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Indiana teachers union head goes on CNN and begs cops ‘please stop shooting us’

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Dan Holub, executive director of the Indiana State Teachers Association, had a simple message for the sheriff’s department that fired plastic bullets at cowering teachers during an active shooter drill — please promise “you won’t shoot teachers” anymore.

“It was at the start of an active shooter training that was occurring in the district,” Holub said, recalling the incident. After being told to “face the wall”, teachers were prompted to “crouch down and they were shot at with plastic pellets.”

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“Many of them were shocked, and obviously it was a great surprise to them,” Holub went on, adding that some of the teachers had been injured as a result of the shooting. “Honestly, people just didn’t understand why that would be done. We don’t start our school buildings on fire when we’re doing fire safety training, it just seems to us that there is absolutely no reason that this should have occurred.”

Holub said he’s pursuing legislation related to active shooter trainings.

“What we’ve sought is simply an amendment to that to say that during that training, you won’t shoot teachers,” he said. For a moment Holub and host Brooke Baldwin were stunned into silence by the absurdity of the situation, before Holub chuckled and added, “Pretty obviously.”

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CNN’s John Berman tears apart leaked GOP anti-impeachment talking points piece by piece

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CNN's John Berman on Tuesday tore apart Republicans' new anti-impeachment talking points and expressed astonishment that this was the best they could come up with to defend President Donald Trump.

Referring to talking points first reported by Axios, Berman went over the GOP's arguments line by line and showed why they are unlikely to convince anyone of the president's innocence.

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White House aides want Trump to stop saying his Ukraine phone call was ‘perfect’: CNN’s Jim Acosta

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta said President Donald Trump's aides were frustrated with the president's defense of his phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he apparently tried to use military aid to extort political dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

Furthermore, there is fear in the White House that some Republicans may defect and vote to impeach the president — which would wreck their narrative.

"I just spoke with a source close to the White House a short while ago who objected to the president continuing to say that his phone call with the leader of the Ukraine was 'perfect,'" said Acosta. "Nobody really is echoing that message on behalf of the president. It doesn't seem that anybody here in Washington, except for the most partisan of partisans feels, that the president's phone call with the leader of Ukraine was perfect."

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House Democrat smacks down Trump’s claim of ‘doctored’ transcripts: ‘Those transcripts are reviewed by those witnesses’

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," during a discussion of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's legal situation, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) trashed President Donald Trump's claim that the transcripts from the impeachment hearings were somehow falsified.

"I will say that the craziness continues," said Connolly. "For the president today to assert, based on nothing, the transcripts were doctored and don't really reflect the deposition of the witnesses we heard from — and by the way, those transcripts are reviewed by those witnesses and their attorneys before they're released for accuracy — but secondly, of course, to have the chief of staff of the president actually suing his own White House to get a decision about whether or not he's required to respond to congressional demand for testimony or the White House directive really brings us into all-new territory in terms of craziness. And it's really disturbing to watch."

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