George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry

George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry

World
The former Trump adviser whose remarks in a London pub sparked the US inquiry into possible collusion with Russia has been sentenced to 14 days in jail.George Papadopoulos, 31, told the court in Washington DC he was a "patriotic American" who made a mistake by lying.He pleaded guilty last October to lying to the FBI about the timing of meetings with alleged go-betweens for Moscow. He was the first former Trump aide arrested in the probe into an alleged Kremlin plot to sway the 2016 US vote.US President Donald Trump reacted by taking an apparent swipe at the cost of the investigation into the former aide. Who's who in the Russia-Trump inquiry? How Trump's Russia trouble unfolded In Friday's sente...
Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign aide, accused of witness tampering

Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign aide, accused of witness tampering

World
US prosecutors have accused Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, of trying to tamper with potential witnesses ahead of his trial.Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian election interference, said Mr Manafort had contacted people related to his money laundering and tax fraud case in breach of his bail terms.Mr Manafort, 69, denies all charges. They are not connected with allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the US election.Mr Trump denies any collusion and has consistently spoken of a witch hunt.Mr Manafort's first trial, on charges of money laundering and illegal lobbying, is due to begin in September. Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks Trum...