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Biden denies his new administration will be a 'third Obama term' claims he won't use the DOJ to investigate Trump and admits he hasn't spoken to the president since the election - in first interview since victory

President-elect Joe Biden has given a wide-ranging interview with NBC News, insisting his presidency will not be 'a third Obama term' and suggesting he will not pursue criminal investigations into President Donald Trump once he takes office. Speaking to NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, Biden also revealed that he has not spoken to President Donald Trump directly since the election. One day after a federal agency released a letter authorizing the transition to move forward, Biden described the Trump administration's transition efforts as 'sincere'. 'Immediately, we've gotten outreach from the national security shop to just across the board,' Biden said. 'And they're already working out my ability to get presidential daily briefs... so I think we're gonna not be so far behind the curve as we thought might be in the past.'  President-elect Joe Biden has given a wide-ranging interview with NBC News, insi

Donald Trump 'is planning to pardon his disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn'

Donald Trump is planning to pardon his disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn, Axios reported Tuesday.   Flynn twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia's ambassador before Trump took office but has yet to be sentenced.  He sought to withdraw the guilty plea in January, arguing that prosecutors violated his rights and duped him into a plea agreement. The president is said to have told confidants he plans to pardon Flynn, and others, before he leaves office. Sources told CNN Trump could yet change his mind.     Donald Trump is planning to pardon his disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn, Axios reported Tuesday. Flynn is pictured in 2018  Trump has not been shy about using his pardon power to help political allies and those he believes have been wronged by an out-of-control justice system.  Trump in March said he was strongly considering a full pardon for Flynn. He said the FBI and Justice Department had “destroyed” Flynn’s life and th

Scott Morrison says Aussies who refuse to take Covid-19 vaccine could be forced into a two-week quarantine when they enter the country

Scott Morrison has revealed Australians who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine could be forced to quarantine for two weeks when they enter the country unless they have a 'genuine medical reason' not to get the jab.  The prime minister has previously said a vaccine, which is expected to roll out in March, will be optional but the government will find ways to encourage people to take it.  Qantas boss Alan Joyce sparked anger from anti-vaxxers and vaccine skeptics on Sunday when he said  his airline may ban people who have not taken the jab from international flights. Scott Morrison has suggested Australians who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine will be forced to quarantine for two weeks when they enter. Pictured: Passengers arrive in Melbourne Would you take a coronavirus vaccine rolled out in Australia? Yes No Undecided Would you take a coronavirus vaccine rolled out in Australia? Yes No Undecided Would you take a coronavirus vaccine rolled out in Australia?

Fired Trump lawyer Sidney Powell pleads for cash as she promises she REALLY will release the Kraken on Wednesday by suing Georgia officials over voting machines and 'foreign intrusion'

The conspiracy theory-obsessed lawyer who claimed that Donald Trump was cheated out of the election by a Communist plot, is cashing in with a fundraising vehicle that's supposed to be for organizations like volunteer fire companies. Sidney Powell, whose outlandish theory earned a rebuke from the President, has founded a 'legal defense fund' under the Internal Revenue Service category 501(4). The IRS says that 501(4) should normally apply to 'social welfare organizations' and community groups like homeowners associations. It can be used for lobbying activities but the deductions are not tax deductible like those for nonprofits. The website for The Legal Defense fund says that 'millions of dollars must be raised to defend the Republic as these lawsuits continue to be filed to ensure victory' for Trump, even though he has now essentially admitted defeat to Joe Biden by allowing the transition to go ahead.  Powell surfaced Tuesday night on Fox Business Network&#

Melbourne’s Bourke St killer was a drug-addled junkie and thief who no-one suspected could be a radicalised Muslim terrorist - until it was too late

The man who killed beloved Melbourne identity Sisto Malaspina was a known junkie with an extensive criminal history.  It was a sad fact that gave cops some comfort that Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was not a threat of committing an evil attack against an unsuspecting community.  The Melbourne cafe icon died in horrific circumstances on Bourke Street two years ago at the hands of Shire Ali.  Melbourne identity Sisto Malaspina died in horrific circumstances in the attack in Bourke Street two years ago Hassan Khalif Shire Ali set fire to his vehicle before luring Melburnians into his web of evil  Coronial Judge John Cain is in the process of investigating whether Shire Ali's attack was terrorism, what key security agencies knew and whether the incident could have been prevented.  On Wednesday, an unsworn office jockey working for Victoria Police told the coronial inquest he did not think Shire Ali had the history to warrant him being placed under further police scrutiny.  He had been work

Goodbye daaarling: Stars gather to celebrate the life of zany TV legend Jeanne Little, 82, at a laughter-filled memorial service for the Gold Logie winner who died after a long battle with dementia

Gold Logie winner and Australian entertainment legend Jeanne Little has died aged 82 after a long battle with dementia Entertainment legend Jeanne Little has been remembered as a madcap television talent, serious stage performer and Australian performing icon. Singers, actors and media figures who worked with Little over her long career gathered on Wednesday for a memorial service to farewell the beloved star.   Little died on November 7 aged 82 after a decade-long battle with dementia.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions numbers were capped at 100 for the celebration of Little's life in the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace at Cremorne on Sydney's lower north shore.  The art deco cinema is owned by former daytime TV presenter and theatre producer Mike Walsh, who first brought Little into Australians' lounge rooms.  Her family asked that instead of sending flowers friends and fans donate to the Jeanne Little Alzheimer's Research Fund.  Celebrant Scott Duncombe gave permission to

EXCLUSIVE: Elite private school graduate is charged with meth possession and a 'serious' incident at a hospital - as his mother learns she'll spend Christmas behind bars for allegedly stabbing him at home

A Scots College graduate allegedly stabbed by his mum was charged over a 'serious' incident at a Gold Coast hospital and possessing cannabis and meth. Daily Mail Australia can reveal new details of the charges faced by Hugo Ball, 22, while he was studying in Queensland at Bond University earlier this year.  Court documents said Ball was charged with the offence of 'serious assault, resist or obstruct a public officer by biting, spitting, throwing bodily fluid or faeces'. The alleged incident occurred on June 18 at Robina Hospital - where he was a patient that month.  Months later, Ball was also allegedly caught at Surfers Paradise on October 1 and charged with one count of possessing cannabis and another of methamphetamine.  The details can be revealed as his mother, Samantha Palmer, 55, is told she will be behind bars until next year.   Hugo Ball , 22, was to face a series of charges in a Queensland court on Wednesday. They relate to alleged meth and cannabis possessio