Trump’s return to the Capitol sets the tone for the news week in the US

Trump’s return to the Capitol sets the tone for the news week in the US
Trump’s return to the Capitol sets the tone for the news week in the US

On Wednesday, the 216-207 vote in the Lower House in favor of charging Garland with contempt of Congress after his refusal to provide the requested audio of President Joe Biden’s interview with special prosecutor Robert Hur captured media attention.

Although the vote promoted by Republicans meant a formal censure of the attorney general, it did not have tangible results, since such procedures are referred to the Department of Justice (DOJ) which weighs whether they deserve to be prosecuted.

The DOJ announced this Friday to the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, that it will not file criminal charges for contempt of Congress against Attorney General Garland, according to a letter circulated in the media.

At the time, the special counsel’s report unleashed a political storm in Washington after refusing to prosecute the current president and describing him as a “sympathetic, well-intentioned old man with a bad memory.”

Trump’s return to the Capitol after the revolt of his supporters on January 6, 2021 was another of the impactful news of the week. Less than five months before his rematch with Biden, the former ruler met with congressional Republicans.

The magnate held private meetings with members of the House of Representatives a few blocks from the Capitol and then with members of his party in the Senate.

He stated that his meeting with the Upper House was “excellent” and that the Republican Party has “tremendous unity” and “common sense.” Furthermore, he commented that in the House of Representatives he perceived the same thing.

The day before, Trump turned 78 and celebrated with his loyalists in West Palm Beach, as the press reported.

Other news spaces were dedicated to the heavy flooding caused by torrential rains in Florida since Tuesday. Reports indicated that the inclement weather left at least two deaths and kept more than seven million people under alert until yesterday.

Also of interest was the declaration of the guilty verdict of the 12 members of the jury in the trial of Hunter Biden, accused of three federal charges for possession of weapons in what constitutes the first criminal conviction of a son of a president of the United States. United in exercise.

This week the current occupant of the Oval Office traveled to Europe, the second time in the last 15 days, now for the Group of Seven (G7) Summit, which concludes this Saturday in Apulia, Italy.


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