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YouTube has indefinitely suspended Donald from its platform and also barred his lawyer Rudy Giuliani from being able to monetize his content.

The Google-owned social media behemoth imposed a temporary ban on 's channel two weeks ago, depriving his 3 million subscribers of content 'in light of the ongoing potential for violence.'

It joined a raft of Silicon Valley heavyweights in censoring for the Capitol riot over allegations that he fomented the deadly 'insurrection'. 

YouTube said said separately that 's lawyer Rudy Giuliani had also been taken off its Partner Program - which allows creators to make money off their videos. 

Donald Trump was issued with a temporary ban on January 12 following the upload of a speech from Alamo, Texas that day. He told the Democrats: 'Be careful what you wish for' when discussing his impeachment

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Donald was issued with a temporary ban on January 12 following the upload of a speech from Alamo, Texas that day. He told the Democrats: 'Be careful what you wish for' when discussing his impeachment

Donald Trump has almost 3 million subscribers on the Google-owned site

Donald has almost 3 million subscribers on the Google-owned site

Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal attorney and the man who spearheaded his failed legal battle to overturn the presidential election, had defended Wednesday's rioters who stormed the US Capitol. Pictured: Appearing on Steve Bannon's 'War Room' show

Giuliani, Donald 's personal attorney and the man who spearheaded his failed legal battle to overturn the presidential election, had defended Wednesday's rioters who stormed the US Capitol. Pictured: Appearing on Steve Bannon's 'War Room' show

He is accused of repeatedly violating YouTube's policy against posting misleading information about the US election. 

The 76-year-old has posted videos titled 'The Biden Crime Family's Payoff Scheme' and 'Election Theft of the Century' to his channel, which has around 600,000 subscribers.

The ban on making money off his clips comes as the former New York mayor faces a $1.3 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems after alleging on social media that the firm had engaged in election fraud.

According to YouTube, Giuliani will be able to appeal the decision in 30 days - providing the underlying issues have been fixed.

was blocked from uploading videos to YouTube two weeks ago following the upload of a speech in Texas in which he said he was at 'zero risk' of 25th amendment removal and warned Democrats 'be careful what you wish for'.  

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YouTube will not specify which of 's remarks broke their rules. They would only say that the offending statement incited violence. 

Among his remarks at the event on January 12 was that it was the 'impeachment hoax' that is causing 'tremendous anger'. 

'The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration. As the expression goes: Be careful what you wish for.

'The impeachment hoax is a continuation of the greatest and most vicious witch hunt in the history of our country, and it is causing tremendous anger and division and pain - far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the USA, especially at this very tender time,' he said. 

The decision by YouTube to ban indefinitely fuels an ongoing war between fans and Big Tech.

His fans believe that he has been censored throughout his presidency and that the blanket ban by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others is the nail in the coffin.

Silicon Valley claims it is acting in the interests of democracy.

But while is without his social media megaphone, he is still calling shots in the Republican party.

A large-scale defection to purge him from the party - once considered plausible - looks to be in tatters.  

Many Republicans have been wary to defend 's alleged role in the riot, which left five dead including a policeman. 

But as the Senate prepares for an impeachment trial for 's incitement of the riot, few seem willing to attack him.

After House Republicans who backed his impeachment found themselves facing intense backlash - and 's lieutenants signaled the same fate would meet others who joined them - Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for an attempt to dismiss his second impeachment trial.

Trump and wife Melania arriving back in Florida on January 20, they rode out of Washington in Air Force One as Joe Biden was being inaugurated on the Capitol

and wife Melania arriving back in Florida on January 20, they rode out of Washington in Air Force One as Joe Biden was being inaugurated on the Capitol

YouTube's tweet from earlier this month when it imposed a temporary ban on the president

YouTube's tweet from earlier this month when it imposed a temporary ban on the president

Only five Republican senators rejected the challenge to the trial.

's conviction was considered a real possibility just days ago after lawmakers whose lives were threatened by the mob weighed the appropriate consequences - and the future of their party.

But the Senate vote on Tuesday is a sign that while may be held in low regard in Washington following the riots, a large swath of Republicans is leery of crossing his supporters, who remain the majority of the party's voters.

'The political winds within the Republican Party have blown in the opposite direction,' said Ralph Reed, chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition and a ally.

'Republicans have decided that even if one believes he made mistakes after the November election and on Jan. 6, the policies championed and victories he won from judges to regulatory rollback to life to tax cuts were too great to allow the party to leave him on the battlefield.'

The vote came after , who decamped last week to his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, began wading back into politics between rounds of golf.

He took an early step into the Arkansas governor's race by endorsing former White House aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and backed Kelli Ward, an ally who won reelection as chair of Arizona's Republican Party after his endorsement.

At the same time, 's team has given allies an informal blessing to campaign against the 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of impeachment.

After Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer backed impeachment, Republican Tom Norton announced a primary challenge. Norton appeared on longtime adviser Steve Bannon's podcast in a bid to raise campaign contributions.

On Thursday, another loyalist, Rep. Matt Gaetz, plans to travel to Wyoming to condemn home-state Rep. Liz Cheney, a House GOP leader who said after the Capitol riot that 'there has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.'

's eldest son, Donald Jr. - a star with 's loyal base -- has encouraged Gaetz on social media and embraced calls for Cheney's removal from House leadership.

remains livid with Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, who refused to support 's false charges that Georgia's elections were fraudulent. Kemp is up for reelection in 2022, and has suggested former Rep. Doug Collins run against him.

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman's decision not to seek reelection in 2022 opens the door for Rep. Jim Jordan, one of 's most enthusiastic supporters, to seek the seat. Several other Republicans, some far less supportive of the former president, are also considering running.

's continued involvement in national politics so soon after his departure marks a dramatic break from past presidents, who typically stepped out of

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