1. US riots: 'Be careful what you wish for' - Donald Trump defiant in first appearance since Capitol attack  New Zealand Herald
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  5. Live: Trump leaves White House for trip to Alamo, Texas  The Independent
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Unrepentant Trump slams impeachment plans as he tours US-Mexico border.Unrepentant Trump slams impeachment plans as he tours US-Mexico border.

US riots: 'Be careful what you wish for' - Donald Trump defiant in first appearance since Capitol attack - NZ Herald

It is his first public appearance since the deadly Capitol riot.It is his first public appearance since the deadly Capitol riot.

Donald Trump emerges from seclusion to visit Texas border wall | Newshub

YouTube is the last major tech company that has not banned Trump from posting on its platforms after the Capitol riot.YouTube is the last major tech company that has not banned Trump from posting on its platforms after the Capitol riot.

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Deutsche Bank will cease its longstanding relationship with outgoing US president Donald Trump, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.Deutsche Bank will cease its longstanding relationship with outgoing US president Donald Trump, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank To Cut Ties With Outgoing US President Donald Trump: Report

A military aide brought the 'nuclear football' Tuesday as President Trump traveled to Texas, after House Speaker Pelosi spoke about keeping an 'unhinged' leader away from the nuclear codes.A military aide brought the 'nuclear football' Tuesday as President Trump traveled to Texas, after House Speaker Pelosi spoke about keeping an 'unhinged' leader away from the nuclear codes.

Donald Trump's military aide takes nuclear codes satchel to Texas | Daily Mail Online

A video of the Trump family in a tent was taken prior to the president's Jan. 6 speech, not during the Capitol riot, as claimed by social media posts.A video of the Trump family in a tent was taken prior to the president's Jan. 6 speech, not during the Capitol riot, as claimed by social media posts.

Fact check: Video shows Trump family in tent before Jan. 6 rally

Trump is celebrating 450 miles of new border wall in Texas. But campaigners say that in the Arizona mountains, the work has created security flaws.Trump is celebrating 450 miles of new border wall in Texas. But campaigners say that in the Arizona mountains, the work has created security flaws.

Poor Trump border wall construction created new weakpoints: sources - Business Insider

The suggestion Trump has been censored is simply wrong. It misleads the public into believing all 'free speech' claims have equal merit. They do not.The suggestion Trump has been censored is simply wrong. It misleads the public into believing all 'free speech' claims have equal merit. They do not.

No, Twitter is not censoring Donald Trump. Free speech is not guaranteed if it harms others

No, Twitter is not censoring Donald Trump. Free speech is not guaranteed if it harms others

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

The president made one last stand on immigration in Alamo.The president made one last stand on immigration in Alamo.

Trump’s border visit was a desperate ploy to save his immigration legacy - Vox

US News: WASHINGTON: Banks, corporations, and business leaders are joining Big Tech and social media in cutting ties with Donald Trump and extremist Republican.US News: WASHINGTON: Banks, corporations, and business leaders are joining Big Tech and social media in cutting ties with Donald Trump and extremist Republican.

Banks and business cut ties with isolated Trump - Times of India

By the time Biden is sworn in, the social media landscape and the political appetite for regulating it may look quite different.By the time Biden is sworn in, the social media landscape and the political appetite for regulating it may look quite different.

2021 Is Moment of Reckoning for Social Media Giants

Trump ban is like applying a band-aid to a bullet wound.

Why Trump ban is a band-aid to a bullet wound - CGTN

U.S. civil rights groups will organize an advertiser boycott against Alphabet's YouTube if it does not remove President Donald Trump's channel, the groups told Reuters.U.S. civil rights groups will organize an advertiser boycott against Alphabet's YouTube if it does not remove President Donald Trump's channel, the groups told Reuters.

Exclusive: Civil rights groups demand Google remove Trump's YouTube channel | Reuters

Bank had propped up Trump Organization for years despite being sued by president but acted after Capitol attackBank had propped up Trump Organization for years despite being sued by president but acted after Capitol attack

Deutsche Bank joins companies cutting ties with Donald Trump | Deutsche Bank | The Guardian

Big Tech's censorship of President Trump and other conservatives since last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol provoked backlash Monday, with their stocks falling and rebukes from political figures around the world.Big Tech's censorship of President Trump and other conservatives since last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol provoked backlash Monday, with their stocks falling and rebukes from political figures a

Twitter, Big Tech stocks tumble after Trump bans - Washington Times

Trump heads to Texas border in final days to showcase wall | 2021/01/12Trump heads to Texas border in final days to showcase wall

Trump heads to Texas border in final days to showcase wall | Taiwan News | 2021/01/12

Parler (aka “Twitter for conservatives”) has been removed from the Google Play and Apple App Stores. Sign up is not available now — will it ever be?Parler (aka “Twitter for conservatives”) has been removed from the Google Play and Apple App Stores. Sign up is not available now — will it ever be?

"Parler Sign up Not Available" Message: What’s Going on With the App?

After his role in the Capitol riot, two of Trump's preferred lenders, Deutsche Bank and Signature Bank, said they were cutting future ties with the president.The president has two personally guaranteed mortgages with Deutsche Bank. They come due in 2023 and 2024.

Deutsche Bank and Signature Bank cut future ties with Trump, citing Capitol riots

Donald Trump got banned from his favorite social media platform and it kicked off a profound chain of events in the tech world.Donald Trump got banned from his favorite social media platform and it kicked off a profound chain of events in the tech world.

Social media companies are done with Trump. Now what? | Popular Science

In this episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel talks with regulation expert Daphne Keller about who should regulate what happens on the internet, how it should get done, and where platform moderation goes after banning Donald Trump.Trump, Twitter, and the First Amendment.

Trump, Twitter, and the First Amendment - The Verge

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday said she sees the suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump from Twitter and other social media platforms as “problematic.” After the U.S.German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday said she sees the suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump from Twitter and other social media platforms as “problematic.” After the U.S.

Merkel Calls Trump Ban from Twitter, Other Media Platforms 'Problematic' | Voice of America - English

But US tech and social media companies will not be escaping greater scrutinyBut US tech and social media companies will not be escaping greater scrutiny

Twitter shares drop after permanent ban on @realDonaldTrump | Markets – Gulf News

The social media firm’s US-listed shares were also off 6.8% at $47.94 in thin premarket trading.The social media firm’s US-listed shares were also off 6.8% at $47.94 in thin premarket trading.

After Donald Trump's account suspension, Twitter shares slump 7%

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump’s tumultuous relationship with the financial industry is once again under pressure after his top creditor, his hometown bank and even his mortgage lender spurned him in the wake of riots at the U.S. Capitol.The question is whether his other banks and financial backers -- including giants Capital One Financial Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. -- plan to keep him as a client.Fresh strains in Trump’s relationship with the industry began emerging late Monday. Deutsche Bank AG decided not to conduct more business with Trump or his family company while waiting for him to pay off roughly $300 million in loans in years ahead, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Manhattan-based Signature Bank, a mere 10-minute walk down Fifth Avenue from Trump Tower, announced it’s closing Trump accounts holding about $5.3 million.Then on Tuesday, Professional Bank, which once gave him an $11 million mortgage, said it won’t do more deals with the Trump Organization and “will be winding down the relationship effective immediately.”Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons running the family business while his father is in the White House, didn’t respond to a request for comment.With New York City joining an onslaught of companies and entities looking to pull back from doing business with Trump after he encouraged a mob of supporters to storm the Capitol, here’s a look at the firms that provide him with credit or hold his money, and what they have said about those ties:Capital OneThe firm known for its credit cards holds as much as $75 million of Trump’s money across four checking and savings accounts, mostly for his revocable trust, according to the president’s July 31 financial disclosure form. Capital One paid Trump and his trust as much as $2 million in interest the prior year. Until recently the bank had a branch next to a Trump condominium building at Park Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan. Some Twitter users have posted that they’ll close their accounts with the bank if it doesn’t take action against Trump. “As a matter of policy we do not discuss current or former customer relationships,” the bank said in a statement issued by a spokesperson.JPMorgan ChaseThe biggest U.S. bank holds as much as $6 million across three accounts for the president, mostly in a savings account established by his father, Fred, for Trump’s benefit, filings show. JPMorgan paid Trump as much as $17,500 in interest for the year. “We’re going to decline to comment,” said bank spokesperson Amy Bonitatibus.BankUnited Inc.The Florida-based bank holds as much as $25.25 million across two money-market accounts for Trump, filings show. The vast majority of that is in an account for the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust. The bank paid Trump as much as $102,500 in interest for 2019. Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, was once part of an investor group that purchased BankUnited in the aftermath of the financial crisis. It later became a publicly traded company. The bank’s representatives didn’t respond to a message seeking comment.First Republic BankTrump had as much as $50,000 in a checking account at the California-based lender as of July 31, filings show. “There was a single account, which was inactive and is closed,” First Republic said in a statement provided by external spokesperson Greg Berardi. He declined to specify the timing or otherwise elaborate.Ladder CapitalThe nonbank lender specializing in commercial real estate loaned Trump $282 million from 2012 to 2016 for four Manhattan properties, according to city records and Trump’s personal financial disclosure. The loans, backed by property including his towers at 40 Wall St. and on Fifth Avenue, were bundled into securities and sold to investors. Jack Weisselberg, a loan-origination executive at Ladder, declined to comment, and there was no response to messages sent to other executives. He’s the son of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer who previously worked for Fred Trump.Deutsche BankTrump borrowed $125 million from Deutsche Bank in 2012 for the Trump National Doral Miami resort, according to county records and Trump’s personal financial disclosure. The variable-rate debt, which is pegged either to Libor or the Prime rate, matures in 2023. He also borrowed $170 million for the Trump International Hotel in Washington in 2015 and has another 2012 loan from the German lender against his hotel/condo tower in Chicago. Both of those variable-rate loans come due in 2024. A Deutsche Bank spokesperson declined to comment.Signature BankMost of the $5.3 million that Trump had in checking and money-market accounts at Signature was held for Trump’s revocable trust, according to Trump’s personal financial disclosure. The bank paid him as much as $105,000 in interest the prior year. His daughter, Ivanka, once served on Signature’s board of directors. “We believe the appropriate action would be the resignation of the president of the United States, which is in the best interests of our nation and the American people,” the bank said in a statement.Professional BankThe Florida-based bank held as much as $25 million in a money market account for Trump’s revocable trust, paying as much as $1 million in interest for the year, according to the July filing. The bank only recently established a relationship with Trump: In 2018 it provided a mortgage for Trump’s $18 million purchase of his sister’s home in Palm Beach across the street from his Mar-a-Lago club. The $11 million loan carries a 4.5% interest rate and matures in 2048, according to county records and Trump’s personal financial disclosure.‘Under-Leveraged’Eric Trump has described the Trump Organization as a profitable company that’s able to partner with anyone it wants.“We are one of the most under-leveraged real estate companies in the country,” he told Bloomberg in 2019. “Virtually all of our assets are owned free and clear, and the very few that do have mortgages are a small fraction relative to the value of the asset.”Despite Donald Trump’s past conflicts with the financial industry -- he’s defaulted on loans, his companies have filed for bankruptcy and he has a penchant for suing people and organizations who don’t bend to his will -- there’s been no shortage of firms willing to provide him capital or hold his money.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump’s tumultuous relationship with the financial industry is once again under pressure after his top creditor, his hometown bank and even his mortgage lender spurned him in the wake of riots at the U.S. Capitol.The question is whether his other banks and financial backers -- including giants Capital One Financial Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. -- plan to keep him as a client.Fresh strains in Trump’s relationship with the industry began emerging late Monday. Deutsche Bank AG decided not to conduct more business with Trump or his family company while waiting for him to pay off roughly $300 million in loans in years ahead, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Manhattan-based Signature Bank, a mere 10-minute walk down Fifth Avenue from Trump Tower, announced it’s closing Trump accounts holding about $5.3 million.Then on Tuesday, Professional Bank, which once gave him an $11 million mortgage, said it won’t do more deals with the Trump Organization and “will be winding down the relationship effective immediately.”Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons running the family business while his father is in the White House, didn’t respond to a request for comment.With New York City joining an onslaught of companies and entities looking to pull back from doing business with Trump after he encouraged a mob of supporters to storm the Capitol, here’s a look at the firms that provide him with credit or hold his money, and what they have said about those ties:Capital OneThe firm known for its credit cards holds as much as $75 million of Trump’s money across four checking and savings accounts, mostly for his revocable trust, according to the president’s July 31 financial disclosure form. Capital One paid Trump and his trust as much as $2 million in interest the prior year. Until recently the bank had a branch next to a Trump condominium building at Park Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan. Some Twitter users have posted that they’ll close their accounts with the bank if it doesn’t take action against Trump. “As a matter of policy we do not discuss current or former customer relationships,” the bank said in a statement issued by a spokesperson.JPMorgan ChaseThe biggest U.S. bank holds as much as $6 million across three accounts for the president, mostly in a savings account established by his father, Fred, for Trump’s benefit, filings show. JPMorgan paid Trump as much as $17,500 in interest for the year. “We’re going to decline to comment,” said bank spokesperson Amy Bonitatibus.BankUnited Inc.The Florida-based bank holds as much as $25.25 million across two money-market accounts for Trump, filings show. The vast majority of that is in an account for the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust. The bank paid Trump as much as $102,500 in interest for 2019. Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, was once part of an investor group that purchased BankUnited in the aftermath of the financial crisis. It later became a publicly traded company. The bank’s representatives didn’t respond to a message seeking comment.First Republic BankTrump had as much as $50,000 in a checking account at the California-based lender as of July 31, filings show. “There was a single account, which was inactive and is closed,” First Republic said in a statement provided by external spokesperson Greg Berardi. He declined to specify the timing or otherwise elaborate.Ladder CapitalThe nonbank lender specializing in commercial real estate loaned Trump $282 million from 2012 to 2016 for four Manhattan properties, according to city records and Trump’s personal financial disclosure. The loans, backed by property including his towers at 40 Wall St. and on Fifth Avenue, were bundled into securities and sold to investors. Jack Weisselberg, a loan-origination executive at Ladder, declined to comment, and there was no response to messages sent to other executives. He’s the son of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer who previously worked for Fred Trump.Deutsche BankTrump borrowed $125 million from Deutsche Bank in 2012 for the Trump National Doral Miami resort, according to county records and Trump’s personal financial disclosure. The variable-rate debt, which is pegged either to Libor or the Prime rate, matures in 2023. He also borrowed $170 million for the Trump International Hotel in Washington in 2015 and has another 2012 loan from the German lender against his hotel/condo tower in Chicago. Both of those variable-rate loans come due in 2024. A Deutsche Bank spokesperson declined to comment.Signature BankMost of the $5.3 million that Trump had in checking and money-market accounts at Signature was held for Trump’s revocable trust, according to Trump’s personal financial disclosure. The bank paid him as much as $105,000 in interest the prior year. His daughter, Ivanka, once served on Signature’s board of directors. “We believe the appropriate action would be the resignation of the president of the United States, which is in the best interests of our nation and the American people,” the bank said in a statement.Professional BankThe Florida-based bank held as much as $25 million in a money market account for Trump’s revocable trust, paying as much as $1 million in interest for the year, according to the July filing. The bank only recently established a relationship with Trump: In 2018 it provided a mortgage for Trump’s $18 million purchase of his sister’s home in Palm Beach across the street from his Mar-a-Lago club. The $11 million loan carries a 4.5% interest rate and matures in 2048, according to county records and Trump’s personal financial disclosure.‘Under-Leveraged’Eric Trump has described the Trump Organization as a profitable company that’s able to partner with anyone it wants.“We are one of the most under-leveraged real estate companies in the country,” he told Bloomberg in 2019. “Virtually all of our assets are owned free and clear, and the very few that do have mortgages are a small fraction relative to the value of the asset.”Despite Donald Trump’s past conflicts with the financial industry -- he’s defaulted on loans, his companies have filed for bankruptcy and he has a penchant for suing people and organizations who don’t bend to his will -- there’s been no shortage of firms willing to provide him capital or hold his money.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

More of Trump’s Banks Cut Ties as Backlash Grows Over Violence

Within days tech giants have moved to "deplatform" the president and some of his supporters.Within days tech giants have moved to "deplatform" the president and some of his supporters.

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What you need to know about presidential pardons, including a close parsing of the language in the Constitution.What you need to know about presidential pardons, including a close parsing of the language in the Constitution.

Can President Trump pardon himself? The answer may be hidden in a grammar lesson. - Poynter

The report says the warning was issued internally by the FBI’s field office in Norfolk, Virginia, a day before the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol.The report says the warning was issued internally by the FBI’s field office in Norfolk, Virginia, a day before the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The Latest: GOP Rep. Cheney says she will vote to impeach

The ban could spark fury from Trump supporters on Twitter, risking loss in number of its users, say analysts - Anadolu AgencyThe ban could spark fury from Trump supporters on Twitter, risking loss in number of its users, say analysts - Anadolu Agency

Twitter loses $5B, shares down 12% since Trump ban

Facebook and Twitter have suspended Donald Trump's accounts. This is a remarkable action from companies scrambling to get themselves off the hook. We can't let them, says DW's Editor-in-Chief Manuela Kasper-Claridge.Facebook and Twitter have suspended Donald Trump's accounts. This is a remarkable action from companies scrambling to get themselves off the hook. We can't let them, says DW's Editor-in-Chief Manuela Kasper-Claridge.

Opinion: Social media simply pulling the plug won′t work | Opinion | DW | 11.01.2021

We need an open digital commons, where individuals maintain ownership of their own identities and where speech is highly resistant to political pressure. We need an open digital commons, where individuals maintain ownership of their own identities and where speech is highly resistant to political pressure. 

How To Respond to the Great Deplatforming of 2021 – Reason.com

After Twitter banned President Trump last week and Apple, Amazon, and Google all outlined plans to deplatform Parler — the social network that became...

Gab, a Pa.-based social network, is the new online hub for the far-right fringe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If, let us suppose, the United States government could not constitutionally pass a law banning Trump from using Twitter or Facebook, why should Twitter and Facebook be allowed to do so?If, let us suppose, the United States government could not constitutionally pass a law banning Trump from using Twitter or Facebook, why should Twitter and Facebook be allowed to do so?

Op-ed: Social media and ‘free speech’: Is it time for government regulations? - Chicago Tribune

Donald Trump decided to take a surprise trip to Alamo. Not the Alamo, but Alamo. The other one. Confused? Yeah so is the city of Alamo, Texas who had no idea that Trump was paying them a visit. According to Politico, Trump announced a trip to South Texas’s Rio Grande Valley over the weekend to look at the 450 miles of border wall that has been completed. One town that is close to the border is Alamo. However, Bobby Salinas, the city manager of Alamo, put out a statement on Monday claiming that not a single official in Alamo was told ahead of time that Trump would be visiting and wrote city officials have no information whatsoever on the president’s itinerary. Donald Trump decided to take a surprise trip to Alamo. Not the Alamo, but Alamo. The other one. Confused? Yeah so is the city of Alamo, Texas who had no idea that Trump was paying them a visit. According to Politico, Trump announced a trip to South Texas’s Rio Grande Valley over the weekend to look at the 450 miles of border wall that has been completed. One town that is close to the border is Alamo. However, Bobby Salinas, the city manager of Alamo, put out a statement on Monday claiming that not a single official in Alamo was told ahead of time that Trump would be visiting and wrote city officials have no information whatsoever on the president’s itinerary.

Remember (Where) The Alamo (Is Located)

An open letter posted by Nye County Republican Party Chairman Chris Zimmerman after last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol has been circulated widely, prompting Nevada’s Senate delegation to callAn open letter posted by Nye County Republican Party Chairman Chris Zimmerman after last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol has been circulated widely, prompting Nevada’s Senate delegation to call

Senators call for probe of Nye County GOP letter | Govt-and-politics | elkodaily.com

Parler and Gab both refer to themselves “free speech” social networks. But one has been deplatformed and the other is gaining users.Parler and Gab both refer to themselves “free speech” social networks. But one has been deplatformed and the other is gaining users.

The Deplatforming of Parler Is a Boon for Bitcoin-friendly Gab - Decrypt

“I’m going to be very restrained, if I use it at all,” Donald Trump told us in 2016. Something else happened.“I’m going to be very restrained, if I use it at all,” Donald Trump told us in 2016. Something else happened.

“Professional Bank has decided not to engage in any further business with the Trump Organization.”"Professional Bank has decided not to engage in any further business with the Trump Organization."

Another Bank Says It Will Cut Ties With Trump – Mother Jones

President Trump on Tuesday showed no contrition or regret for instigating the mob that stormed the Capitol and threatened the lives of members of Congress and his vice president, saying that his remarks to a rally beforehand were “totally appropriate” and that the effort by Congress to impeach and convict him was “causing tremendous anger.” Answering questions from reporters for the first time since the violence at the Capitol on Wednesday, the...

Trump Expresses No Contrition for Inciting the Capitol Mob

And with a flip of a switch, he was gone. Departing U.S. President Donald Trump lost his highly followed presence on both Twitter and Facebook, and on a whole host of other lesser social media sites as well, last week for, among other things,And with a flip of a switch, he was gone. Departing U.S. President Donald Trump lost his highly followed presence on both Twitter and Facebook, and on a whole host of other lesser social media sites as well, last week for, among other things,

RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Trump goes dark | Regional-Perspectives | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald