Stories tagged: "President Trump"


FILE - Al Schmidt, former city commissioner of Philadelphia, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, on June 13, 2022. Schmidt, a former Philadelphia election official who has told of enduring death threats whipped up by Donald Trump for defending the city's 2020 vote-counting against the former president's election lies, will be nominated for the top election administration post in Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro's administration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Josh Shapiro Chooses Republican Al Schmidt, Targeted by Trump in 2020, to Oversee Pennsylvania Elections

Schmidt upheld democracy in Philadelphia during the 2020 Election, pushing back against Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud. He has told the Jan. 6 committee that his family received death threats after Trump called him out on Twitter.

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021, to complain about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and masking policies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Pa. Republican Congressman Scott Perry Referred to House Ethics Committee For Refusing to Cooperate With Jan. 6 Probe

While an Ethics Committee referral doesn't carry the potential consequences of the criminal referrals the Jan. 6 committee made against Donald Trump and several members of his inner circle, the ethics complaint against Perry will bring greater scrutiny to his efforts to help the former president overturn the 2020 election.

This is a mail in ballot for the 2020 General Election issued by the Allegheny County Election Division in Pittsburgh, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Justice Department Subpoenas Allegheny County Election Officials for Trump Communications Around 2020 Election

Election officials in Allegheny County have been asked for communications involving former President Donald Trump and his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Republicans Are Already Scheming to Undermine the 2022 Election Results in Pennsylvania

Former President Donald Trump and his allies are already planning to wage aggressive court campaigns and launch a media blitz if the midterms don’t go their way.

President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Biden Hits Hard Again Against MAGA Republicans in Prime-Time Philadelphia Speech

Making his second Pennsylvania stop in two days, the president was not subtle about the danger posed by the extreme wing of the Republican party: “They are determined to take this country backwards."

President Joe Biden speaks at the Arnaud C. Marts Center on the campus of Wilkes University, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Ahead of Trump Visit to Wilkes-Barre, Biden Blasts ‘MAGA Republicans,’ ‘Sickening’ Attacks on FBI

The campaign-style speech near Biden's hometown of Scranton was the first of three scheduled visits by the president in less than a week to the state that is home to a competitive governor's race and a US Senate contest that could help determine whether Democrats will keep their majority in the chamber.

FILE - Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., takes a question from a reporter at a news conference held by the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Aug. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, File)
Scott Perry Says FBI Agents Seized His Cellphone

The five-term Republican congressman from Dauphin County said three agents visited him while he was traveling Tuesday with his family and "seized my cell phone." He called the action "banana republic tactics."