Economy of the United States
The ransacking of the US Capitol Wednesday was Trump's last gift to the Republican Party. They have had a "hell of a journey" together, as Lindsey Graham said from the Senate floor. But now Trump has given the party a convenient reason to spit him out just as quickly as they popped him like a pill four years ago.
Russian officials on Thursday pointed to the storming of the US Capitol as evidence of America's decline, with one saying it showed US democracy was "limping on both feet".
After the stunning events in Washington, many in Moscow said the United States was no longer in any position to lecture other countries on freedom and democracy.
President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state's presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud and raising the prospect of "criminal offense" if officials did not change the vote count, according to a recording of the conversation.