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Fox’s Sean Hannity warns any Republican senator who votes to impeach Trump will face primary challenger
A growing number of Republican senators, 17 of whom would be needed to convict Donald Trump, say they oppose even holding an impeachment trial over the former presidents incitement of the Capitol mob earlier this month. 
House Democrats, who will deliver the impeachment charge of incitement of insurrection to the Senate today, hoped that GOP denunciations of Mr Trump in the aftermath of the 6 January riot would translate into a conviction. 
But as that day stretches further into the past, Republican senators are rallying to Mr Trumps legal defence, including Marco Rubio, who claimed the trial was stupid and counterproductive. 
The first chance I get to vote to end this trial, Ill do it, he added. 
It comes as President Joe Biden prepares to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender people from joining the military – a ban put in place by Mr Trump in the first year of his presidency. 
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Trumps niece wants to change her name to distance herself from former president
Mary Trump, Donald Trumps niece, has said she wants to change her last name in order to disassociate herself from her uncle as it comes with a negative connotation due to the damage done by him.
The former presidents relative, who publicly criticised Mr Trump and wrote a scathing memoir about him, said her uncle did incalculable damage” to the country.
“I am prepared to change my name if need be,” she said in an interview to The Telegraph, and added that she feared the negative connotations attached with the surname could impact her future.
The clinical psychologist also addressed speculations that Melania Trump is unhappy in her marriage and is allegedly seeking a divorce  
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 10:59
Birx addresses moment when Trump dangerously mused about bleach as a coronavirus treatment
Dr Deborah Birx, the former White House coronavirus task force coordinator, has said she didnt even know what to do when Donald Trump in April dangerously mused about whether injecting bleach might treat coronavirus. 
Experts immediately warned of the life-threatening risks of such a move, but critics suggested Dr Birx herself failed to adequately push back against the then-presidents false suggestions. 
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 10:39
Joe Biden stops motorcade on return from church to buy bagels from trendy bakery
If you are the US president you can do mostly what you like with your motorcade including ordering it to stop so you can buy bagels from a trendy bakery.
On Sunday, the sidewalks outside of Georgetowns Call Your Mother Deli were briefly filled by men in dark suits wearing earpieces, and the presidential motorcade of Joe Biden.
Returning from Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the Georgetown neighborhood, having attended his first mass after being sworn in as president, Mr Biden and family stopped to pick up an order.
Our chief US correspondent Andrew Buncombe has more: 
First family orders sesame bagels with cream cheese
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 10:20
Rubio admits Trump responsible for Capitol riot, but says he should not undergo impeachment trial
Marco Rubio has said he will vote to end Donald Trumps impeachment trial the first chance I get. 
Despite admitting the former president was partially responsible for the 6 January Capitol riot, Mr Rubio said impeachment was really bad for America and that it would fuel divisions. 
It comes after Mr Rubio stood by for four years a US president who succeeding in sowing unprecedented division in the country, in a campaign which ended in his colleagues lives being put at risk when pro-Trump insurrections stormed the countrys seat of democracy. 
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 09:59
Giuliani admits associate sought to bill Trump $20,000 per day to overturn election result
Rudy Giuliani has admitted that his associate sought $20,000 (£14,600) per day from the Trump campaign in return for his efforts to overturn the US election result representing a price hike of 10 times the usual sum, according to a report.
Donald Trumps personal lawyer has consistently denied requesting such a fee for his services, following a Washington Post report suggesting the pair previously fierce allies had fallen out over demands for that exact amount, with the former president taking offence and ordering his aides not to pay it.
But it emerged on Saturday that Mr Giuliani reportedly conceded in a short phone interview with The New York Times that his associate Maria Ryan had in fact sent Trump campaign officials an email detailing such a fee shortly after election day.
Former NYC mayor laments being portrayed as some kind of money-grubbing ambulance chaser
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 09:41
Birx says figures in Trump White House believed coronavirus was a hoax
Heres more from Dr Deborah Birxs interview with CBS Face the Nation. In it, she says there were people in the White House who definitely believed that this was a hoax. 
I think because the information was confusing at the beginning. I think because we didnt talk about the spectrum of disease, because everyone interpreted on what they knew, and so they saw people get Covid and be fine, Dr Birx added by way of explanation. 
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 09:19
Biden to drop Trumps military transgender ban
Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by former president Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision told AP.
Mr Biden has been widely expected to overturn the Trump policy in his early days in office. The White House could announce the move as early as Monday, according to the person briefed on the decision who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the order.
The move to reverse the policy has the support of Mr Biden’s newly confirmed defence secretary, retired Army general Lloyd Austin, who spoke of the need to overturn it during his Senate confirmation hearing last week.
President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 09:01
Dr Deborah Birx says someone was creating parallel coronavirus data for Trump she had never seen
Dr Deborah Birx, who headed up the White House coronavirus task force under Donald Trump, has told CBSs Face the Nation there was parallel data being fed to the former president last year that were not transparently utilised. 
The physician, who was widely criticised for her failure to push back against Mr Trumps coronavirus misinformation, added she saw the then-president presenting graphs she had had no involvement in. 
She did not appear to explain why she failed to resign or speak out about the issue. 
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 08:45
Obama, Bush and Clinton share video denouncing Trump without mentioning his name
Former presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton have recorded a video clip in which they effectively denounce Donald Trump without evening mentioning his name. 
I think the fact that the three of us are standing here today talking about a peaceful transfer of power speaks to the institutional integrity of our country, Mr Bush says.
Mr Clinton adds: This is an unusual thing. We are both trying to come back to normalcy, deal with totally abnormal challenges, and do what we do best, which is try to make a more perfect union. 
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 08:19
Growing number of GOP senators oppose impeachment trial
A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial, a sign of the dimming chances that former president Donald Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the US Capitol.
House Democrats, who will walk the impeachment charge of incitement of insurrection to the Senate on Monday evening, are hoping that strong Republican denunciations of Mr Trump after the 6 January riot will translate into a conviction and a separate vote to bar Mr Trump from holding office again. 
But GOP passions appear to have cooled since the insurrection, and now that Mr Trump’s presidency is over, Republican senators who will serve as jurors in the trial are rallying to his legal defence, as they did during his first impeachment trial last year.
A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial
Tom Embury-Dennis25 January 2021 08:00