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Bill Maher floored by ‘nincompoop’ Betsy DeVos: ‘She had a month to bone up and she couldn’t even do that’

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Bill Maher admitted that he didn’t know the Department of Education was a recent department in the president’s cabinet and he isn’t sure if it needs to be there.

“It’s only been around since 1980, so I’m not 100 percent sure we need a Department of Education,” Maher said. “I know we need good education. But how did we get along with it all the way up until 1980 because I feel like education has only gotten worse since.”

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Maher confessed he would have more respect for Donald Trump’s education nominee Betsy DeVos if she said in her hearing that she wanted to abolish the Department of Education.

She’s “obviously just a billionaire nincompoop, who had a month!” Maher exclaimed. “She obviously didn’t even know anything about the Department of Education. She had a month to bone up on it before the hearings and she couldn’t even do that.”

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WATCH: Protester scales Secret Service building to spray-paint profane anti-Trump message

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On Friday, protests around the country continued against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As CNN covered shots of protests in Washington, D.C., one demonstrator could clearly be seen scaling a Secret Service building, before taking out a can of spray paint and writing "F**K TRUMP" on the edifice.

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Some commenters on social media noticed, and tweeted their support for the protester.

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Trump aide told investigators Paul Manafort began spreading Ukraine conspiracy theories as soon as DNC server hack was revealed

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On Friday, a new batch of documents recording the interviews former special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors held with aides to President Donald Trump was released, as part of a Freedom of Information Act request by BuzzFeed News.

One of the revelations in the interviews with Rick Gates, who served as an aide to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, was that Manafort began pushing conspiracy theories about Ukraine at the same time that the Russian hack into the Democratic National Committee became publicly known.

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CNN’s Jim Acosta walks through all the times Trump has ‘thrown gasoline’ on racial tension

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On CNN Friday, following President Donald Trump's abrupt exit from a press conference following a racially charged tweet, chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta broke down President Donald Trump's history of stoking racial tensions during moments of crisis.

"He is trying to clean up this tweet that he posted last night," said Acosta. "First, just what the president said a few moments ago. He said the looters in Minneapolis should not be able to drown out the voice of so many peaceful protesters. That, obviously, is a very mild version of what he was trying to say or he claims he was trying to say last night when he tweeted, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." That obviously is an expression steeped in all kinds of ugliness. The Miami Police chief back in 1967, when there was unrest in that city, used that expression. George Wallace, the segregationist, used words like that in 1968."

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