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“Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts,” Murphy wrote. “I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official — including those who work at the White House or GSA — with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. To be clear, …

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio. But it …

COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s public health agency has been without permanent leaders in two of its top positions for months as the state confronts a rising toll from the worst global pandemic in a century. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control has lacked a permanent executive director for five months and lost its public health …

“Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result,” the spokesman said. “He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines.” Trump Jr. becomes the latest figure close to the President to test positive for Covid-19. In addition to …

Trump extended the invitation on Thursday morning to the Michigan lawmakers by calling Mike Shirkey, the person familiar previously told CNN. Trump and the lawmakers will meet at 4 p.m. ET, the source familiar with the plans said. Shirkey has not responded to emails from CNN either, and his phone mailbox was also full. Trump …

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse — two of the few lawmakers in their party who are willing to criticize Trump — released statements late on Thursday night, taking the President to task for his attempts to overturn his loss in Michigan. Romney’s statement was the most direct criticism of Trump’s chaotic …

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell share an elbow bump greeting prior to testifying before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 22, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Pool | Reuters Treasury …

Trump also called two Republican canvass board members from Wayne County, to Tuesday to offer his support, the person said, after they went back and forth on voting to certify the election results from the state’s largest county, which includes Detroit. The board members filed affidavits Wednesday seeking to “rescind” their votes to certify the …

“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud,” Trump said in a tweet that also repeated other baseless conspiracy theories about the election and was flagged by Twitter as “disputed.” “Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as …

The cases were short-lived in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania federal courts, and fed into a pro-Donald Trump legal strategy that’s almost certain to fail to block Biden’s presidential win before the Electoral College formalized it. The suits mirrored one another and were all backed by the law firm of a nationally known conservative attorney, …