Trump news - live: Press chief quits in apparent nod to defeat, as Murdoch appears to turn on president

Joe Sommerlad,Oliver O'Connell,Alex Woodward and Adam Withnall
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On a day that began with warnings by a conservative pundit that Donald Trump’s final weeks in power could be his “most dangerous”, and the fallout from a 46-minute speech on social media branded as “one of his most dishonest ever”, the president continues to rail against the results of the 2020 presidential election as his communications director resigns.

While he refused to tell reporters whether he had any confidence in US Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department announced that it is suing Facebook for discriminating against Americans in its hiring practices

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Meanwhile, first daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump has hit out at the “vindictive” probe regarding her hotel work around the time of her father’s inauguration, calling it a waste of taxpayer dollars. Her older brother Donald Jr is reportedly planning his future as a potential head of the National Rifle Association.

Trump’s legal team has meanwhile suffered another embarrassing defeat at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which has refused to hear their case alleging election fraud, as the Wall Street Journal – the flagship newspaper of record from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp – warns that the president’s spurious fraud claims could risk the GOP’s critical senate elections in Georgia.

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