President-elect Joe Biden will have his work cut out when dealing with politicians on Capitol Hill which is much changed since he served there.
The US presidential transition was thrown into tumult on Monday, with Donald Trump blocking government co-operation with Joe Biden’s team and Attorney General William Barr authorising the Justice Department to investigate allegations of electoral fraud.
At least three senior Trump administration or campaign officials have tested positive for Covid-19 after attending an election night watch party in the White House East Room.
US Attorney General William Barr has authorised federal prosecutors across the country to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities before the presidential election is certified, despite little evidence of fraud.
US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has said Donald Trump is “100% within his rights” to question election results and consider legal options after his defeat by Joe Biden.
Democrats’ hopes are fading for control of the US Senate, as Republicans repelled an onslaught of challengers and fought to retain their fragile majority.
The battle for power in the Senate has tightened as the Democrats picked up a seat in Colorado, but suffered a setback in Alabama.
Republicans have suffered a first setback in the battle for Senate control as Democrats picked up a seat in Colorado.
Republicans are fighting to keep control of the Senate in a close contest against a surge of Democrats challenging US President Donald Trump’s allies.
Senate Republicans have voted overwhelmingly to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett towards final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.
US President Donald Trump offered to name Judge Amy Coney Barrett his Supreme Court nominee last week – days before his formal announcement on his selection.
Congressional leaders from both parties have criticised US President Donald Trump after he declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of powers if he loses the election on November 3.