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Joe Biden Sworn As 46th President Of United States At Capitol Hill

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in a ceremony at the Capitol Hill where he pledged to be a President for all Americans including those who didn’t vote for him. He wishes from all the leaders across the globe who pours wishes and greetings for him. 

President Biden addressed and stated that he will fight as hard for those who did not support him as for those who supported him. “For all those who supported our campaign, I’m humbled by the faith you placed in us. To all those who did not support us, let me say this: Hear me out as we move forward. Take a measure of me and my heart. If you still disagree, so be it. That’s democracy. That’s America. The right to dissent peaceably within the guardrails of our republic is perhaps this nation’s greatest strength. Yet hear me clearly. Disagreement must not lead to disunion,” he said. 

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Mr. Biden further said- “Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: Bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. Few people in our nation’s history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we’re in now.”He also expressed that the country needs much more repair and restoration along with healing and much to building and gaining. 

Right now US is the worst affected nation in the COVID-19 pandemic to which he stated that few people in our nation’s history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we all are now. He said- “once-in-a-century virus that silently stalks the country”, Biden said it has claimed, “as many lives in one year as America lost in all of World War II.”

He further said – “For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness, and fury. No progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.” 

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After the inaugural ceremony, in his first tweet as President of the United States (POTUS), Biden said “there’s no time to waste.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Mr. Biden and Twitted “My warmest congratulations to Joe Biden on his assumption of office as President of the United States of America. I look forward to working with him to strengthen the India-US strategic partnership. My best wishes for a successful term in leading the USA as we stand united and resilient in addressing common challenges and advancing global peace and security.” 

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The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu also greeted Biden- “Congratulations & best wishes to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on being sworn in as the President & Vice President of USA. India-US ties are based on many shared values and I am sure that the partnership between the two nations will get further cemented in the coming years.”  

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US President Donald Trump Pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, And Charles Kushner

US President Donald Trump has pardoned former campaign manager Paul Manafort, ex-adviser Roger Stone, and the father of Mr. Trump’s son-in-law.  Even earlier, US President Trump commuted the prison sentence of Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress.

According to BBC reports, Manager Paul Manafort was convicted in 2018 in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Around 29 people will be benefited from Donald’s latest pardons before he leaves the White House next month. At the same time, 26 of them won full acquittals, and the other three received commutations.

A commutation usually takes the form of a reduced prison term but does not erase the conviction or imply innocence, and a Pardon is an expression of the president’s forgiveness that confers extra privileges such as restoring the convict’s right to vote.

While the final days of office, the Presidents often grant pardon. Mr. Trump has used the powerless than any president in modern history apart from George HW Bush.

Mr. Trump’s pardon for Manafort spared his former campaign chairman from serving most of his seven-and-a-half-year prison term for financial fraud and conspiring to obstruct the investigation into himself.

Manafort tweeted in his official Twitter account-  “Mr. President, my family & I humbly thank you for the Presidential Pardon you bestowed on me. Words cannot fully convey how grateful we are.”

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